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January 1993

Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Arch Neurol. 1993;50(1):16. doi:10.1001/archneur.1993.00540010012009

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When I left medical school, there were 48 chromosomes (so we thought). Somewhere along the way, we dropped two chromosomes, but we picked up exons, introns, restriction endonucleases, frame shifts, inducers, and so on. The field of genetics and molecular medicine is the dominant field of research in biomedical science. It also holds the greatest promise for understanding and treating many diseases. The techniques that developed for this research have spawned a major new industry. The new knowledge has already raised novel and difficult ethical questions.

The Journal of the American Medical Association and its family of specialty journals, recognizing the importance of these advances, will have genetics and molecular medicine as its theme issue in the fall of 1993. The Archives of Neurology invites contributions on this subject to be submitted by April 1,1993. These may be original articles on any aspect of the subject—basic and clinical research, observations,

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