is the study, diagnosis and management of inherited diseases and
abnormalities. Morbidity and Mortality are two concepts that are required to begin understanding Clinical Genetics.
Illness and its extent.
Fact of being ill
Proportion of being ill
Proportion of death
Not accurately determined
Major causes of Morbidity and Mortality in Western Countries
 Cardiovascular Disease - Heart Disease Stroke Atherosclerosis
 Cancer - Lung Cancer Breast Cancer Bowl Cancer
Major causes of Morbidity and Mortality in Developing Countries
 Lower, Respiratory Infections
 Diarrohoea Disease
 Parasite Infection
Glossary of terms in Medical Genetics
Agarose: A polysaccharide obtained from agar that is the most widely used medium for gel electrophoresis procedures.
Bioluminescence: living beings emitting light; "fireflies are bioluminescent".
Chromosome: A linear end-to-end arrangement of genes and other DNA, sometimes with associated protein and RNA.
E. Coli: Common bacterium that geneticists have studied intensively because of its small genome size, normal lack of pathogenicity, and ease of growth in the laboratory.
Electrophoresis: A technique for separating the components of a mixture of charged molecules (proteins, DNAs, or RNAs) in an electric field within a gel or other support.
Media: Materials on (or in) which experimental cultures are grown.
Plasmid: An autonomous self-replicating genetic particle usually of circular double-stranded DNA.
Polymerase: An enzyme that catalyzes the formation of DNA and RNA from an existing strand of DNA or RNA.
Reagents: A substance used in a chemical reaction to detect, measure, examine, or produce other substances.
Spectrophotometric: The art of comparing, photometrically, the brightness of two spectra, wave length by wave length; the use of the spectrophotometer.
Vibrio fischeri: A marine bacterium.