Molecular medicine: a primer for clinicians Part. XI: Clinical implications of the new genetics-II

S D J Med. 1997 Dec;50(12):445-8.


This installment in the series complements Molecular Medicine X to complete the discussion of "non-traditional inheritance"-concepts recently recognized or expanded to explain clinical observations that do not fall neatly under mendelian laws. These include mosaicism, genomic imprinting, uniparental disomy, triplet repeats, microdeletions and contiguous gene syndromes, and mitochondrial disorders.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Female
  • Gene Deletion
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Trinucleotide Repeats / genetics


  • DNA, Mitochondrial