Basic concepts in human molecular genetics

Christine M. Koellner, Kara A. Mensink, W Edward Jr. Highsmith

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Molecular diagnostics is the branch of laboratory medicine or clinical pathology that utilizes the techniques of molecular biology to diagnose disease, predict disease course, select treatments, and monitor the effectiveness of therapies. Molecular diagnostics is associated with virtually all clinical specialties and is a vital adjunct to several areas of clinical and laboratory medicine, but is most predominantly aligned with infectious disease, oncology, and genetics. The subject of this chapter is molecular genetics, which is concerned with the analysis of human nucleic acids as they relate to disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Pathology
Subtitle of host publicationThe Molecular Basis of Human Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9780128027615
StatePublished - Nov 2 2017


  • Genetic testing
  • Inheritance patterns
  • Molecular biology
  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Molecular methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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