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Molecular Genetics in Diseases of Brain, Nerve, and Muscle

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Edited by Rowland Lewis P., Wood Donald S., Schon Eric A., DiMauro Salvatore. . 481 pages. Oxford University Press; , New York: , 1989.. $55.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(12):1051. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-12-1051_1
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The concept behind this publication is an interesting one: A conference (held in February 1987) was designed specifically to produce the book. It should therefore differ from the usual conference proceedings: That is, the book should meet a higher editorial standard. How well does it meet such a standard?

The book is well organized. In the introductory section, one is led through the complexities of genome organization, Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, and those words and tools that are essential to an understanding of molecular genetics. (The vocabulary and concepts are collected in a 20-page glossary at the end of the


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