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Those of us working in medical genetics look forward to each volume of Progress in Medical Genetics, eager to see which current topic has been selected for critical review. In Volume V thalassemia, porphyria, liver disease associated with jaundice, muscular dystrophy, and a modern interpretation of the old question "nature or nurture?" have been chosen as the lively topics for 1967.
René Dubos spends a brief, but thoroughly enjoyable, few pages giving modern examples of the interaction of genetic function with the environment as seen through the eyes of a molecular biologist. These examples range from microbial systems to human
Progress in Medical Genetics.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:501–502. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-501_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):501-502.
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