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Medical genetics at a glance

Author: D J Pritchard; Bruce R Korf
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Series: At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Medical Genetics at a Glance covers the core scientific principles necessary for an understanding of medical genetics and its clinical applications, while also considering the social implications of genetic disorders. This third edition has been fully updated to include the latest developments in the field, covering the most common genetic anomalies, their diagnosis and management, in clear, concise and  Read more...
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Pritchard, D.J. (Dorian J.).
Medical genetics at a glance.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, 2013
(DLC) 2013007103
(OCoLC)828334108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D J Pritchard; Bruce R Korf
ISBN: 9781118689028 111868902X 9781118689011 1118689011
OCLC Number: 852898452
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the third edition; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Part 1 : Overview; 1: The place of genetics in medicine; The case for genetics; Genes in development; Genotype and phenotype; Genetics in medicine; The application of genetics; Part 2 : The Mendelian approach; 2: Pedigree drawing; Overview; The medical history; Rules for pedigree diagrams; The practical approach; Use of pedigrees; 3: Mendel's laws; Overview; The principle of unit inheritance; The principle of dominance; The principle of segregation. ExampleThe principle of independent assortment; Example; The test-mating; Matings between double heterozygotes; Biological support for Mendel's laws; Exceptions to Mendel's laws; 1. Sex-related effects; 2. Mitochondrial inheritance; 3. Genetic linkage; 4. Polygenic conditions; 5. Overdominance, codominance, variable expressivity and incomplete penetrance; 6. Genomic imprinting; 7. Dynamic mutation; 8. Meiotic drive; Conclusion; 4: Principles of autosomal dominant inheritance and pharmacogenetics; Overview; Rules for autosomal dominant inheritance; Example; Estimation of risk. Estimation of mutation ratePharmacogenetics; Debrisoquine hydroxylase deficiency (AR); Porphyria variegata (AD); G6PD deficiency (X-linked R) (see Chapter 11); N-acetyl transferase deficiency (AR); Pseudocholinesterase deficiency (AR); Halothane sensitivity, malignant hyperthermia (genetically heterogeneous); Thiopurine methyltransferase deficiency (ACo-D); 5: Autosomal dominant inheritance, clinical examples; Overview; Disorders of the fibroblast growth factor receptors; Achondroplasia; Marfan syndrome (MFS); Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH); Dentinogenesis imperfecta 1 (DGI). Otosclerosis 1 (OTSC1)Adult polycystic kidney disease (APKD, PKD); Multiple hereditary exostoses (EXT); 6: Autosomal recessive inheritance, principles; Overview; Rules for autosomal recessive inheritance; Example: albinism; Estimation of risk; Example: congenital deafness; 7: Consanguinity and major disabling autosomal recessive conditions; Overview; Management issues; Consanguineous matings; Incestuous matings; Brother-sister matings; Parent-child matings; Risk for offspring; First cousin marriages; Mental handicap; Oculocutaneous albinism; Recessive blindness; Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Severe congenital deafnessConnexin 26 defects (CX26); Pendred syndrome (PDS); 8: Autosomal recessive inheritance, life-threatening conditions; Overview; Cystic fibrosis (CF); Tay-Sachs disease, GM2 gangliosidosis; Phenylketonuria (PKU); Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA); 9: Aspects of dominance; Overview; Codominance (Co-D), the ABO blood groups; Incomplete dominance, overdominance and heterosis; Incomplete penetrance; Delayed onset; Variable expressivity; Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), Von Recklinghausen disease; 10: X-linked and Y-linked inheritance; Overview.
Series Title: At a glance series (Oxford, England)
Responsibility: Dorian J. Pritchard, Bruce R. Korf.

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