The resources on this page have been selected to help you do a great job on your Genetics "Directed Clinical Letter" assignment, by introducing you to:
- Best print and non-print resources in the field of human genetics
- How to search the Ovid MEDLINE database effectively for journal articles
- How to use RefWorks to store citations and produce footnotes and bibliographies for your paper
Please access the resources displayed on the tabs at the top of this page.
GENETICS - WHY CARE?
Birth defects are responsible for approximately one-half of all pediatric admissions and after accidents, they are the leading cause of death for children. While as many as 16% of infant deliveries involve defects or congenital anomalies that are present at birth, many such genetic disorders or syndromes do not manifest themselves until a person's fourth or fifth decade of life. As such, an understanding of human genetics will serve as an important foundation for the medical student's training of human health across the lifespan.
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