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Medical Genetics

  • Aaron GardnerEmail author
  • Sarah Stauffer
  • Lindsay Petley-Ragan
  • Philip Wismer
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
Chapter

Abstract

In the Medical Genetics simulation we approach a more complex genetic disease. Monogenic disorders such as CF, and the chromosome abnormalities discussed in the Cytogenetics chapter often have a high penetrance, meaning that a high proportion (or all) of those with the genetic abnormality will develop the disease. As our understanding of genetics and the human body increases, we are discovering that many complex diseases include a genetic component as a predisposition. Here you’ll learn about a partially heritable form of breast cancer and the advances in modern medicine that allow us to detect and treat such cancers.

Further reading

  1. Alberts B et al (2015) The molecular biology of the cell, 6th edn. Garland Science, AbingdonGoogle Scholar
  2. Hartwell L et al (2015) Genetics: from genes to genomes, 5th edn. McGraw-Hill, BostonGoogle Scholar
  3. OpenStax (2018) Biology. OpenStax CNX. http://cnx.org/contents/185cbf87. Accessed 1 June 2018Google Scholar
  4. Shah R, Rosso K, Nathanson SD (2014) Pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. World J Clin Oncol 5(3):283–298CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Urry LA et al (2014) Campbell biology, 10th edn. Pearson, BostonGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Gardner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sarah Stauffer
    • 1
  • Lindsay Petley-Ragan
    • 1
  • Philip Wismer
    • 1
  • Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
    • 1
  1. 1.Labster Group ApSKøbenhavn KDenmark

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