Genomic and Personalized Medicine

Genomic and Personalized Medicine


1st Edition - October 22, 2008

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  • Editors-in-Chief: Geoffrey Ginsburg, Huntington Willard
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080919034

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This two-volume set — winner of a 2013 Highly Commended BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine — provides an in-depth look at one of the most promising avenues for advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease. The inclusion of the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, predicting disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics and more presents this book as an essential tool for both students and specialists across many biological and medical disciplines, including human genetics and genomics, oncology, neuroscience, cardiology, infectious disease, molecular medicine, and biomedical science, as well as health policy disciplines focusing on ethical, legal, regulatory and economic aspects of genomics and medicine.Volume One Includes:Principles, Methodology and Translational Approaches, takes readers on the journey from principles of human genomics to technology, informatic and computational platforms for genomic medicine, as well as strategies for translating genomic discoveries into advances in personalized clinical care.Volume Two Includes:Genome Discoveries and Clinical Applications presents the latest developments in disease-based genomic and personalized medicine. With chapters dedicated to cardiovascular disease, oncology, inflammatory disease, metabolic disease, neuropsychiatric disease, and infectious disease, this work provides the most comprehensive guide to the principles and practice of genomic and personalized medicine.

Key Features

  • Highly Commended 2013 BMA Medical Book Award for Medicine
  • Contributions from leaders in the field provide unparalleled insight into current technologies and applications in clinical medicine.
  • Full colour throughout enhances the utility of this work as the only available comprehensive reference for genomic and personalized medicine.
  • Discusses scientific foundations and practical applications of new discoveries, as well as ethical, legal/regulatory, and social issues related to the practice of genomic medicine.


Specialists across medical disciplines, research professionals in human genetics/genomics, oncology, neuroscience, gene therapy, molecular medicine, and related areas. It will be indispensable to medical students and graduate students in genetics and biomedical sciences.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: October 22, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080919034

About the Editors in Chief

Geoffrey Ginsburg

Dr. Ginsburg is the founding Director of the Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine in the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy. He is also Professor of Medicine and of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke Pratt School of Engineering, and Co-Director of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, All of Us Research Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Huntington Willard

Huntington Willard is on the faculty of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Prior to this appointment, Willard was the President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He was previously on the faculty at Duke University, where he was founding director of the university-wide Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy from 2003 to 2014, the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences, and the Arts & Sciences Professor of Biology & Genome Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Scientific Officer, Genome Medical, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA

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