From the reviews:“With its diagrams and images, this is a useful reference for those who want to better understand molecular genetic testing and its role in personalized medicine. … this book is intended for a broad medical audience including pathologists, hematologists/oncologists, general practitioners, clinical geneticists, and anyone else involved in the use of genetic testing to direct patient therapy. … This book would be a worthy addition to the library of anyone who … desires to learn more about the role of molecular genetics in personalized medicine.” (Jamie Boone, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2012)
From the Back Cover
Genetic testing has become commonplace, and clinicians are frequently able to use knowledge of an individual’s specific genetic differences to guide their course of action. Molecular Genetics and Personalized Medicine highlights developments that have been made in the field of molecular genetics and how they have been applied clinically. It will serve as a useful reference for physicians hoping to better understand the role of molecular medicine in clinical practice. In addition, it should also prove to be an invaluable resource for the basic scientist that wants to better understand how advances in the laboratory are being moved from the bench to the bedside.
All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date medical information. The authors simplify complex genetic concepts and focus on practical patient related issues. The book will be of great value to pathologists, hematologists/oncologists, clinical geneticists, high-risk obstetricians, general practitioners, and physicians in all other medical specialties who utilize genetic testing to direct therapy.