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Highlights of this Course

Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. The material in this course encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases (such as cancer genetics), study of inheritance of diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations, study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders, provision of genetic counseling for families, and investigations of methods for gene therapy. Unlike any other field, genetics represents a true integration between the basic and the clinical sciences.

Course Description

Medical genetics involves the application of genetic principles in the practice of medicine. Medical genetics encompasses diagnosis and treatment of genetic diseases, study of inheritance of diseases in families, mapping of disease genes to their chromosome locations, study of the molecular genetics and pathogenesis of inherited disorders, provision of genetic counseling for families, and recently, investigations of methods for gene therapy.

The field of Human Genetics has expanded exponentially over the past twenty-five years. Unlike any other field, genetics represents a true integration between the basic and the clinical sciences.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
Laurie Ann Demmer
Diana W. Bianchi
Janet M. Cowan
Jodi Dana Hoffman
Assistants
Jessica Jonas
Course Length
16 Hours
Level
Undergraduate