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Human Genetics and Genomics


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PART ONE: BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN GENETICS. 1 DNA Structure and Function. 2 Genetic Variation. 3 Patterns of Inheritance. 4 The Human Genome. 5 Multifactorial Inheritance. 6 Cell Division and Chromosomes. 7 Population Genetics. 8 Cancer Genetics. PART TWO: GENETICS IN MEDICAL PRACTICE. 9 Chromosome Translocation. 10 Molecular Diagnosis. 11 Newborn Screening. 12 Developmental Genetics. 13 Carrier Screening. 14 Genetic Risk Assessment. 15 Genetic Testing for Risk of Cancer. 16 Pharmacogenetics. 17 Gene Therapy. Answers to Review Questions. Glossary. Index

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Professor Bruce R. Korf, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


"Genetics and Genomics is an excellent text book. It covers the topic in an easy to understand way and makes easy reading of what can be a complex topic to understand. It is beautifully illustrated with diagrams which aid understanding of the text, and key ponts are highlighted through out. A very thorough and well writtern text book which is a must for students and doctors who need better understanding of genetics." Medical Student, Manchester University "Genetics is one of the fastest developing areas of medicine and therefore a vital part of any medical student's understanding. This book gives a very good introduction to the topic, in easy to read chapters with self-test questions and plenty of references to clinical practice." Medical Student, Cambridge University

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