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Essential Medical Genetics


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Part 1: Basic Principles: 1. Medical Genetics in Perspective; 2. Nucleic Acid Structure and Function; 3. DNA Analysis; 4. Chromosomes; 5. Gametogenesis; 6. Chromosome Aberrations; 7. Autosomal Inheritance; 8. Sex-Linked Inheritance; 9. Genomics; 10. Non-Mendelain Inheritance; 11. Medical Genetics in Populations; Part 2: Clinical Applications: 12. Genetic Assessment and Counselling; 13. Chromosomal Disorders; 14. Single Gene Disorders; 15. Immunogenetics; 16. Genetics of Common Diseases; 17. Cancer Genetics; 18. Congenital Malformations ; 19. Prenatal Diagnosis; 20. Population Screening; 21. Prevention and Treatment; Answers to Figure Questions; Further Reading; Appendices: 1. Odds and Probabilities; 2. Applications of Bayes' Theorem; 3. Calculation of the Coefficients of Relationship and Inbreeding; 4. Population Genetics of Single Gene Disorders; Glossary; Index


"...a justifiably popular introductory text."The British Medical Journal"...this book remains an indispensable introduction to a complex and rapidly changing field and will be useful to both medical students and doctors who want to refresh their knowledge of this increasingly important subject."Southampton Health Journal"This book is an easy to read, well illustrated introduction to medical genetics. It deals nicely with all the classical aspects of the subject..."Black Bag, Medical Student's Society of Bristol University"A huge improvement on the 4th edition, easier to read with more diagrams and photos...The layout is alot better..."Mediscope, Manchester Medical Gazette

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