Genetics of Movement Disorders

Genetics of Movement Disorders

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Hereditary or genetic diseases featuring involuntary movements constitute a major aspect of the practice of neurology, functional neurosurgery, genetics, and many areas of basic and applied neuroscience research. Describing the current knowledge on these disorders, Genetics of Movement Disorders brings together information essential for clinicians, geneticists, and neuroscientists in one source. Utilizing a convenient and accessible format, the book is designed to allow easy identification of relevant information, with the overall organization of topics following established phenotypic classifications of movement disorders such as Parkinsonian syndromes, chorea, ataxia, and major categories of diseases grouped by gene locus. This book broadly appeals to neurologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, as well as cell and molecular biologists and hematologists.
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  • Hardback | 561 pages
  • 213.4 x 279.4 x 30.5mm | 1,610.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Approx. 100 illustrations; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0125666527
  • 9780125666527

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" of the best comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of any complex group of condition."

" outstanding resource for quick access to state-of-the-art information on the movement disorders."

"...a high-quality publication that will be invaluable to clinicians from a range of disciplines who come into contact with genetic testing for diagnostic purposes, but it should also be popular with neuroscientists."
--HUMAN GENETICS (2004) 114:605
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"...this is without a doubt one of the best comprehensive and up-to-date reviews of any complex group of condition, each written by an expert in a particular disorder. Any neurologist or neuroscientist involved in the field should have a copy for reference."-NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS (March 2003)"...a particularly nice feature of this book is that if gives one a feel for where the research is going and how it is being organised on an international basis, so there is plenty here for the neuroscientist. However, Stephan Pulst's book also has an important place as a clinical handbook, with detailed descriptions of the relationship of genotype to phenotype and discussion of the use of molecular genetics for diagnostic testing. This makes it an important reference book for anyone involved in the clinical diagnosis of movement disorders."--HUMAN GENETICS (2004) 114:605
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