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Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 7e (Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine) Paperback – June 22, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1416030805 ISBN-10: 1416030808 Edition: 7th

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Product Details

  • Series: Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine
  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 7 edition (June 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416030808
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416030805
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The word 'Genetics' makes most students' minds fill with dreaded thoughts of Mendel's peas and Darwin's beard but the reality is that it is now, more than ever, one of the most important subjects in medicine along with the likes of anatomy and physiology. This book helps cement this key subject in the minds of all students. It is written in a clear and approachable manner, terminology is explained and diagrams are used to emphasises and clarify. The authors have structured this well, beginning with the very basic concepts of genetics and inheritance then building on to the more clinical topics such as diseases resulting from mutations. Each chapter ends with a list of questions which test what the student has learnt whilst reading a particular chapter. These questions are also a very good revision tool. If you want to learn genetics buy this book." -- Medical Student, Cardiff University, UK

"The bolded words in the text are of excellent help to a student. These make sure that you know their meaning before moving on...very informative and reader-friendly for medical students!" -- Medical Student, University of Bergen, Norway


More About the Author

Dr. Robert L. Nussbaum, an Elsevier Author, is chief of Medical Genetics at UCSF Medical Center and co-director of the Program in Cardiovascular Genetics at the UCSF Heart and Vascular Center. A board certified internist and medical geneticist, he specializes in the care of adults with hereditary disorders.

For more information, visit http://elsevierauthors.com/robertnussbaum/

Customer Reviews

Great book, very in depth.
Jordan
This is a comprehensive text for medical genetics, recommended to me numerous times as required reading for the genetics general board exam.
J. Keller
I always select a book in good conditions or better and this one met my expectations.
Joan Crane

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By O'Henry on August 27, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is a quite comprehensive and general overview of medical genetics, with perhaps more focus on scientific research than clinical practice, although both are well represented.

However, this is a rapidly changing field of research, and some of the newest techniques (such as whole genome association studies) and most informative websites (such as SNPedia) that are insufficiently addressed in this edition will presumably get caught only in the (hopefully frequent) future editions.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By anonymous on April 1, 2008
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This is a great study guide for the American Board of Medical Genetics exam. It covers cytogenetics and molecular genetics in depth, and also discusses other important concepts such as Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium, Population Genetics, Genomics, and single gene and complex inheritance.
I have not used the on-line access feature yet, but I have noticed a lot of improvements from the previous printed edition, including reorganized chapters, new/updated end-of-chapter questions, new statistics based on a more updated human gene count/information, and new sections on array comparative genomic hybridization. Overall, it would be essential to own this book if you're studying for the ABMG board exam, although I would also recommend supplementing your studies with other resouces to be more comprehensively prepared.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By ninjasuperstar on December 19, 2009
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This is one of those comprehensive texts that can be difficult to wade through at times, but at least the writing is decent even if there is a glut of information. The focus is on the genetic mechanisms of disease and technologies used to detect and augment genetic information. For me, the book serves as a good review and extension of first-year biology, as well as an introduction to where DNA technology came, where it is, and where it might be going.

Contents:
Introduction
The Human Genome and the Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
The Human Genome: Gene Structure and Function
Tools of Human Molecular Genetics
Principles of Clinical Cytogenetics
Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes
Patterns of Single-Gene Inheritance
Genetics of Common Disorders with Complex Inheritance
Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations: Mutation and Polymorphism
Human Gene Mapping and Disease Gene Identification
Clinical Case Studies Illustrating Genetic Principles
Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies
The Molecular, Biochemical, and Cellular Basis of Genetic Disease
The Treatment of Genetic Disease
Developmental Genetics and Birth Defects
Prenatal Diagnosis
Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Personalized Genetic Medicine
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Keller on November 6, 2013
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This is a comprehensive text for medical genetics, recommended to me numerous times as required reading for the genetics general board exam.
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By Songee on October 1, 2014
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I love this book. I needed it for a class but am keeping it just because it explains things so well and it's quite fun to read just on its own, especially just about different diseases. Would highly recommend it!
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Let's get something straight...genetics is pretty awful and people who are good at genetics rarely succeed in translating the jargon. This book does what it can, but you may just want to Khan Academy it.
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By david on December 21, 2009
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This textbook is well-organized an clearly written. Clinical relevance permeates classical and molecular genetics. Very satisfied with this text and I will keep it as a reference for the future.
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By Joan Crane on February 17, 2014
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I always select a book in good conditions or better and this one met my expectations. Thank you I am very happy with my purchase.
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