Medical Genetics E-Book

Other | October 6, 2009

byLynn B. Jorde, PhD, Lynn B. Jorde, John C. Carey, MD, MPH...

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Medical Genetics is the clearest and most concise text on the subject, providing state-of-the-art coverage of clinically relevant molecular genetics. Lynn B. Jorde, PhD; John C. Carey, MD; and Michael J. Bamshad, MD integrate recent developments with clinical practice and emphasize the central principles of genetics and their clinical applications. Now in full color, this edition provides you with the stunning visual clarity so important in this field. Get the very latest on hot topics like gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common diseases, ethical and social issues, personalized medicine, and much more. This is an indispensable resource that should be on every reading list.

  • This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. .
  • Features mini-summaries, study questions, suggested reading, and a detailed glossary to supplement and reinforce what you learn from the text.
  • Demonstrates clinical relevance through over 230 photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with boxes containing patient/family vignettes.
  • Enhances the visual impact of the material with full-color illustrations throughout the text for easier and more effective learning and retention.
  • Presents a new chapter on genomics and personalized medicine for the latest on these hot topics.
  • Provides you with the latest knowledge and research on gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common disorders, ethical and social issues, and much more so you can keep up with current developments in genetics.
  • Includes study questions at the end of every chapter so you can test yourself and retain the material.
  • Features additional clinically commentary boxes throughout the text to show the relevance of genetics to everyday patient problems to prepare you for problem-based integrated courses.

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Medical Genetics is the clearest and most concise text on the subject, providing state-of-the-art coverage of clinically relevant molecular genetics. Lynn B. Jorde, PhD; John C. Carey, MD; and Michael J. Bamshad, MD integrate recent developments with clinical practice and emphasize the central principles of genetics and their clinical ...

Format:OtherDimensions:368 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 6, 2009Publisher:Elsevier Health SciencesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323075762

ISBN - 13:9780323075763

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Table of Contents

1 Background and History

2 Basic Cell Biology: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes

3 Genetic Variation: Its Origin and Detection

4 Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Inheritance

5 Sex-Linked and Nontraditional Modes of Inheritance

6 Clinical Cytogenetics: The Chromosomal Basis of Human Disease

7 Biochemical Genetics: Disorders of Metabolism

8 Gene Mapping and Identification

9 Immunogenetics

10 Developmental Genetics

11 Cancer Genetics

12 Multifactorial Inheritance and Common Diseases

13 Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

14 Genetics and Personalized Medicine

15 Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling