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Emery’s Elements of Medical Genetics, 11th ed.

  •  ISBN-10 0-4430-7125-X

  •  ISBN-13 978-0-4430-7125-6

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publication info   R. Mueller and I. Young, Churchill Livingstone, 2001, 384 pp., soft cover
mfr. no.   Elsevier

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This book has been the world′s most trusted genetics text for more than 30 years. With balanced, integrated reporting on both the basic science and clinical implications of genetics, the content has been thoroughly updated for this edition to keep abreast of this fast-changing subject. There is new coverage of hot topics such as gene therapy, the human genome project and ethical issues in medical genetics, while a brand new illustration program has been specially designed to further help students to understand concepts and retain information.

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Section A: Principles of Human Genetics
1. The history and impact of genetics in medicine
2. The cellular and molecular basis of inheritance
3. Chromosomes and cell division
4. DNA technology and applications
5. Developmental genetics
6. Patterns of inheritance
7. Mathematical and population genetics
8. Polygenic and multifactorial inheritance
Section B: Genetics in Medicine
9. Haemoglobin and the haemoglobinopathies
10. Biochemical genetics
11. Pharmacogenetics
12. Immunogenetics
13. The genetics of cancer
14. Genetic factors in common diseases
15. Genetics and congenital abnormalities
Section C: Clinical Genetics
16. Genetic Counseling
17. Chromosome disorders
18. Single gene disorders
19. Carrier detection and presymptomatic diagnosis
20. Risk calculation
21. Prenatal diagnosis of genetic disease
22. Population screening and community genetics
23. The human genome project, treatment of genetic disease and gene therapy
24. Ethical issues in medical genetics

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