Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine

Genomics to Personalized Healthcare

3rd Edition - April 28, 1991

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  • Authors: R. Trent, R. Trent
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454382

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Description

Molecular medicine is the application of gene or DNA based knowledge to the modern practice of medicine. This book provides contemporary insights into how the genetic revolution is influencing medical thinking and practice on a broad front including clinical medicine, innovative therapies and forensic medicine.

Key Features

  • Extensively revised just after the completion of the Human Genome Project, it provides the latest in molecular medicine developments
  • The only book in Molecular Medicine that has undergone three editions
  • Current practice as well as future developments identified
  • Extensive tables, well presented figures - resources for further understanding

Readership

Graduate students/postgraduates, clinicians in molecular biology and genetics

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: HISTORY OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE

    • Publisher Summary
    • THE FOUNDATIONS: 1869–1980s
    • Modern ERA: 1980s–2000s
    • Human Genome Project: 1990–2000
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 2: DNA, RNA, GENES AND CHROMOSOMES

    • Publisher Summary
    • DNA
    • RNA
    • GENE STRUCTURE
    • POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR)
    • CHROMOSOMES
    • DNA MUTATIONS AND POLYMORPHISMS
    • DNA TESTS
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 3: MENDELIAN GENETIC TRAITS

    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT DISORDERS
    • AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE DISORDERS
    • X-LINKED DISORDERS
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 4: COMPLEX GENETIC TRAITS

    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MULTIFACTORIAL DISORDERS
    • NOVEL MECHANISMS FOR DNA AND DISEASE
    • ONCOGENESIS
    • SOMATIC CELL GENETICS
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 5: GENOMICS, PROTEOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS

    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • GENOMICS
    • PROTEOMICS
    • BIOINFORMATICS
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 6: GENETIC AND CELLULAR THERAPIES

    • Publisher Summary
    • RECOMBINANT DNA–DERIVED DRUGS
    • CELLULAR THERAPIES
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 7: REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

    • Publisher Summary
    • REPRODUCTION
    • DEVELOPMENT
    • PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS
    • NEWBORN SCREENING
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 8: INFECTIOUS DISEASES

    • Publisher Summary
    • DIAGNOSTICS
    • PATHOGENESIS
    • EPIDEMIOLOGY
    • EMERGING INFECTIONS
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 9: FORENSIC MEDICINE AND SCIENCE

    • Publisher Summary
    • HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    • REPETITIVE DNA
    • FORENSIC ANALYSIS
    • HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS
    • TISSUE IDENTIFICATION
    • TERRORISM
    • FUTURE

    Chapter 10: ETHICAL, LEGAL AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS

    • Publisher Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • DNA TESTING
    • RESEARCH
    • GENETIC AND CELLULAR THERAPIES
    • GOVERNMENT
    • FUTURE

Product details

  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: April 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454382

About the Authors

R. Trent

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medical Molecular Genetics, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia.

R. Trent

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medical Molecular Genetics, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia.

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