Human Genetics: A Problem-Based Approach

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Human Genetics, the first genetics book to combine text with problem-based tutorial exercises, is the ideal textbook for student-driven learning. Each chapter focuses on a core concept of human genetics, illustrated by a corresponding clinical case that guides the reader through key principles in the text. Material from classic Mendelain genetics, molecular genetics, and quantitative genetics provides a context in which the role of genes in disease can be readily understood. Additionally, 300 illustrations clarify and reinforce discussions of genetic disorders. And, questions at the end of each chapter facilitate self-assessment.

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Human Genetics and Genomics, 3rd edition, the new rendition of the classic textbook Human Genetics: A Problem-Based Approach, merges basic genetic principles with clinical applications of genetics in medical practice. By presenting the core concepts of human genetics while maintaining an emphasis on a problem-based learning and clinical approach, the third edition of Human Genetics and Genomics acts both as a textbook for genetics courses, and a bridge into the clinical environment. Features include enhanced emphasis on microbiology content, a chapter devoted to laboratory techniques, and a vast array of new pedagogy, such as: bull; bull;Recommended readings for each chapter bull;Clinical snapshots covering major genetic disorders and integrating a clinical approach bull;Ethics boxes covering ethical implications in genetics bull;Key points at the beginning of each chapter for a quick summary and Q&As at the end of each chapter for self-testing bull;Hot topics sections at the ends of chapters covering new and emerging areas in genetics

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Professor Bruce R. Korf, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

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