medical genetics


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med·i·cal ge·net·ics

the study of the etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of human diseases which are at least partially genetic in origin. Compare: clinical genetics, human genetics.

medical genetics

med·i·cal ge·net·ics

(med'i-kăl jĕ-net'iks)
The study of the etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of human diseases that are at least partially genetic in origin.
Compare: clinical genetics, human genetics
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1) Departments of Medical Genetics, Adnan Menderes University Faculty of Medicine, Aydin, Turkey
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The center, on the eighth floor of the Jones Eye Institute, was made possible by a $3 million gift from the Tollett family, "The center is the only one of its kind in the region, and puts the Institute on the leading edge nationally for merging medical genetics into ophthalmologic care," UAMS said in a press release.
The study has been published in BMC Medical Genetics.
A new regulation amending Directive 2005/36/EC on professional qualifications, adopted on 3 March, extends the automatic recognition of qualifications to specialists in medical oncology and medical genetics.
It will become home to some of the nation's leading experts in cancer genetics and will provide purpose-built facilities for the award-winning Institute of Medical Genetics.