Description

KEY FEATURES:
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

DESCRIPTION:
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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

1. Molecular Diagnostics: Past, Present, and Future; 2. Allele-Specific Mutation Detection; 3. Enzymatic and Chemical Cleavage Methods to Identify Genetic Variation; 4. Mutation Detection by Single Strand Conformation Polymorphism and Heteroduplex Analysis; 5. Capillary Electrophoresis; 6. Temperature and Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis; 7. Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction; 8. Pyrosequencing; 9. Application of Padlock and Selector Probes in Molecular Medicine; 10. Molecular Cytogenetics in Molecular Diagnostics; 11. Analysis of Human Splicing Defects Using Hybrid Minigenes; 12. Detection of Genomic Duplications and Deletions; 13. Multiplex Ligation-Dependent Probe Amplification (MLPA) and Methylation-Specific (MS)-MLPA: Multiplex Detection of DNA/mRNA Copy Number and Methylation Changes; 14. Molecular Techniques for DNA Methylation Studies; 15. High-Resolution Melting Curve Analysis for Molecular Diagnostics; 16. DNA Microarrays and Genetic Testing; 17. Arrayed Primer Extension Microarrays for Molecular Diagnostics; 18. Application of Proteomics to Disease Diagnostics; 19. RNA-Based Variant Detection: The Protein Truncation Test; 20. Protein Diagnostics by Proximity Ligation: Combining Multiple Recognition and DNA Amplification for Improved Protein Analyses; 21. Mass Spectrometry and its Applications to Functional Proteomics; 22. Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics: Impact on Druge Discovery and Clinical Care; 23. Nutrigenomics: Integrating Genomic Approaches into Nutrition Research; 24. Novel Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Techniques for Ultra High-Throughput Applications in Bio-Medicine; 25. Locus-Specific and National/Ethnic Mutation Databases: Emerging Tools for Molecular Diagnostics; 26. Molecular Diagnostic Applications in Forensic Science; 27. Mass Disaster Victim Identification ASsisted by DNA Typing; 28. Detection of Highly Pathogenic Viral Agents: Implications for Therapeutics, Vaccines and Biodefense; 29. Identification of Genetically Modifie

Details

No. of pages:
616
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2010
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080923185
Print ISBN:
9780123745378

About the editors

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

Reviews

KEY FEATURES:
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

DESCRIPTION:
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.