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      Human genetics and patterns of inheritance

      1 Genes and Chromosomes
      2 Genetic Conditions - Overview
      3 Genetic Counselling
      4 Variations in the Genetic Code
      5 Variations in Genes Making Them Faulty (Mutations)
      6 Changes to Chromosomes - Number, Size and Structure
      6A

      Chromosome Microarray (CMA) Testing in Children and Adults

      NEW Chromosome Microarray (CMA) Testing Guide – Children and Adults

      7 Changes to Chromosome Structure - Translocations
      8 Autosomal Recessive Inheritance - Traditional Patterns of Inheritance 1
      9 Autosomal Dominant Inheritance - Traditional Patterns of Inheritance 2
      10 X-linked Recessive Inheritance - Traditional Patterns of Inheritance 3
      10A X-linked Dominant Inheritance - Traditional Patterns of Inheritance 3
      11 Environmental and Genetic Interactions - Complex Patterns of Inheritance 1
      12 Mitochondrial Inheritance - Complex Patterns of Inheritance 2
      13 Mosaicism - Complex Patterns of Inheritance 3
      14 X Chromosome Inactivation - Epigenetics 1
      15 Genetic Imprinting - Epigenetics 2
      16 When Parents are Relatives - Consanguinity

      Genetic testing, screening and prevention

      17 Prenatal Testing - Overview
      17A Prenatal Testing - Ultrasound
      17B Prenatal Testing- 1st & 2nd Trimester screening
      17C Prenatal Testing - CVS & Amniocentesis
      17D

      Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

      17E Chromosome Microarray Testing During Pregnancy
      18 Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
      19 Folate Before and During Early Pregnancy
      20 Newborn Screening for Genetic Conditions
      21 DNA Genetic Testing - Screening for Genetic Conditions and Genetic Susceptibility
      22 Genetic Testing - Paternity and Forensic Use

      Genetic technologies and their implications

      23 Some Ethical Issues in Human Genetics and Genomics
      23A Life Insurance Products and Genetic Testing in Australia
      24 The Human Genetic Code - The Human Genome Project and Beyond
      25 Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics
      26 Cloning and Stem Cells
      27 Gene Therapy

      Genetic conditions caused by chromosomal changes

      28 Trisomy 21 - Down Syndrome
      29 Trisomy 13 - Patau Syndrome
      30 Trisomy 18 - Edwards Syndrome
      31 Klinefelter syndrome - XXY Syndrome
      32 Turner Syndrome - XO Syndrome

      Genetic conditions where one or more genes may be contributing

      33 Cystic Fibrosis
      34 Thalassaemias and Sickle Cell Disease
      35 Tay-Sachs Disease and Other Conditions More Common in the Ashkenazi Jewish
      Community
      36 Hereditary Haemochromatosis
      37 Neurofibromatosis Type 1
      38 Achondroplasia and Other Short Stature Syndromes
      39 Blood Clotting Conditions (Thrombophilias) - Bleeding Conditions 1
      40 Haemophilia - Bleeding Conditions 2
      41 Duchenne and Becker Types of Muscular Dystrophy
      42 Fragile X Syndrome
      43 Autism Spectrum Disorders
      44 Huntington Disease -Neurological Conditions 1
      45 Alzheimer Disease and Dementia -Neurological Conditions 2
      46 Parkinson Disease - Neurological Conditions 3
      47 Cancer, Genes and Inherited Predisposition Overview - Cancer Genetics 1
      48 Breast and Ovarian Cancer and Inherited Predisposition - Cancer Genetics 2
      49 Bowel Cancer and Inherited Predisposition - Cancer Genetics 3
      50 Melanoma and Inherited Predisposition - Cancer Genetics 4
      51 Prostate Cancer and Inherited Predisposition - Cancer Genetics 5
      52 Neurofibromatosis Type 2
      53 Familial Hypercholesterolaemia - Cardiovascular Disease 1
      54 Cardiomyopathies - Cardiovascular Disease 2
      55 Long QT Syndrome - Cardiovascular Disease 3
      56 Hypertension, Heart Defects and Other Rare Conditions - Cardiovascular Disease 4
      57 Diabetes Types 1 and 2 and Inherited Predisposition
      58 Mental Illness and Inherited Predisposition - Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder
      59 Neural Tube Defects - Spina Bifida and Anencephaly
      60 Deafness and Hearing Loss - Genetic Aspects
      61 Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

         

        Last updated: Apr 11, 2014