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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 102
Professor
Wayne Snedden
Semester
Fall

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Bridging the “research to clinical” divide November 25, 2011 Guest Speaker One gene – one enzyme Predates the identification of DNA as the genetic material One gene= one disease Has been a useful way to think about disease pathways Many of the disease will be monogenic 53/1000 people will have been hospitalized by age 25 because of a genetically determined illness Chromosomal disorder – trisomy 21 Chromosomal deletion – William Syndrome Single gene disorder – Hemophilia A Uncertainty in diagnostics Relationship between genotype and phenotype is solid Increasingly, clinical genetic testing is used to predict
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