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Oxford Desk Reference Clinical Genetics (Oxford Desk Reference Series)

Oxford Desk Reference Clinical Genetics (Oxford Desk Reference Series) Lowest new price: $130.33
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Author: Jane A. Hurst

This important new book provides a useful, easy-to-use guide to the clinical consultation in genetics. It covers the process of diagnosis, investigation, management, and counselling for patients. The authors have used their experience to devise a practical clinical approach to many common genetic referrals, both out-patient and ward-based. The most common Mendelian disorders, chromosomal disorders, congenital anomalies and syndromes are covered. In addition there are chapters on familial cancer and pregnancy-related topics such as fetal anomalies, teratogens, prenatal and pre-implantation diagnosis. The book also provides information on the less common situations, where management is particularly complex, or important genetic concepts are illustrated.
Most of the topics fit onto a double-page spread ensuring that the book is an accessible, quick reference for the clinic or hospital consultation. Where available, diagnostic criteria for specific conditions are included as well as contact details for support groups. The book is well-illustrated and has an up-to-date bibliography and glossaries of terms used in genetics and dysmorphology. This accessible book is designed for use by consultants and trainees in clinical genetics, genetic counsellors and paediatricians, particularly those working in paediatric neurology, neonatology or child development.

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Noonan Syndrome and Related Disorders - A Matter of Deregulated Ras Signaling (Monographs in Human Genetics, Vol. 17)

Noonan Syndrome and Related Disorders - A Matter of Deregulated Ras Signaling (Monographs in Human Genetics, Vol. 17) Lowest new price: $74.16
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In this book, internationally recognized experts review the most important advances regarding the group of human developmental disorders caused by constitutive dysregulation of the Ras-MAPK signalling pathway, including Noonan, cardiofaciocutaneous, LEOPARD and Costello syndromes. A historical overview given by Jacqueline Noonan is followed by chapters dedicated to comprehensive clinical summaries of each condition and up-to-date reviews on associated gene mutations and molecular pathomechanisms. Genotypephenotype correlations are outlined. Further topics include the characterization and underlying mechanisms of common abnormalities in these syndromes such as growth failure, heart defects, and tumor risk. Animal models and the relation to neurofibromatosis type 1 are discussed. The final chapter covers the critical area of treatment including prospects emerging from an improved understanding of the pathophysiology of these disorders. Providing a concise overview of a very rapidly developing field and suggesting ways how to integrate the latest findings from basic molecular research into clinical practice, this book will be of interest to clinical geneticists, pediatricians, pediatric cardiologists, and pediatric endocrinologists, as well as to human molecular geneticists and other basic researchers working on the RAS pathway.

Genetics: The Nutrition Connection

Genetics: The Nutrition Connection Lowest new price: $71.92
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Author: Ruth M., Ph.D. DeBusk
Brand: Brand: Amer Dietetic Assn

Discover how the Human Genome Project will soon affect dietetic practice in this fascinating new reference. Medical nutrition therapy, nutrition and food service, drug therapy, gene therapy, gene diagnostics, and social and public nutrition policies will all feel the impact of this on-going research. Each chapter in the Genetic Connection begins to answer the question of how these advances will affect dietetics. Prepare for the future with this exciting new title.


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Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature

Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature Lowest new price: $27.26
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Author: Betty M. Adelson PhD
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This landmark volume is the first to trace the exciting developments in the field of dwarfism research and treatment over the past century―particularly during the past fifty years. Dr. Betty M. Adelson, a psychologist, has unearthed and synthesized the most significant information about dwarfing conditions, from articles written a century ago to current books and specialized databases.

Highlighting the outstanding contributions of Dr. Victor McKusick and several of his colleagues, Dr. Adelson reveals how dwarfism specialists have helped redefine the nature of medical care―transforming it from an authoritarian enterprise into a holistic, collaborative venture among physicians, affected individuals, and their families.

The parent of an adult dwarf daughter, Adelson examines the social forces that affect the dwarfism community. She offers personal descriptions of the day-to-day challenges dwarf individuals face and portrays their accomplishments. Insightful and accessible, this work will prove a valuable resource for affected individuals, their families, and medical professionals―physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, psychologists, and medical students.


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Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, 4th Edition

Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, 4th Edition Lowest new price: $82.14
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Short Protocols in Molecular Biology Fourth Edition The Desktop Guide to Your Lab Edited by Frederick M. Ausubel, Roger Brent, Robert E. Kingston, David D. Moore, J. G. Seidman, John A. Smith, and Kevin Struhl Providing condensed descriptions of more than 600 methods compiled from Current Protocols in Molecular Biology, this updated edition of the classic laboratory manual thoroughly explores molecular biology in an easily accessible, hands-on format. Examining the physiochemical organization of living matter from a molecular basis requires a text which is informative and well annotated-Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, Fourth Edition offers both. The book is specifically designed to provide quick access to step-by-step instructions for the essential methods used in every major area of molecular biological research. The authors have enriched the text with diagrams, charts, and material lists to enhance comprehension of the material and facilitate the experimental set-up. This edition has been expanded to include the latest developments in cutting-edge techniques such as fluorescent DNA sequencing, PCR optimization, yeast two-hybrid/interaction trap analysis, and sequence similarity searching using Blast. Classic techniques in plasmid and phage manipulation and mammalian cell selection have also benefited from the updating and reflect the methods currently used in leading research facilities around the world. New topics to this edition include:
* Informatics for Molecular Biologists
* Analysis of Protein Interactions
* Epitope Tagging
* Mathematics and Statistics for Molecular Biologists
Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, Fourth Edition is an authoritative and indispensable guide for all life scientists and researchers who are looking to improve their understanding of molecular biology methods.

Lange Biochemistry and Genetics Flash Cards (LANGE FlashCards)

Lange Biochemistry and Genetics Flash Cards (LANGE FlashCards) Lowest new price: $85.52
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Author: Suzanne Baron

"LANGE FlashCards: Biochemistry and Genetics" by Suzanne J. Baron and Christoph I. Lee help you to super-Power your test prep! This book presents 150 cards for course review and USMLE preparation. Blast through Biochem and Genetics! Conquer biochemistry and genetics exams and the USMLE Step 1 with LANGE FlashCards - the most effective portable learning tool ever! The features of this book include: rapid-study power pack; concise and complete coverage of all major processes and principles; key disease facts (etiology, pathology/pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and treatment) on every card; clinical vignettes on each card; a concise yet complete coverage of biochem and genetics courses; perfect for disease comparisons; and created by medical students for medical students.

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Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory: A Writing-Intensive Course Lowest new price: $26.19
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Author: Walt Ream

Molecular Microbiology Laboratory is designed to teach molecular biology techniques to upper level undergraduates majoring in the life sciences. An extremely detailed lab preparation manual for teaching assistants accompanies the lab book and contains a general discussion of scientific writing and critical reading, as well as detailed instructions for preparation and peer review of lab reports. Each experimental unit is accompanied by a number of additional writing exercises based upon primary journal articles. The studies in these articles employ the techniques that the students are learning in the lab exercises, which reinforces their understanding of the material. These are techniques that students in any biological science will need to know, making this manual applicable to any life science curriculum.

Key Features
* Not a typical cookbook lab exercise, offers students the excitement and intellectual challenge of characterizing true unknowns. They could discover a new species!
* Success rate greater than 85% for the entire experiment, even with very inexperienced students.
* The ONLY manual that incorporates writing exercises into the curriculum.
* Co-authored by Dr. Janine Trempy, one of four senior editors of the Journal of Microbiology Education, published by the American Society for Microbiology.

Handbook of Normal Physical Measurements (Oxford Medical Publications)

Handbook of Normal Physical Measurements (Oxford Medical Publications) Lowest new price: $82.70
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Author: Judith G. Hall

This is a comprehensive sourcebook of reference data for health professionals involved in evaluating people with abnormal features or syndromes. It includes many graphs, tables, and charts needed by clinicians to define normal patterns of growth and provides standards of comparison for possible congenital abnormalities. Numerous "how-to" illustrations give the step-by-step guidance needed to ensure that standardized measurements are properly taken for accurate recordkeeping. Designed for ease of use, the pocket-sized book has a durable plastic cover, making it ideal for use in the ward or clinic.

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Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease

Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease Lowest new price: $30.00
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Author: Mark A. Jobling

Human Evolutionary Genetics is a groundbreaking text which for the first time brings together molecular genetics and genomics to the study of the origins and movements of human populations.

Starting with an overview of molecular genomics for the non-specialist (which can be a useful review for those with a more genetic background), the book shows how data from the post-genomic era can be used to examine human origins and the human colonisation of the planet, richly illustrated with genetic trees and global maps. For the first time in a textbook, the authors outline how genetic data and the understanding of our origins which emerges, can be applied to contemporary population analyses, including genealogies, forensics and medicine.

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Equine Color Genetics

Equine Color Genetics Lowest new price: $71.59
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Author: Dan Phillip Sponenberg
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Equine Color Genetics 2e is a complete discussion of horse and donkey colors, including details of their genetic control and their identification. The book explains how to accurately identify horses and donkeys by using colors. It furthers an understanding of the genetic basis of color and contributes to research on specific behavioral characteristics associated with color. The author includes all known color variations of horses throughout the world. The book provides an explanation of genetic mechanisms that determine colors and discusses colors in sequence from less common to more common. Donkey color is addressed in a separate section.

This uncomplicated and useful approach to understanding horse and donkey color patterns, as well as the various subtleties that exist, includes more than 100 striking color photographs accompanied by descriptions of both common and unique coat patterns.

With new chapters concerning breeds and conservation and on the basic biology of gene selection, as well as new appendices detailing previously undocumented genes in horses and donkeys, this second edition of Equine Color Genetics will appeal to anyone who is a student of the horse. Breeders, veterinarians, faculty and veterinary students and equine science students will find this book a valuable addition to their libraries.


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