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Clinical Genetics

Articles on Clinical Genetics include topics on the role of genetic factors in human disease susceptibility by observation of patients and their families

Clinical Genetics Articles

Genetics of inflammatory bowel disease: The role of the HLA complex
This article reviews current knowledge of the role of HLA complex genes in IBD susceptibility and phenotype, and discusses the factors currently limiting the translation of this knowledge to clinical practice.

Date: 19 Oct 2006, Rating: 2.71, 11 pages

Genetic Basis Of Alexander Disease Discovered
Scientists have pinpointed the gene responsible for a rare and devastating childhood brain disorder called Alexander disease, solving a 50-year-old mystery regarding its cause.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 2.75

Details of Chromosome 22 Structure Offer Clues to How Genes Are Lost in a Genetic Disease
Chromosome 22, a hot spot for human disease, yielded a few more of its secrets to genetics researchers.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.77

Researchers Link Newly Discovered Gene To Hereditary Neurological Disease
Scientists have linked a recently discovered gene to a rare nervous system disease called hereditary spastic paraplegia, for which there is no cure.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.00

Common Properties In Genes Implicated In Development Of Cancer
Two researchers have performed a bioinformatic study on the genes which have been implicated in the development of cancer.

Date: 18 Sep 2006, Rating: 5.25

Variable phenotypic expression of mutations in genes of the immune system
The article is a shor review of the molecular bases of many primary immunodeficiency diseases...

Date: 8 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Genetic Cause Of Speech Defect Discovered
A genetic abnormality that causes a type of language impairment in children -- a discovery that could lead to isolating genes important for the development of expressive language -- was discovered.

Date: 7 Jul 2006, Rating: 9.25