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Biochemical Genetics: Home


Used for:

  • Chemical genetics

Narrower term:

  • Chemogenomics
  • DNA damage 
  • DNA repair
  • Enzyme induction
  • Genetic toxicology
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Plant biochemical genetics

Broader term:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular genetics



Biochemical Genetics

Scope Note

Biochemical genetics focuses on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of inherited metabolic disorders. While individually rare, the combined incidence of these diseases is likely greater than 1:3000 live births. These conditions may present in the neonatal period as an acute, life‚Äźthreatening illness, or may manifest later in childhood with symptoms of progressive neurodegeneration, skeletal abnormalities, and/or dysmorphia.

Here are entered works on the study of genetics at the chemical level. [EPC] 

Reference: Sharer, J. D. (2011). An overview of biochemical genetics. Current protocols in human genetics, 70(1). doi: 10.1002/0471142905.hg1701s70


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