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The branch of medicine that deals with the influence of molecules, including gene expression, on disease processes and with molecular treatments, such as gene therapy.
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molecular medicineGenomic medicine The application of molecular methods to clinical medicine; MM encompasses 'diagnostic' methods–eg, Southern–Western and Northern blot hybridizations, DNA signal amplification by PCR, and use of agents produced by recombinant DNA techniques–eg, biological response modifiers and vaccines, and insertion and manipulation of the genome per se
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