About Genetic Medicine

Medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders. It is the study of genetic mechanisms, including the genetic basis of human disease, and the development of genetically based tests and therapies. Advances in molecular biology and human genetics, coupled with the completion of the Human Genome Project and the increasing power of quantitative genetics to identify disease susceptibility genes, are contributing to a revolution in the practice of medicine. The Division of Genetic Medicine provides an academic environment enabling researchers to explore new relationships between disease susceptibility and human genetics. The Division of Genetic Medicine was established to host both research and clinical research programs focused on the genetic basis of health and disease.

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