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Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 7e (Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine) Paperback – 1 Aug 2007
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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
About the Author
Huntington Willard is President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his appointment at the MBL, Willard was 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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Immunogenetics was covered in quite a bit of detail at my Med School in Prague, so i had to get another book called Principles of Genetics to cover that.
Molecular genetics, things like DNA replication and translation and transcription isn't really covered in here, but this book covers mostly the pathological aspect of genetics and gives reference to a lot of diseases. So i would recommend definitely using this book with another reference book.
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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.
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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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
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Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics
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