Principles of Clinical Genetics

by Yogesh Ashok Sontakke

This book focuses on principles of clinical genetics. Clinical genetics is a rapidly advancing branch of medicine. Understanding the basic principles of clinical genetics is essential for the diagnosis, management and prevention of various disorders. This book consists of 14 chapters, which include chromosomes, cytogenetic, chromosomal aberration, structure of DNA and RNA, laws of inheritance, patterns of inheritance, inborn errors of metabolism, dermatoglyphics, cancer genetics, prenatal diagnosis, gene therapy, stem cell therapy, and genetic counseling. Due to the burden of medical subject content, students face difficulty in focusing attention on genetics. Hence, in this book, facts about clinical genetics are given in a concise and simple manner. Most of the chapters are provided with the clinical problems and their solutions to make the subject interesting. This also helps to convey the message of clinical utility of genetics. Viva markings are also given to help the students for oral examinations. Most of the sections are provided with questions to understand the importance of the topic. To make it easy, text is supported with flow charts. Annexures cover examination-related topics. The book will prove to be helpful as a teaching and learning resource for graduate and postgraduate students of medicine, biotechnology and allied health sciences.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Sontakke Yogesh Ashok Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), (An Institute of National Importance under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India) Puducherry, India
ISBN 9789352701889
Speciality Anatomy
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18526
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2018
Pages 140
Book Type Textbook


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