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Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Through six editions, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine has been a well-established favorite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders. The 7th edition incorporates the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, and much more. More than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos help you grasp complex concepts more easily. In addition to the book, you will also receive STUDENT CONSULT, enabling you to access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go!

Medical Students

Paperback, 600 Pages

Published: June 2007

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-3080-5


  • 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


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