Advances in Genetics

Advances in Genetics

1st Edition - November 16, 2021

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  • Editor: Dhavendra Kumar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128237854
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237861

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Advances in Genetics, Volume 108 provides the latest information on genetics, presenting new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of the topic. The book continually publishes important reviews of the broadest interest to geneticists and their colleagues in affiliated disciplines, with this new release including chapters on Clinical applications of cancer genetics and genomics, Epigenetic mutations in childhood tumors- the paradigm of Wilms tumor, Preventive population genomics-the model of BRCA related cancers, Recent advances of PARP inhibitors in medical oncology, Role of single cell and liquid biopsy in cancer research and clinical applications. Other chapters cover Recent advances and clinical utility of prostate cancer genomics, Recent advances in lung cancer genomics- applications in targeted therapy, and more.

Key Features

  • Critically analyzes future directions for the study of clinical genetics
  • Written and edited by recognized leaders in the field
  • Presents new medical breakthroughs that are occurring as a result of advances in our knowledge of genetics

Readership

Molecular geneticists, clinical geneticists, neurologists, neuroscientists, molecular biologists, and biochemists

Table of Contents

  • 1. Preface- Clinical applications of cancer genetics and genomics
    2. Epigenetic mutations in childhood tumours- the paradigm of Wilms tumour
    3. Preventive population genomics-the model of BRCA related cancers
    4. Recent advances of PARP inhibitors in medical oncology
    5. Role of single cell and liquid biopsy in cancer research and clinical applications
    6. Recent advances and clinical utility of prostate cancer genomics
    7. Recent advances in lung cancer genomics- applications in targeted therapy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 396
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: November 16, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128237854
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128237861

About the Editor

Dhavendra Kumar

Professor Kumar has considerable previous experience in writing and editing books and journals related to genetics and genomics. His books include Genomics and Clinical Medicine and Genomics and Health in the Developing World. He founded and leads the new open access journal Applied and Translational Genomics, published by Elsevier. He has published 40 articles in the journals literature.

Professor Dhavendra Kumar is a Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales and Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom. He is one of the Consultants for the All Wales Medical Genetics Service and the lead Clinician for Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics. After qualifying in Medicine from the King George’s Medical College, University of Lucknow, India, he completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics with an MD. Since 1980 he has pursued a career in Medical Genetics in the UK. In 1990 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics (FACMG) and as well as Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP-London and FRCP-Ireland) and Pediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH-UK).

In 2015, he was conferred with the higher degree of DSc by his Alma Mater, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow (UP, India) based on his life-time contributions and achievements to genetic and genomic applications in medicine and health.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Genomic Policy Unit, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, The University of South Wales, UK; Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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