Key Features

  • Accessible account of subject wriiten at a level appropriate for medical students.
  • Highly illustrated in colour.
  • Ideal as a resource for problem-based courses.
  • Increasing number of medical courses have modules on this subject.
  • Suggestions for further reading.

Table of Contents

The molecular basis of disease. Gene hunting. Using genetic information. Epigenetics. Protein structure and function. Proteomics and metabolomics. Vaccines. Transgenics. Pharmacogenetics. Gene therapy. Biopharmaceuticals. Stem cells and tissue engineering. Perspectives: future developments.


Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Judit Pongracz

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Immunology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Pecs, Hungary

Mary Keen

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK