Using Genetics in Endocrinology

Sometimes even the most seasoned endocrinologists will encounter a patient who they have trouble finding a diagnosis. There is now an effort to use advances in science to help find answers for some of the field's most troubling questions

Sometimes even the most seasoned endocrinologists will encounter a patient who they have trouble finding a diagnosis. There is now an effort to use advances in science to help find answers for some of the field's most troubling questions

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD, from Harvard Medical School discussed how genetics can help with the diagnosis of these conditions during the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 24th Annual Scientific and Clinical Congress in Nashville. Hirschhorn, who also works at Boston Children's Hospital said testing can help identify conditions affecting obesity and growth disorders.