Over the last 50-60 years, medical genetics has been the epitome of scientific disciplines being translated into everyday life, both professionally and in the population at large. Sometimes this progress is in terms of specific biochemical reactions and at other times in broader, more general ways. Presented here is one account of the most common human genetic disorder, neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), exemplifying such a general translation. A careful consideration of the various types of the disorder’s mass lesions translates pathogenetic schemata and improved patient care. There are four...
Published on: 31 Mar 2017