Part 1. Genetics
1.6. Genetic Medicine and Clinical Genetics
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Biesecker, L. G. 2005. Molecular dysmorphology. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.6:74.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Clinical dysmorphology includes the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple malformation syndromes. When this clinical practice is merged with the research disciplines of genomics and developmental biology, it is called molecular dysmorphology. The goals of this scientific discipline are the delineation of the molecular basis of normal and abnormal development and the improvement of the care of patients affected by these disorders through increased knowledge. The development of the field is reviewed and examples are presented to demonstrate the power and excitement of this discipline.
- developmental biology;
- positional cloning;
- pediatric genetics;