What is a genetic disease? How do we determine a disease is genetic, or determine types of genetic diseases? How do we find the gene(s) responsible? By studying families, genetic linkage, cloning the gene, and the application of new technologies like genome sequencing.
From Gene to Function: The challenge of understanding the details of disease.
To Therapy: How we use genetic information to prevent and treat disease.
Presenter: Mike Dean, Chief of Human Genetics Section, Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, NCI, NIH
Presented on January 24, 2012