Medical Genetics

Paperback | September 26, 2010

byIan D. Young

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Highly Commended in the 2006 BMA Medical Book Competition (Basic and clinical sciences)Medical Genetics provides medical and biomedical science students with an understanding of the basic principles of human genetics as they relate to clinical practice. Each of the initial chapters focuses on a traditional cornerstone of human genetics (molecular genetics, cytogenetics, Mendelianinheritance, polygenic inheritance, population genetics) with a major emphasis on clinical relevance. These are followed by consideration of subjects of specific medical importance such as the haemoglobinopathies, developmental genetics, cancer genetics and pharmacogenetics, with due attention totopical and evolving issues such as pharmacogenomics, gene therapy and therapeutic cloning. The final chapters provide an explanation of the genetically related clinical skills and competencies expected of a medical student, together with an overview of the principles of clinical genetics, a rapidlydeveloping clinical specialty which now impinges on almost every aspect of medical practice. Online Resource CentreMedical Genetics is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, which offers a wealth of additional materials, including:DT Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions, to help you test your knowledge of each chapter of the book DT Hyperlinked bibliography offering direct links to online articles cited in the book DT Case Celebres: additional case celebres to those in the book DT OMIM Database Links, providing hyperlinks to the NIH's database of genetic diseases DT Pedigree Examples, giving guidance on constructing family trees DT Bonus material from other seminal genetics titles published by Oxford University Press

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Highly Commended in the 2006 BMA Medical Book Competition (Basic and clinical sciences)Medical Genetics provides medical and biomedical science students with an understanding of the basic principles of human genetics as they relate to clinical practice. Each of the initial chapters focuses on a traditional cornerstone of human genetic...

Ian D. Young is Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Department of Clinical Genetics at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.01 inPublished:September 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199594619

ISBN - 13:9780199594610

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Table of Contents

1. Gene structure and function2. Chromosomes and cell division3. Common chromosome disorders4. Single-gene (Mendelian) inheritance5. Identifying genes for Mendelian diseases6. Polygenic inheritance and complex diseases7. Genes and populations8. Genes and haemoglobin9. Genes and development10. Genes and cancer11. Genes and biochemistry12. Genes and drugs and treatment13. Clinical skills and scenarios14. Applied clinical genetics

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"A must have book for medical students and others who want to get a thorough insight into the complexity of genetics as applied to medicine." --Claude Stoll, European Journal of Human Genetics