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    DescriptionHuman Molecular Genetics is an established and class-proven textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students which provides an authoritative and integrated approach to the molecular aspects of human genetics. While maintaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It includes new Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter and annotated further reading at the conclusion of each chapter, to help readers navigate the wealth of information in this subject. The text has been restructured so genomic technologies are integrated throughout, and next generation sequencing is included. Genetic testing, screening, approaches to therapy, personalized medicine, and disease models have been brought together in one section. Coverage of cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics, model organisms, noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics have all been expanded.


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    Title
    Human Molecular Genetics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Strachan, By (author) Andrew Read
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 807
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,700 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780815341499
    ISBN 10: 0815341490
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PSX
    B&T General Subject: 510
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    BISAC V2.8: SCI049000
    BIC subject category V2: MFN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16930
    BISAC V2.8: MED005000, MED107000, SCI036000, MED028000
    BIC subject category V2: MFCC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI017000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 611/.01816, 611.01816
    LC subject heading: , ,
    LC classification: QH431 .S787 2011
    Thema V1.0: PSX, MFC, PSF, PSD, MFN, MFCC
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    610 colour illustrations, 127 black & white tables, 83 black & white halftones, 472 colour line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Inc
    Imprint name
    Garland Publishing Inc
    Publication date
    22 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    CT
    Author Information
    Tom Strachan is Scientific Director of the Institute of Human Genetics and Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at Newcastle University, UK, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Tom's early research interests were in multigene family evolution and interlocus sequence exchange, notably in the HLA and 21-hydroxylase gene clusters. While pursuing the latter, he became interested in medical genetics and disorders of development. His most recent research has focused on developmental control of the vertebrate cohesion regulators Nipbl and Mau-2. Andrew Read is Emeritus Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Manchester, UK and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Andrew has been particularly concerned with making the benefits of DNA technology available to people with genetic problems. He established one of the first DNA diagnostic laboratories in the UK over 20 years ago (it is now one of two National Genetics Reference Laboratories), and was founder chairman of the British Society for Human Genetics, the main professional body in this area. His own research is on the molecular pathology of various hereditary syndromes, especially hereditary hearing loss. Drs. Strachan and Read were recipients of the European Society of Human Genetics Education Award.
    Review quote
    Praise for the Third Edition: "This book is an excellent companion for students in human genetics or for researchers that want to gain background and knowledge in this field." Human Genetics Journal "[Human Genetics] is a well-crafted piece that will entertain and educate interested readers...Lewis uses vibrant language and insightful allegories to explain difficult scientific concepts...It is certainly an up-to-date account of this quickly evolving field." Quarterly Review of Biology
    Table of contents
    PART 1: THE BASICS OF DNA, CHROMOSOMES, CELLS, AND DEVELOPMENT 1. Nucleic Acid Structure and Gene Expression 2. Chromosome Structure and Function 3. Genes in Pedigrees and Populations 4. Cells and Cell-Cell Communication 5. Principles of Development PART 2: ANALYZING THE STRUCTURE AND EXPRESSION OF GENES AND GENOMES 6. Amplifying DNA: Cell-based DNA Cloning and PCR 7. Nucleic Acid Hybridization: Principles and Applications 8. Analyzing the Structure and Expression of Genes and Genomes PART 3: INVESTIGATING THE HUMAN GENOME AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER GENOMES 9. Organization of the Human Genome 10. Model Organisms, Comparative Genomics and Evolution 11. Human Gene Expression 12. Studying Gene Function in the Post-Genome Era PART 4: HUMAN GENETIC VARIATION AND DISEASES 13. Human Genetic Variability and its Consequences 14. Genetic Mapping of Mendelian Characters 15. Mapping Genes Conferring Susceptibility to Complex Disease 16. Identifying Human Disease Genes and Susceptibility Factors 17. Cancer Genetics PART 5: APPLIED HUMAN MOLECULAR GENETICS 18. Genetic Testing of Individuals 19. Pharmacogenetics, Personalized Medicine, and Population Screening 20. Genetic Manipulation of Animals for Modeling Disease and Investigating Gene Function 21. Genetic Approaches to Treating Disease Glossary Index