Emery's Elements of Medical Genetics

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Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Jan 1, 2005 - Medical - 443 pages
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This highly popular textbook of medical genetics covers both the scientific basis and clinical applications of genetics. It remains well written and easy to understandtwo of its key strengths for 35 years. For this new edition, the content has been thoroughly updated to keep abreast of this fast-changing area, including molecular genetics, DNA technology, and ethics. It also features a new self-testing section, new clinical examples, and updated and improved clinical photographs.

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  • Is a well-established classic in genetics that has been regularly updated over the past 35 years.
  • Offers a comprehensive, clinically relevant overview of the field with clear, concise text.
  • Features Elements boxes at the end of the chapter that provide a bulleted chapter overview for the reader.
  • Depicts rare diseases with a genetic basis in high-quality color and black-and-white photographs.

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  • Reflects the latest developments in genetics, including molecular genetics, DNA technology, pharmacogenetics, cancer genetics, risk calculation, the Human Genome project, and ethics.
  • Provides clinical examples throughout the text.
  • Presents a new section that offers advice on using the Internet for further genetic research.
  • Features a new self-assessment section, including multiple-choice and case-based review questions.

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The history and impact of genetics in medicine
The impact of genetic disease
Chromosome structure

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