New Clinical Genetics, fourth edition

A guide to genomic medicine

By Andrew Read and Dian Donnai

Oct 2020 , 468 pp
ISBN 9781911510703
Price: £37.99, $56.99
Oct 2020 , 468 pp
ISBN 9781911510741
Price: £32.29, $43.59
New Clinical Genetics continues to offer the most innovative case-based approach to investigation, diagnosis, and management in clinical genetics.

New Clinical Genetics is used worldwide as a textbook for medical students, but also as an essential guide to the field for genetic counselors, physician assistants, clinical and nurse geneticists, and students studying healthcare courses allied to medicine. Readers love the integrated case-based approach which ties the science to real-life clinical scenarios to really aid understanding.

Clinical genetics is a fast-moving field and there have been many advances in the few years since the previous edition was published. This 4th edition has been completely updated and revised to reflect new science, new techniques and new ways of thinking.

Nowhere is this more clear than in the chapter discussing genetics services which is now significantly expanded to reflect the increasing role of genomic medicine and the use of multidisciplinary teams in the management of patients with genetic disorders.

The unique case-based structure and format remains the same, but substantial new material has been added to cover:
  • polygenic risk scores – now starting to become useful clinical service tools
  • preimplantation diagnosis
  • noninvasive prenatal diagnosis
  • companion diagnostics for prescribed drugs
  • liquid biopsies in cancer
  • epigenetics and gene regulation
  • the widespread use of next-generation sequencing as a routine diagnostic tool
  • the checking of a patient’s whole exome for the cause of their problem
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Online-only Chapter 15
To access the free online-only chapter, Chapter 15 How to use linkage to map a disease gene, please click on the 'resources' tab above.
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 Is cancer genetic?
8 How do researchers identify genes for mendelian diseases?
9 Why are some conditions common and others rare?
10 How do our genes affect our metabolism, drug responses and immune system?
11 How are genes regulated?
12 When is screening useful?
13 Should we be testing for genetic susceptibility to common diseases?
14 What clinical services are available for families with genetic disorders?
15 How to use linkage to map a disease gene
Disease index

The following supplementary resources for New Clinical Genetics, fourth edition are available to download for free.

NCG4 Online Chapter - Chapter 15 How to use linkage to map a disease gene

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