Bringing the human genome and the revolution in bioinformatics to the medical school classroom: A case report from Washington University School of Medicine

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Abstract

The human genome project is revolutionizing medical research and the practice of clinical medicine. To understand and participate in this revolution, physicians must be fluent in human genomics and bioinformatics. At Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM), the authors designed a module for teaching these skills to first-year students. The module uses clinical cases as a platform for accessing information stored in GenBank, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), and PubMed databases at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). This module, which is also designed to reinforce problem-solving skills, has been integrated into WUSM's first-year medical genetics course.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)852-855
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Medicine
Volume76
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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