Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 8e

Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, 8e

1st Edition - June 21, 2015

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  • Authors: Robert Nussbaum, Roderick McInnes, Huntington Willard

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Updated to reflect the newest changes in genetics, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine returns as one of the most favored texts in this fascinating and rapidly evolving field. By integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics, this medical reference book utilizes a variety of learning tools to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders.

Key Features

  • Acquire the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, pharmacogenetics, and bio-informatics.
  • Better understand the relationship between basic genetics and clinical medicine with a variety of clinical case studies. 
  • Recognize a wide range of genetic disorders with visual guidance from more than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Introduction to the Human Genome

    Chapter 3 The Human Genome: Gene Structure and Function

    Chapter 4 Human Genetic Diversity: Mutation and Polymorphism

    Chapter 5 Principles of Clinical Cytogenetics and Genome Analysis

    Chapter 6 The Chromosomal and Genomic Basis of Disease: Disorders of the Autosomes and Sex Chromosomes

    Chapter 7 Patterns of Single-Gene Inheritance

    Chapter 8 Complex Inheritance of Common Multifactorial Disorders

    Chapter 9 Genetic Variation in Populations

    Chapter 10 Identifying the Genetic Basis for Human Disease

    Chapter 11 The Molecular Basis of Genetic Disease

    Chapter 12 The Molecular, Biochemical, and Cellular Basis of Genetic Disease

    Chapter 13 The Treatment of Genetic Disease

    Chapter 14 Developmental Genetics and Birth Defects

    Chapter 15 Cancer Genetics and Genomics

    Chapter 16 Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling

    Chapter 17 Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening

    Chapter 18 Application of Genomics to Medicine and Personalized Health Care

    Chapter 19 Ethical and Social Issues in Genetics and Genomics


Product details

  • No. of pages: 560
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier India 2015
  • Published: June 21, 2015
  • Imprint: Elsevier India

About the Authors

Robert Nussbaum

Affiliations and Expertise

Holly Smith Chair of Medicine and Science, Professor of Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics and Pathology, Department of Medicine and Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Roderick McInnes

Affiliations and Expertise

Alva Chair in Human Genetics, Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics, Professor of Human Genetics and Biochemistry, Director, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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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