Medical Genetics at a Glance

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Wiley, Feb 10, 2003 - Medical - 115 pages
Medical Genetics at a Glance is a concise, well-illustrated and accessible genetics textbook. It follows the now familiar, easy-to-use, double page spread format of the at a Glance series. Each double page presents clear, memorable diagrams that illustrate essential information.

Structured into three distinct sections, Medical Genetics at a Glance, takes the student through developmental biology, medical genetics and the clinical application of genetics. The first section focuses on basic biological concepts such as cell and chromosome structure, molecular biology and the cell cycle, as well as human embryonic development and sexual maturation. The second section applies these principles to medicine through the essential 'laws' of inheritance, the chromosome anomalies, multifactorial inheritance, normal polymorphism and gene frequency, then moving on to gene mapping, mutagenisis, cancer and immunogenetics. The final section addresses the clinical applications of these principles, incliding pedigree drawing and dysmorphology, prenatal sampling and biochemical diagnosis, diagnostic applications of cytogenetics and the human gene map, DNA sequencing, Southern blotting and PCR amplification, risk assessment and genetic counselling. DNA profiling, gene therapy, disease prevention and management.

Medical Genetics At A Glance is an ideal resource that fits the budget and reading time of medical students and those seeking a quick yet thorough, introduction to this fast moving field. It can be used as primary or supplementary reading in a lecture-based course and is perfect for exam preparation.

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