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Human Genetics

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A Gardner, R.T. Howell and T. Davies 8130906023 2008 PB Viva Books Private Limited 216 pp 7.25 x 9.5" Single Colour Rs. 325.00

Description: Human Genetics covers all aspects of genetics of relevance to medical scientists including mutations, chromosomal abnormalities, inheritance patterns, genetic counselling, cancer genetics, prenatal diagnosis and gene therapy. The authors also examine in detail cystic fibrosis, Huntington’s chorea and muscular dystrophy. This book is designed as a concise textbook for undergraduate biomedical science students, and it offers the following key features: • Learning objectives to help guide understanding • Core knowledge written in a style that encourages students to think around the subject rather than just learning the facts, and with numerous illustrations • Key concepts and facts summarised to aid revision • Self-assessment questions and answers to test understanding • Further reading list to guide students to more detailed coverage if required.

Contents: Preface • Series preface • Acknowledgements • Part One: Mechanisms of Disease • Structure and organization of DNA • How normal genes work • Mechanisms of disease • Part Two: Diagnosis of Disease • Patterns of inheritance • Cytogenetics • Molecular cytogenetics • Molecular genetics • Cancer genetics • Part Three: Prevention of Disease • Prenatal diagnosis • Genetic counselling • Appendix: Glossary of disorders • Answers to self-assessment questions • Index.

About the Authors: Anne Gardner is Principal Clinical Scientist of Molecular Genetics.
Rodney T. Howell and Teresa Davies are consultant Clinical Scientists (Cytogenetics)

Target Audience: Undergraduate biomedical science students.

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