What has been Mendel's Contribution to Medicine
...muscular dystrophy, phenylketonuria (PKU), thalessemia, hemophilia, where
Mendel's laws of dominance, segregation, and sex-linked inheritance, all find their
application (Genetic Testing for Inherited Diseases, accessed 2007).
The most brilliant application of Mendelian principles happens in gene therapy.
The basis for this new science is that when there is a disease, there is a defective gene
behind it, so if the abnormal gene might be replaced with a normal gene, then the cause
of the disease, the defective gene would be eliminated, and the normalcy in the cellular
environment would be restored. In this way, gene therapy can... What has been Mendel's Contribution to Medicine...