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Medical Genetics

Ian D Young

September 2010

ISBN: 9780199594610

320 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £64.99

Medical Genetics provides medical and biomedical students with an understanding of the basic principles of human genetics as they relate to clinical practice, showing how our genome lies at the heart of our health and well-being.

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Medical Genetics provides medical and biomedical students with an understanding of the basic principles of human genetics as they relate to clinical practice, showing how our genome lies at the heart of our health and well-being.

  • Widely-praised writing style makes this often-daunting subject truly accessible to the reader.
  • Over 150 colour illustrations demonstrate important principles and commonly encountered genetic disorders.
  • Brief reviews of major landmark publications provide an historical context for more contemporary developments.
  • Clinically-related vignettes cover controversial issues, such as gene patenting and the UK Biobank.
  • Case histories and brief biographies of famous figures from history and the arts tell the reader about those who have suffered from, and successfully coped with, a genetic disorder.

About the Author(s)

Ian D Young, Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Department of Clinical Genetics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK

Table of Contents

    1:Gene structure and function
    2:Chromosomes and cell division
    3:Common chromosome disorders
    4:Single-gene (Mendelian) inheritance
    5:Identifying genes for Mendelian diseases
    6:Polygenic inheritance and complex diseases
    7:Genes and populations
    8:Genes and haemoglobin
    9:Genes and development
    10:Genes and cancer
    11:Genes and biochemistry
    12:Genes and drugs and treatment
    13:Clinical skills and scenarios
    14:Applied clinical genetics

Reviews

"This textbook offers a successful review of the basics of medical genetics. Some prior knowledge would be useful when reading it, but it makes a great revision tool, as the basic concepts are summarised clearly and effectively." - 'Journal of the Times Education Supplement'