A Comprehensive Primer on Medical Genetics

A Comprehensive Primer on Medical Genetics

by T. F. Thurmon

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Overview

This is a programmed learning, problem-solving, technical textbook comprehensively covering all the core concepts, uniquely including mathematical aspects in step-by-step detail, needed to understand and practice medical genetics. Opening chapters introduce the basics of genetics, including the mechanism and epidemiology of genetic diseases. Chapters 5 to 8 describe clinical and laboratory diagnostic techniques. Chapter 9 is on genetic uniqueness and twinning. Chapter 10 reviews the principles and problems of developmental genetics, leading into a chapter on congenital anomalies supplemented by the special appendix on syndrome identification. The next five chapters cover stature abnormalities, mental retardation, epilepsy, blindness, deafness, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer s disease, and alcoholism as well as the more unusual disorders. The final chapters cover pharmacogenetics, genetic therapeutics, prenatal diagnosis, genetic counseling and ethics, and public health aspects of medical genetics. The appendices include charts of norms, essentials of record keeping, and rarely found instruction on syndrome identification in disorders of multiple congenital anomalies. The text includes bibliographic references and index and the author s especially fine original drawings designed for teaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781850700661
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/15/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 484
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Tenets of genetics. Gene frequency, Mendel's laws. Mendelian phenotypes, probability. Segregation analysis, polygenic inheritance. Phenotype characterization. Laboratory diagnosis: molecular genetics. Laboratory diagnosis: cytogenetics. Laboratory diagnosis: biochemical genetics. Genetic identity: tissue types, blood types, DNA types, twinning. Developmental genetics: immunogenetics, teratology. Congenital anomalies. Stature abnormalities, mental retardation. Epilepsy, blindness, deafness. Cancer, diabetes, hypertension. Atherosclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, alcoholism. Genetic erudita. Pharmacogenetics, genetic therapeutics. Prenatal diagnosis. Genetic counseling, ethics. Public health aspects of medical genetics. Appendix 1: Charts of norms. Appendix 2: Record keeping. Appendix 3: Disorders of multiple congenital anomalies. Index.

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