Biomedical research

Click here to print this page

Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics is the science of human biological variations as it relates to health and disease.

Medical Genetics includes:

  • the studies of the pattern of inheritance of diseases in families
  • the mapping of disease genes to specific chromosomal locations


Medical Genetics analyses molecular mechanisms through which genes cause diseases and the diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases.Medical Genetics also plays a role in genetic counselling: the communication of information regarding risks, prognoses and treatment to patient and families.
 

Click on the relevant subsections in the left panel to go to the topics you're interested in.

Website: Websteen