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Overview

First Prize in the Medicine category at the British Medical Association Book Awards 2008

The complex field of medical genetics is simplified in Medical Genetics at a Glance, with important scientific principles and clinical material broken into bite-sized chapters. This popular introduction and revision aid covers the core scientific principles relevant to an understanding of medical genetics and the clinical applications of this knowledge by discussing common genetic anomalies and their significance in clinical practice. This edition contains increased clinical relevance and features:

  • Consideration of the latest practical and philosophical aspects of medical genetics
  • Full-colour illustrations to increase visual appeal
  • Self-assessment cases to make revision more rewarding and illustrate clinical applications of genetics
  • A popular and well structured approach to the molecular diagnostic techniques of modern genetics
  • An international author team based in the UK and USA

Medical Genetics at a Glance is an ideal introduction or concise, highly visual revision aid to genetics for medical students in the early years of their course, and for other students of molecular biology, genetics and genetic counselling.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This book provides an extremely extensive introduction to the complexities of modern molecular and clinical genetics … This is a valuable addition to the teaching literature." (BMA Medical Book Competition - Programme and Award Winners, September 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405148467
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2007
  • Series: At a Glance Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorian J. Pritchard, Former lecturer in Human Genetics, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK and Former Visiting Lecturer in Medical Genetics, International Medical University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bruce R. Korf, Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Professor of Medical Genetics, Chairman, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

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Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition.

Preface to the second edition.

Acknowledgements.

List of abbreviations.

Part 1 Cellular, molecular and.

developmental biology.

1 Introduction and basic biology.

2 The cell.

3 The chromosomes.

4 DNA structure.

5 DNA replication.

6 RNA structure.

7 Production of messenger RNA.

8 Protein synthesis.

9 The cell cycle.

10 Gametogenesis.

11 Embryology.

12 Body patterning.

13 Sexual differentiation.

Part 2 Medical genetics.

14 The place of genetics in medicine.

15 Mendel’s laws.

16 Autosomal dominant inheritance, principles.

17 Autosomal dominant inheritance, clinical examples.

18 Autosomal recessive inheritance, principles.

19 Autosomal recessive inheritance, clinical examples.

20 Aspects of dominance.

21 Genomic imprinting and dynamic mutation.

22 X-linked inheritance.

23 Sex-related disorders other than X-linked.

24 Autosomal aneuploidies.

25 Sex chromosome aneuploidies.

26 Chromosome structural abnormalities.

27 Chromosome structural abnormalities, clinical examples.

28 Congenital abnormalities, pre-embryonic, embryonic and of.

intrinsic causation.

29 Congenital abnormalities arising at the fetal stage.

30 Principles of multifactorial disease.

31 Multifactorial disease in children.

32 The common disorders of adult life.

33 Twin studies.

34 Normal polymorphism.

35 Allele frequency.

36 Genetic linkage.

37 Gene mapping.

38 Mutagenesis and DNA repair.

39 Mutations.

40 The molecular biology of cancer.

41 Familial cancers.

42 Immunogenetics.

43 Genetic disorders of the immune system.

44 Biochemical genetics: part 1.

45 Biochemical genetics: part 2.

Part 3 Clinical applications of genetics.

46 Clinical applications of genetics: an overview.

47 Pedigree drawing.

48 Risk assessment.

49 Dysmorphology.

50 Chromosome analysis.

51 Biochemical diagnosis.

52 Reproductive genetic counselling.

53 Prenatal sampling.

54 Clinical application of linkage.

55 DNA sequencing.

56 Southern blotting.

57 The polymerase chain reaction.

58 DNA profiling.

59 Management of genetic disease.

60 Avoidance and prevention of disease.

61 Ethical and social issues in clinical.

genetics.

Self-assessment case studies: questions.

Self-assessment case studies: answers.

Glossary.

Appendix: information sources and resources.

Index

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