Through six editions, "Thompson & Thompsons Genetics in Medicine" has been a well-established favourite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics and the latest clinical applications. Clearly written and abundantly illustrated, the New 7th Edition retains all of the features that have made its predecessors so popular while also comprehensively detailing all of the new developments and advances in the field.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Chromosomal Basis of Heredity 2. The Human Genome: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes 3. Tools of Human Molecular Genetics 4. Principles of (Clinical) Cytogenetics 5. Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes 6. Mechanisms of Inheritance part I: Mendelian (or Single-Gene) Patterns 7. Mechanisms of Inheritance part II: Mitochondrial, Imprinted, and Multifactorial Patterns 8. Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations 9. The Genetic Contribution to Disease: Locating and identifying Disease Genes 10. Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies 11. The Molecular and Biochemical Basis of Genetic Disease 12. The Treatment of Genetic Disease 13. Developmental Disorders and Birth Defects (Leslie Biesecker) 14. Genetics of Cancer 15. Genetic Counseling and Risk Assessment 16. Molecular Diagnostics 17. Prenatal Diagnosis 18. Genetics and Society Case Studies