Medical Genetics: History
Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Vogel, F. 2006. Medical Genetics: History. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
Some notion of the rules of heredity in humans has existed for more than 2000 years; however, genetics as a true science was founded only in the second half of the nineteenth century, and has undergone recent rapid development. This knowledge is being increasingly used in medicine.
- biometric genetics;
- genetic analysis;
- mendel's laws;
- twin studies