Popular for its highly visual, clinical approach, Medical Genetics delivers an accessible yet thorough understanding of this active and fast-changing field. Key updates in this new edition cover the latest developments which are integrated with clinical practice to emphasize the central principles and how they apply to practice. Photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with boxes containing patient/family vignettes demonstrate clinical relevance and enhance visual impact of the material for easier and more effective learning and retention. Includes access to the complete text and images online at studentconsult.com along with 200 additional USMLE-style questions for self-assessment. Mini-summaries, study questions, suggested reading, and a detailed glossary supplement and reinforce what you learn from the text. More than 230 photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with patient/family vignettes clarify difficult concepts and demonstrate clinical significance. Clinical Commentary Boxes help demonstrate how the hard science of genetics has real applications to everyday patient problems and prepare you for problem-based integrated courses. The latest knowledge and research on gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common disorders, ethical and social issues, and much more so you can keep up with current developments in genetics. Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows access to 200 additional USMLE questions, as well as new materials (outlined above) designed to produce a more rounded learning experience.
1 Background and History 2 Basic Cell Biology: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes 3 Genetic Variation: Its Origin and Detection 4 Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Inheritance 5 Sex-Linked and Nontraditional Modes of Inheritance 6 Clinical Cytogenetics: The Chromosomal Basis of Human Disease 7 Biochemical Genetics: Disorders of Metabolism 8 Disease-Gene Identification 9 Immunogenetics 10 Genetic Basis of Development 11 Cancer Genetics 12 Multifactorial Inheritance and Common Diseases 13 Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy 14 Genetics and Precision Medicine 15 Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling Glossary Answers to Study Questions