It is the study of how characteristics are transmitted on from parents to their offspring. Human inheritance is identical to that of other organisms in all important ways. A key area of research in genetics is the study of human heredity. This fascination is largely motivated by a fundamental curiosity about what makes people tick and what makes them the way they are. Practically speaking, the prediction, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases with a genetic component depend heavily on our ability to understand human heredity. Medical genetics is a field that was created in an effort to understand the genetic foundation of human health. In general, human genetics now has a focus and purpose owing to medicine.
- Familial Alzheimer's Disease.
- Familial FTD.
- Familial Prion Disease.
- Genetic Counseling.