1. Introduction - a disease for every gene? Part I. From Molecular Biology to Human Genetics: 2. Biomolecular evolution; 3. Chromatin and chromosomes; 4. Gene expression; 5. RNA processing and translation; 6. Protein structure and function; Part II. From Molecular Genetics to Human Biochemistry: 7. Nutrition and energy; 8. Membranes and channels; 9. Cell surface receptors; 10. Adhesion molecules and the extracellular matrix; 11. Cytoskeletal and motor proteins; Part III. From Molecular Biochemistry to Human Cell Biology: 12. Signal transduction; 13. Inflammatory cytokines; 14. Hormones and growth factors; 15. Hemopoietins, angiogenins and vasoactive mediators; 16. Cell cycle control, apoptosis and ageing; Part IV. From Molecular Cell Biology to Human Physiology: 17. Development; 18. Metabolism; 19. Blood; 20. Immunity; 21. Neurobiology; Part V. From Molecular Physiology to Human Molecular Biology: 22. Genetic test systems; 23. Gene and protein analysis; 24. Genetic engineering, gene mapping and gene testing; 25. Gene knockouts, transgenics, and cloned animals; 26. Gene therapy and recombinant DNA technology; Index.