Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition

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Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition


Updated to reflect the newest changes in genetics, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine returns as one of the most favored texts in this fascinating and rapidly evolving field. By integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics, this medical reference book utilizes a variety of learning tools to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders.

    • Acquire the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, pharmacogenetics, and bio-informatics.
    • Better understand the relationship between basic genetics and clinical medicine with a variety of clinical case studies. 
    • Recognize a wide range of genetic disorders with visual guidance from more than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos.
      • Immerse yourself in updated graphics, full-color text, illustrations, line diagrams, and clinical photos of genetic diseases.
      • Explore the latest genetic content available in order to remain up to date on the most current trends in the field.
      • Take advantage of a double-page clinical case study section that demonstrates and reinforces general principles of disease inheritance, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and counseling.
      • Enhance your critical thinking skills and better retain information. Each chapter ends with up to 5 quick genetic "problems" related to what has just been reviewed, with answers provided in the back of the book.

      Chapter 1 Introduction

      Chapter 2 Introduction to the Human Genome

      Chapter 3 The Human Genome: Gene Structure and Function

      Chapter 4 Human Genetic Diversity: Mutation and Polymorphism

      Chapter 5 Principles of Clinical Cytogenetics and Genome Analysis

      Chapter 6 The Chromosomal and Genomic Basis of Disease: Disorders of the Autosomes and Sex Chromosomes

      Chapter 7 Patterns of Single-Gene Inheritance

      Chapter 8 Complex Inheritance of Common Multifactorial Disorders

      Chapter 9 Genetic Variation in Populations

      Chapter 10 Identifying the Genetic Basis for Human Disease

      Chapter 11 The Molecular Basis of Genetic Disease

      Chapter 12 The Molecular, Biochemical, and Cellular Basis of Genetic Disease

      Chapter 13 The Treatment of Genetic Disease

      Chapter 14 Developmental Genetics and Birth Defects

      Chapter 15 Cancer Genetics and Genomics

      Chapter 16 Risk Assessment and Genetic Counseling

      Chapter 17 Prenatal Diagnosis and Screening

      Chapter 18 Application of Genomics to Medicine and Personalized Health Care

      Chapter 19 Ethical and Social Issues in Genetics and Genomics


      Robert L. Nussbaum, MD, FACP, FACMG, Holly Smith Chair of Medicine and Science, Professor of Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics and Pathology, Department of Medicine and Institute for Human Genetics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, Roderick R. McInnes, CM, MD, PhD, FRS(C), FCAHS, FCCMG, Alva Chair in Human Genetics, Canada Research Chair in Neurogenetics, Professor of Human Genetics and Biochemistry, Director, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada and Huntington F Willard, PhD, President and Director, The Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and Professor of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
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