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Medical Genetics Summaries

Laura Dean. National Library of Medicine 2012 - present

PubMed Clinical Q&A

Laura Dean. National Library of Medicine 2008.

Blood Groups and Red Cell Antigens

Laura Dean. National Library of Medicine 2005.

The Genetic Landscape of Diabetes

Laura Dean and Johanna McEntyre. National Library of Medicine 2004.
Recommended reading by the ADA (American Diabetes Association), Harvard University, and Stanford University's School of Medicine.


Coffee Break

  • How low can you go? The promise of a new class of cholesterol lowering drugs (2014)
  • Turning the white fat brown: a new approach to obesity? (2014)
  • A gut feeling: bugs are critical for good health (2013)
  • DNAs of our lives: The role of pharmacogenomics in modern medicine (2013)
  • Roses, noses, and underarms: how one variation in our DNA influences underarm perspiration (and ear wax) (2013)
  • Neanderthal man lives on in some of us: the genome of our extinct sister species has been sequenced (2010)
  • From Africa to the Arctic: how the woolly mammoth adapted to the cold (2010)
  • The songbird and the chicken - how a song can change a genome (2010)
  • Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear – the genetics of ear wax (2006)
  • Who let the dogs out? – A genetic classification of dog breeds (2004)
  • Talking about the genetics of talking – The discovery of the first “speech and language” gene (2003)
  • Variations on a gene – Investigating the genetic basis of iron overload (2003)
  • Mutations and blood clots  – How point mutations in clotting factor genes conspire to increase the risk of thrombosis (2000)

Genes and Disease

  • Achondroplasia
  • Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
  • Alport syndrome
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Immunodeficiency with hyper-IgM
  • Lesch-Nyhan syndrome
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Narcolepsy
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • Porphyria
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Thalassemia


  • Introduction Of Handheld Computers Into The Haematology Department Of A District General Hospital. Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Laura Dean. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2003. Volume 3 Number 1.
  • Methamphetamine toxicity in mice is potentiated by exposure to loud music. Morton AJ, Hickey MA, Dean, LC. Neuroreport. 2001 Oct 29;12(15):3277-81.