Diagnostic Molecular Biology by Chang-hui ShenDiagnostic Molecular Biology by Chang-hui Shen

Diagnostic Molecular Biology

byChang-hui Shen

Paperback | June 1, 2018

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Diagnostic Molecular Biologydescribes the fundamentals of molecular biology in a clear, concise manner to help readers comprehend this complex subject. Each technique is explained within its conceptual framework to enhance understanding, and current applications of clinical laboratory techniques are covered in detail.

This targeted approach covers the principles of molecular biology, including the basic knowledge of nucleic acids, proteins, chromosomes, the basic techniques and instrumentations that are commonly used in the field of molecular biology with detailed procedures and explanations for each technique; and the applications of the principle and techniques currently employed in the clinical laboratory.



  • Provides an understanding on how techniques are used to diagnosis at the molecular level
  • Explains how to use information technology to communicate and assess results in the lab
  • Places protocols into context with practical applications
Chang-Hui Shen graduated from Nation Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan, with both a BS and MS, earning his PhD from the University of Edinburgh. he has been a visiting fellow of the National Institues of Health, since moving onto the College of Staten Island, first as an Assitant Professor, presently as an Associate Professor.
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Title:Diagnostic Molecular BiologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2018Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128028238

ISBN - 13:9780128028230

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Table of Contents

Part I 1. Introduction 2. Genes 3. Nucleic acids based cellular activities 4. Genes encode polypeptides 5. Genome

Part II 6. Extraction and purification of nucleic acids and proteins 7. Detection and analysis of nucleic acids and proteins 8. Characterization of nucleic acids and proteins 9. Amplification of nucleic acids 10. Genes and genomes sequencing techniques 11. Techniques in studying gene expression and function 12. Techniques in studying genomes

Part III 13. Techniques in human identification 14. Molecular diagnosis of mutation and inherited diseases 15. Molecular diagnosis of microorganisms and infectious diseases 16. Molecular diagnosis of cancers 17. Safety and quality management in clinical medical laboratory