Summary and Info
New and emerging technologies, particularly in the areas of molecular genetic diagnostics and gene therapy, are having an unprecedented impact on medicine. Physicians and medical students need to understand these revolutionary developments and their role in clinical practice. Stuart Brown s Essentials of Medical Genomics fills this need, providing a concise, clearly written guide to the state of the art in genomic research, and explaining in easy-to-follow terms how it is changing the way patients are diagnosed and treated. Richly illustrated throughout, each chapter in Essentials of Medical Genomics focuses on the informational needs of practitioners. Beginning with a clear overview on the Human Genome Project and its revolutionary impact, this "essentials only" guide then covers such key topics as bioinformatics and online resources for practitioners. Other chapter topics include: Genetic testing Microarray analysis Proteomics Genome databases Pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics Gene therapy Ethical considerations Essentials of Medical Genomics is the first of its kind to provide a practical introduction to genomics as it impinges upon clinical practice. Medical students and physicians will benefit handsomely from this pioneer text.