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Genetics in Medicine

Barbara Jennings, Gavin Willis, and Nandu Thalange

May 2020

ISBN: 9780198841555

144 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

Oxford Biology Primers

Price: £19.99

Written primarily for students embarking on an undergraduate bioscience degree, this primer provides a concise and engaging overview of the genetic basis of disease, including the current use of genetics in a clinical context and its future applications.

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Written primarily for students embarking on an undergraduate bioscience degree, this primer provides a concise and engaging overview of the genetic basis of disease, including the current use of genetics in a clinical context and its future applications.

  • Oxford Biology Primers are the only resource to introduce prospective and current students of undergraduate-level bioscience to a range of topics from this dynamic experimental science, enticing readers to study further.
  • Its titles directly support two key transitions in the student journey: from school to undergraduate-level study, and from undergraduate to independent researcher.
  • Its modular format offers a high degree of flexibility, with teachers being able to draw on specific volumes that augment the post-16 curriculum, university lecturers being able to draw on specific volumes at different stages of the undergraduate curriculum, and with materials from the series being available for access in both print and digital formats.

About the Author(s)

Barbara Jennings, Norwich Medical School, Gavin Willis, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, and Nandu Thalange, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Barbara Jennings was part of the faculty team that established Norwich Medical School at UEA. She is a senior lecturer and the academic lead for their genetics curriculum. Barbara is a scientist: she completed her PhD about cancer genetics at UEA in 1995, and she has a background in clinical molecular diagnostics for the NHS. Her published research spans cancer genetics, genetic epidemiology, and pharmacogenetics. Barbara is also the course director of a free online course about pharmacogenetics (Using Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenetics).

Nandu Thalange graduated from King's College, London in 1988, intent on a career in paediatric endocrinology. During training, Nandu was exposed to a large number of genetic disorders with implications for the endocrinologist which stimulated his interest in this area. For many years he was a senior lecturer at UEA and taught genetics to medical students from the inception of the Norwich Medical School. He remains active as a teacher and clinician and was recently appointed as an honorary Professor of Paediatrics at Mohammed Bin Rashid University, Dubai.

Gavin Willis graduated from Imperial College, London in 1985, and began his career in molecular biology and human genetics. He completed his PhD at the John Innes Institute in Norwich, and joined the pathology department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 1996, to develop molecular diagnostic markers for leukaemia. Gavin is the principal clinical scientist in the section of molecular genetics, and a specialist in the genetic tests used for the management of families affected by hereditary haemochromatosis.

Table of Contents

    1: Nucleic Acids, Genes, and Genomes
    2: Mutations and Genetic Variation
    3: Laboratory Techniques and the Sequencing Revolution
    4: The Application of Genetic Medicine in Childhood
    5: Genetic Medicine for Adult Onset Disease
    6: Pharmacogenetics and Personalised Medicine