Michael R. Cummings, PhD
Cummings MR. Medical Molecular Genetics. Ann Intern Med. 1998;128:1052. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-128-12_Part_1-199806150-00038
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;128(12_Part_1):1052.
Medical Molecular Genetics; Hoffee PA. 384 pages. Fence Creek Publishing; 1998. $22.95. ISBN 1889325287.
Field of medicine: Medical genetics.
Audience: Medical students, house officers, and physicians.
Purpose: To introduce the principles of medical molecular genetics and their applications to clinical medicine.
Content: This book presents the basic concepts of molecular genetics and some clinical applications in a format suitable for use as a textbook, a course supplement, or a review for medical board examinations. The first chapter provides a history of genetics from Mendel to the Human Genome Project. Nine chapters cover the structure and function of nucleic acids, mutagenesis, and phenotypic expression, and 10 subsequent chapters discuss population genetics. These principles are applied to clinical medicine in the last three chapters, which deal with monogenic inherited disorders, syndromes and dysmorphology, and clinical aspects of medical genetics. The final chapter summarizes the status of gene therapy, the use of animal models for human diseases, and the Human Genome Project.
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