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The recent explosions of ideas in genetics, the advances in chromosomal study techniques, and the refinements in protein chemistry are just now beginning to permeate clinical medicine. The geneticist is drawn now from his Drosophila to the central mystery which is the human bedside, and the clinician relies on him increasingly to explain what previously could only be described. We have seen in the work on phenylketonuria what useful fruit this zygote can produce, and more is certainly to be anticipated.
What is needed is a cross linkage between these chains of thought. The geneticist must be informed of the
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Clinical Genodermatology.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;59:126–127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-1-126_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(1_Part_1):126-127.
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