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Before Mendel

Peter S. Harper.

in A Short History of Medical Genetics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; History of Medicine. 13375 words.

The rapid growth in knowledge of the different inheritance patterns of inherited disorders during the first two decades of the 20th century is described. During this period human diseases...

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The Beginnings of Molecular Biology

Peter S. Harper.

in A Short History of Medical Genetics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; History of Medicine. 11365 words.

Follows our knowledge of chromosomes in general from pre-mendelian times, through the recognition that chromosomes were the physical structures carrying the units of inheritance, to the...

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Biochemical diagnosis and carrier detection

Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia L. H. Emery.

in The History of a Genetic Disease

February 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Medicine; Clinical Genetics. 3207 words.

Chapter 10 discusses biochemical diagnosis and carrier detection in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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Current trends and the future

Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia L. H. Emery.

in The History of a Genetic Disease

February 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Medicine; Clinical Genetics. 4188 words.

Chapter 13 briefly summarizes some of the current areas of research and future possibilities with regard to the muscular dystrophies as a group of related conditions.

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Duchenne de Boulogne (1806–1875)

Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia L. H. Emery.

in The History of a Genetic Disease

February 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Medicine; Clinical Genetics. 6454 words.

Chapter 5 discusses Guillaume Benjamin Amand Duchenne, or Duchenne de Boulogne, who played a singularly important role in the history of muscular dystrophy.

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Early history of muscular dystrophy

Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia L. H. Emery.

in The History of a Genetic Disease

February 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Medicine; Clinical Genetics. 5141 words.

Chapter 2 discusses how Duchenne muscular dystrophy was observed and perhaps even recorded in earlier times.

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Edward Meryon’s contribution to muscular dystrophy

Alan E. H. Emery and Marcia L. H. Emery.

in The History of a Genetic Disease

February 2011; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Medicine; Clinical Genetics. 9886 words.

Chapter 3 explores the first systematic study of the condition by Edward Meryon in the early 1850s. He lived during a very interesting period in English history, namely from 1807 to 1880, a...

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The Elements of Medical Genetics

Peter S. Harper.

in A Short History of Medical Genetics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; History of Medicine. 12608 words.

Shows how advances in this aspect of the field have increasingly underpinned medical genetics as a whole, allowing not only laboratory diagnosis of genetic disorders but also...

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Eugenics

Peter S. Harper.

in A Short History of Medical Genetics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; History of Medicine. 10274 words.

This chapter describes the little known episode of how the flourishing field of genetics, including human and medical genetics, in Soviet Russia was destroyed in the late 1930s for...

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The Foundations of Human and Medical Genetics: Introduction

Peter S. Harper.

in A Short History of Medical Genetics

November 2008; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Clinical Genetics; History of Medicine. 542 words.

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