Medicine in the Genomic Era
Genomic Medicine, Autism, and Cancer
with Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD and Charles Sawyers, MD
2013 Genomics: Cancer and Autism
2012 Earth History/Climate Change
2011 Human Evolution
2010 Infectious Diseases
2006 Stem Cells
2002 Genomics/Chemical Genetics
2001 Sex Determination
2000 Biological Clocks
1999 Infectious Diseases
1998 Cardiovascular Diseases
Lecture 1 – Sizing up the Brain Gene by Gene
Lecture 2 – Cancer as a Genetic Disease
Lecture 3 – Decoding the Autism Puzzle
Lecture 4 – From Cancer Genomics to Cancer Drugs
Discussion – Dog Genomics and Dogs as Model Organisms
Discussion – Genomic Medicine, Autism, and Cancer
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