Contains state-of-the-art techniques for the detection of the underlying genetic heterogeneity leading to inherited disorders
Includes in-depth discussion of ethical and safety considerations
Identifies genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
Covers forensic analysis and everyday issues in a diagnostic laboratory

The2e of Molecular Diagnostics, the only book dealing with diagnosis on a molecular level, discusses current molecular biological techniques used to identify the underlying molecular defects in inherited disease. The book delves further into the principle and brief description of the technique, followed by examples from the authors' own expertise. Contributors to the 2e are well-known experts in their field, and derive from a variety of disciplines, to ensure breadth and depth of coverage. Molecular Diagnostics, 2e , is a needed resource for graduate students, researchers, physicians and practicing scientists in molecular genetics and professionals from similar backgrounds working in diagnostic laboratories in academia or industry, as well as academic institutions and hospital libraries.

Key Features

Key Features: *Deals exclusively with the currently used molecular biology techniques to identify the underlying molecular defect of inherited diseases *Includes pharmacogenetics and pharmacogenomics relating to new cancer therapies *Provies a comprehensive guide through emerging concepts and demonstrates how the available mutation screening technology can be implemented in diagnostic laboratories and provide better healthcare


Physicians and practicing scientists in molecular genetics; professionals working in diagnostic laboratories in academia or industry; biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.


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About the authors

George Patrinos

Dr. George Patrinos is a Senior Research Scientist in Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has many years of research experience in the field of Molecular Diagnostics. One of his current research interests is high throughput mutation screening and development of National mutation databases as online diagnostic tools.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Patras School of Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacy, Patras, Greece

Wilhelm Ansorge

Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Ansorge is a Senior Research Scientist and coordinator of the Biochemical Instrumentation Programme at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include the development of the first complete Human Genome microarray, with numerous applications in gene expression studies and high-throughput Molecular Diagnostics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Visiting Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale Lausanne, Switzerland