The Human Genome Project (HGP) has created the field of genomics – understanding, and using, genetic information. The knowledge, resources and technologies arising from the HGP enables us to understand how our genes contribute to human health and disease. Genetics is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of diseases.
So what type of person works in genetics in the pharmaceutical industry?
I did a Masters course at Kings College London, which provided me with a sound foundation in drug discovery, as it was tailored towards a career in the industry.