Introduction -- 1. Chromosomal Basis of Heredity -- 2. The Human Genome: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes -- 3. Tools of Human Molecular Genetics -- 4. Principles of (Clinical) Cytogenetics -- 5. Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes -- 6. Mechanisms of Inheritance part I: Mendelian (or Single-Gene) Patterns -- 7. Mechanisms of Inheritance part II: Mitochondrial, Imprinted, and Multifactorial Patterns -- 8. Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations -- 9. The Genetic Contribution to Disease: Locating and identifying Disease Genes -- 10. Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies -- 11. The Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease -- 12. The Treatment of Genetic Disease -- 13. Developmental Disorders and Birth Defects (Leslie Biesecker) -- 14. Genetics of Cancer -- 15. Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment -- 16. Molecular Diagnostics -- 17. Prenatal Diagnosis -- 18. Genetics and Society -- Case Studies.
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