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Revista médica de Chile

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Abstract

ZANLUNGO M, Silvana; ARRESE J, Marco  and  RIGOTTI R, Attilio. Molecular medicine: Present and future . Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 1999, vol.127, n.8, pp.982-988. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98871999000800014.

The genetic background of individuals is recognized as an important clue in the analysis of classical hereditary and multifactorial acquired diseases. This new concept derives from the development and increasing use of molecular genetics in clinical medicine. The application of molecular biology techniques in biomedical investigation has encompassed the identification of the pathogenesis and etiology of diseases, prenatal diagnosis the production of new therapeutic agents, gene therapy and the development of pharmacogenetics. The impact on the fundamentals and practice of clinical medicine that will have the use of molecular biology is analyzed in this review.

Keywords : Epidemiology, molecular; Genetics, biochemical; Molecular biology.

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