Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine - 7th Edition - ISBN: 9781416030805, 9781437700930

Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine

7th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Authors: Robert Nussbaum Roderick McInnes Huntington Willard
Paperback ISBN: 9781416030805
eBook ISBN: 9781437700930
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 8th June 2007
Page Count: 600


Through six editions, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine has been a well-established favorite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders. The 7th edition incorporates the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, and much more. More than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos help you grasp complex concepts more easily. In addition to the book, you will also receive STUDENT CONSULT, enabling you to access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go!

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.
  • Access the complete contents of the book online, fully searchable with STUDENT CONSULT. You'll find "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · quarterly updates on the material · USMLE questions · and much more!

Table of Contents


1. Chromosomal Basis of Heredity

2. The Human Genome: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes

3. Tools of Human Molecular Genetics

4. Principles of (Clinical) Cytogenetics

5. Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes

6. Mechanisms of Inheritance part I: Mendelian (or Single-Gene) Patterns

7. Mechanisms of Inheritance part II: Mitochondrial, Imprinted, and Multifactorial Patterns

8. Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations

9. The Genetic Contribution to Disease: Locating and identifying Disease Genes

10. Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies

11. The Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease

12. The Treatment of Genetic Disease

13. Developmental Disorders and Birth Defects (Leslie Biesecker)

14. Genetics of Cancer

15. Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment

16. Molecular Diagnostics

17. Prenatal Diagnosis

18. Genetics and Society

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About the Author

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 President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his appointment at the MBL, Willard was 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

President and Director, The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Professor of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA