University of Oxford: Wyatt Yue: The genetics of metabolic diseases Nuffield Department of Medicine - Medical Sciences Division
Q: What is a metabolic disease?
Wyatt Yue: In the human body there are many chemical reactions taking place in order to degrade the unwanted toxic materials in the cell, and also to generate the essential compounds and materials necessary for normal function. A metabolic disorder is one in which a particular chemical reaction step is defective. It is a little (...)