Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine

Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine

Mixed media product Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine

By (author) Robert L. Nussbaum, By (author) Huntington F. Willard, By (author) Roderick R. McInnes

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  • Publisher: Saunders
  • Format: Mixed media product | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 28mm | 1,973g
  • Publication date: 6 August 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia
  • ISBN 10: 1416030808
  • ISBN 13: 9781416030805
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 240 illustrations (50 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 95,777

Product description

Through six editions, "Thompson and Thompson's Genetics in Medicine" has been a well-established favourite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics and the latest clinical applications. Clearly written and abundantly illustrated, the New 7th Edition retains all of the features that have made its predecessors so popular while also comprehensively detailing all of the new developments and advances in the field.

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Author information

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 2014, the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences, and the Arts & Sciences Professor of Biology & Genome Sciences.

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"The word 'Genetics' makes most students' minds fill with dreaded thoughts of Mendel's peas and Darwin's beard but the reality is that it is now, more than ever, one of the most important subjects in medicine along with the likes of anatomy and physiology. This book helps cement this key subject in the minds of all students. It is written in a clear and approachable manner, terminology is explained and diagrams are used to emphasises and clarify. The authors have structured this well, beginning with the very basic concepts of genetics and inheritance then building on to the more clinical topics such as diseases resulting from mutations. Each chapter ends with a list of questions which test what the student has learnt whilst reading a particular chapter. These questions are also a very good revision tool. If you want to learn genetics buy this book." -- "Medical Student, Cardiff University, UK" "The bolded words in the text are of excellent help to a student. These make sure that you know their meaning before moving on...very informative and reader-friendly for medical students!" -- "Medical Student, University of Bergen, Norway"

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Chromosomal Basis of Heredity 2. The Human Genome: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes 3. Tools of Human Molecular Genetics 4. Principles of (Clinical) Cytogenetics 5. Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes 6. Mechanisms of Inheritance part I: Mendelian (or Single-Gene) Patterns 7. Mechanisms of Inheritance part II: Mitochondrial, Imprinted, and Multifactorial Patterns 8. Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations 9. The Genetic Contribution to Disease: Locating and identifying Disease Genes 10. Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies 11. The Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease 12. The Treatment of Genetic Disease 13. Developmental Disorders and Birth Defects (Leslie Biesecker) 14. Genetics of Cancer 15. Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment 16. Molecular Diagnostics 17. Prenatal Diagnosis 18. Genetics and Society Case Studies