New Clinical Genetics, third edition
By Andrew Read and Dian Donnai
Jun 2015 , 472 pp
HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE 2016 BMA MEDICAL BOOK AWARDS!
Instructors comments on new, 3rd edition:
"I LOVED the book. I've never seen anything like it, and I've reviewed a lot of genetics texts. The way that cases are presented throughout is extremely novel."
"I am greatly pleased with the revisions. In my opinion, there is an increased clarity in the text (which will serve students well), and many welcomed updates based on current literature. Good job!"
"I LIKE IT A LOT!!"
"The book looks good and we will certainly be recommending it for our medical genetics course this autumn."
"This is a fantastic book that I enjoy so much teaching from."
"I have been reviewing the book. I think it is a great teaching tool since you can follow a case from beginning to end."
"I have used this book every year since the first edition was published and it is a perfect fit for my human genetics course. I will definitely continue to use it."
"Its great. I will recommend the book as a main text for the medical student class."
In the few years since the previous edition technical progress, especially the widespread use of whole-genome technologies, has brought many advances in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of genetic disease. As a result, most chapters have been substantially rewritten and updated to reflect this. The unique structure and format remains the same, but significant new material has been added to cover:
- the widespread use of next-generation sequencing as a routine diagnostic tool
the checking of a patients whole exome for the cause of their problem noninvasive prenatal diagnosis by next-generation sequencing of free fetal DNA in the maternal circulation a new integrated treatment of epigenetics mosaicism, RASopathies and disorders of the spliceosome are described in new Disease boxes dysmorphology in more detail
New Clinical Genetics continues to offer the most innovative case-based approach to modern genetics. It is used worldwide as a textbook for medical students, but also as an essential guide to the field for genetic counselors, physician assistants, and clinical and nurse geneticists.
Exam copies are normally provided electronically initially. This helps keep our costs down, so we can keep the price of the book down.*
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Note that exam copies will be supplied only to faculty teaching an appropriate course and with a valid university email address.
*Sending large numbers of paper exam copies on spec is very costly, not to mention extremely wasteful (how many unread and unsolicited textbooks do you have on your shelves?). We would have to add these costs to the list price of the book we dont want to do that.
Resources for lecturers/faculty:
Current and recent course recommendations:
Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
American University of the Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles
Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, USA
Children's Hospital Colorado, USA
De Montfort University, UK
Edith Cowan University, Australia
Florida International University, USA
Gallaudet University, USA
Haukeland University Hospital, Finland
Helsinki Univ Hospital, Finland
Lancaster University, UK
Morehouse School of Medicine, USA
Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Queen's University Belfast, UK
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA
Saginaw Valley State University, USA
Stanford University, USA
St Georges Medical School, UK
Texas A & M Health Science Center, USA
UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Ireland
University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands
University of Adelaide, Australia
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
University of Connecticut Health Center, USA
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
University of Leicester, UK
University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, USA
University of Nottingham, UK
University of San Diego, USA
University of Sydney, Australia
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
Victoria University, Australia
Yale University, USA
Reviews of earlier editions:
This book provides a wonderful case-based learning environment. There are also self-assessment questions. Students are not given model answers but are provided with guidance on how to work out the correct answers for themselves. Excellent!
This book is a very valuable tool that will be used by future geneticists all over Europe and beyond, both as a teaching material and as a source of excellent knowledge.
European Journal of Human Genetics
1. What can
we learn from a family history?
2. How can a patient's chromosomes be studied?
3. How do genes work?
4. How can a patient's DNA be studied?
5. How can we check a patient's DNA for gene mutations?
6. What do mutations do?
7. What is epigenetics?
8. How do genes affect our metabolism, drug responses and immune system?
9. How do researchers identify genes for mendelian diseases?
10. Why are some conditions common and others rare?
11. When is screening useful?
12. Is cancer genetic?
13. Should we be testing for genetic susceptibility to common diseases?
14. What clinical services are available for families with genetic disorders?
Guidance for self-assessment questions