Genomic and Personalized Medicine: V1-2

Other | October 30, 2012

byGeoffrey S. Ginsburg, Geoffrey S. Ginsburg, Huntington F Willard

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Genomic and Personalized Medicine, SecondEdition-winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine - is a major discussion of the structure, history, and applications of the field, as it emerges from the campus and lab into clinical action. As with the first edition, leading experts review the development of the new science, the current opportunities for genome-based analysis in healthcare, and the potential of genomic medicine in future healthcare. The inclusion of the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, disease susceptability, and pharmacogenomics makes this work an ideal companion for the many stakeholders of genomic and personalized medicine.

With advancing knowledge of the genome across and outside protein-coding regions of DNA, new comprehension of genomic variation and frequencies across populations, the elucidation of advanced strategic approaches to genomic study, and above all in the elaboration of next-generation sequencing, genomic medicine has begun to achieve the much-vaunted transformative health outcomes of the Human Genome Project, almost a decade after its official completion in April 2003.



  • Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine
  • More than 100 chapters, from leading researchers, review the many impacts of genomic discoveries in clinical action, including 63 chapters new to this edition
  • Discusses state-of-the-art genome technologies, including population screening, novel diagnostics, and gene-based therapeutics
  • Wide and inclusive discussion encompasses the formidable ethical, legal, regulatory and social challenges related to the evolving practice of genomic medicine
  • Clearly and beautifully illustrated with 280 color figures, and many thousands of references for further reading and deeper analysis

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Genomic and Personalized Medicine, SecondEdition-winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine - is a major discussion of the structure, history, and applications of the field, as it emerges from the campus and lab into clinical action. As with the first edition, leading experts review the development of the new...

Huntington Willard is President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his appointment at the MBL, Willard was on the faculty at Duke University, where he was founding director of the university-wide Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy from 2003 to...

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Format:OtherDimensions:1350 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123822289

ISBN - 13:9780123822284

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The full table of contents encompasses 101 detailed review articles from recognized experts in the following content structure:

PART 1. GENOME-BASED APPROACHES TO BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE; Genome-Based Platforms for Genomic and Personalized Medicine; Informatic and Computational Platforms for Genomic and Personalized Medicine; Principles of Human Genomics

PART II. TRANSLATIONAL APPROACHES IN GENOMIC AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE; Policy Challenges in Genomic and Personalized Medicine; The Translation of Genomics into Medicine

PART III. DISEASE-BASED GENOMIC AND PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: GENOME DISCOVERIES: Cardiovascular Genomic Medicine; Infectious Disease Genomic Medicine; Inflammatory Disease Genomic Medicine; Metabolic Disease Genomic Medicine; Neuropsychiatric Disease Genomic Medicine; Oncology Genomic Medicine