Table of Contents

History of medical genetics.
Medicine in a genetic context.
Precision medicine.
Nature and frequency of genetic disease.
Genome and gene structure.
Genome structure.
Epigenetics.
Human gene mutation in inherited disease: molecular mechanisms and clinical consequences.
Genes in families.
Analysis of genetic linkage.
Chromosomal basis of inheritance.
Mitochondrial medicine: the mitochondrial biology and genetics of metabolic and degenerative diseases, cancer, and aging.
Mitochondrial biology - split of above chapter.
Mitochondrial disorders - split of above chapter.
Multifactorial inheritance and complex diseases.
Immunologic disorders: autoimmunity: genetics and immunologic mechanisms.
Population genetics.
Pathogenetics of disease.
Twins and twinning.
The biological basis of aging: implications for medical genetics.
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