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MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND GENETIC DISORDERS

Introduction The impact of molecular biology on genetic disorders has been enormous. Over 200 single-gene disorders have now been identified; these include the determination of the olecular genetic defects in cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia. This understanding of the basic odes of inheritance is fundamental to genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis. A glossary of terms commonly used