Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, Revised Reprint, 6th Edition

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9780721602448: Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine, Revised Reprint, 6th Edition

For 35 years, Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine has been a favorite genetics textbook for medical students. This long-awaited sixth edition, now in a revised re-print, continues to provide a readable and understandable review of the basic principles of medical genetics, including recent advances in molecular genetics and the clinical applications of this new knowledge for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders. Now brought completely up to date, this edition has been extensively revised and includes new information on developmental defects, genetics of complex diseases, genetics of cancer, molecular and biochemical basis of genetics, and the human genome project. It also features an all-new set of 29 clinical cases with color photographs to assist students in relating basic genetics to clinical genetic disease. These cases will also help instructors integrate clinical material into their courses. The revised re-print brings this book up to date with all new findings in medical genetics and some additional case studies.

  • The most up-to-date and authoritative discussion of the basic principles of medical genetics.
  • Continues to be the most readable and accessible text of its kind on the market.
  • Unprecedented clinical coverage
  • "Clinical Cases" covers 29 of the most commonly seen genetic disorders, with summaries of the key features, causes, and management -- complete with color illustrations.
  • New information on genetic aspects of development, genetics of complex diseases, genetics of cancer, and molecular and biochemical basis of genetics.
  • Up-to-date details on the human genome project.
  • Extensive updates on every aspect of medical genetics.

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Includes new information on developmental defects, genetics of complex diseases, genetics of cancer, and much more

About the Author:

Huntington Willard is on the faculty of the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Prior to this appointment, Willard was the President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He was previously on the faculty at Duke University, where he was founding director of the university-wide Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy from 2003 to 2014, the Nanaline H. Duke Professor of Genome Sciences, and the Arts & Sciences Professor of Biology & Genome Sciences.

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