McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. Scientific Director, OMIM. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Baltimore, Maryland. EIGHTH. EDITION. Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine. — 7th ed. / Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, Huntington F. Willard. p. ; cm. Includes bibliographical. Updated to reflect the newest changes in genetics, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine returns as one of the most favored texts in this fascinating and.

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This new edition of Genetics in Medicine, the eighth, seeks to fulfill the goals of hope that the eighth edition of Genetics in Medicine will provide students with a. Thompson & Thompson genetics in medicine / Robert L. Nussbaum, Roderick R. McInnes, Huntington F. Willard.—Eighth edition. p. ; cm. Genetics in medicine. Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine (Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine) 8th Edition. by Robert L. Nussbaum MD FACP FACMG ( Author).

Within the narrative, at the end of each major section, Key Concepts summarize and reinforce core material. The chapters are liberally sprinkled with summary tables, mini-glossaries, and summary figures that are excellent review aids.

Each chapter ends with a point-by-point Chapter Summary, followed by many questions. Review Questions measure content knowledge and Applied Questions provide practice in using that knowledge. The Applied Questions include Web Activities that encourage students to use the latest tools and databases in genetic analysis, and Cases and Research Results, which are often taken from headlines, journals, and even fiction.

Dynamic Art In genetics as in many areas, a picture is often worth thousands of words. For the more difficult chapters, figures introduce complex mechanisms in steps.

All of these forces unite in a summary figure and table. The last four chapters synthesize concepts from previous chapters as they introduce genetic technologies. Changes to this Edition Focus on Concepts Learning genetics should be about concepts and explanations, not jargon and acronyms.

thompson & thompson genetics in medicine

To this end, boldfacing and glossary terms have been chosen with care—if a term isn't directly related to genetics, or is a disorder name, it isn't emphasized for memorization. Pronunciations are included in the glossary for all technical terms.

Disorders are identified by their Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man OMIM number, and the websites on the inside covers direct students to sources of further information.

New Problems, Cases, and Research Questions The greatest challenge in revising this book is to choose the clearest examples. In this edition more than new questions review and apply chapter concepts.

Answers to all questions are at the back of the book.

Chapter-By-Chapter New and updated information is integrated throughout the chapters, and a few features from past editions have been moved. The following information is based on the reviews that molded this edition, and my opinion.

Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine

Students can order supplemental study materials by contacting their local bookstore. Instructors can obtain teaching aids by calling the Customer Service Department at , visiting the text website at www. More Excellent text, but probably more detail than medical students need to learn. Has a really great companion website. Dudek, R. More Good for review, but you cannot depend on this text by itself. Moore, K. More The "bible" of clinical embryology. Sadler, T.

Langman's Medical Embryology. More Though not as complete as Moore and Persaud, this text covers the main points and has good illustrations. It comes with a CD "Simbryo" with really good, labeled animations of embryological development. Schoenwolf, G. Larsen's Human Embryology.

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More The main weakness of this text is that the illustrations are not the best. It has a companion website with animations and self-review questions. Jorde, L. Medical Genetics.

thompson & thompson genetics in medicine

Nussbaum, R. Thompson and Thompson Genetics in Medicine. More There is also a site version. This is an excellent genetics texxtbook for medical students.

It covers the basic principles of genetics and has a set of 29 clinical cases with color pictures. Drake, R.

Gray's Anatomy for Students. Clinically Oriented Anatomy. More This is a comprehensive text and will serve for the future as well as the present. This text has excellent artwork and numerous and very helpful summary tables. Additionally, this text has excellent Clinical Correlation, Surface Anatomy, Medical Imaging, and exaple case studies.

Clough Moore, K. Essential Clinical Anatomy. Clough Moses, K. Atlas of Clinical Gross Anatomy. This is an excellent atlas with full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections, several diagrams, and imagining plates. This atlas is similar to the atlas by Rohen et al. This book has pages. Clough Netter, F. Atlas of Human Anatomy. More This is an artful and excellent atlas, one of several but Dr. Frank Netter is perhaps the most famous of contemporary physician-anatomist illustrators, although he has recently passed away.

This atlas depicts artful renditions of human anatomy and as such does an exquisite job!

Preference of artful versus photographic depictions of human anatomy regarding an atlas to download is entirely personal and I personally do not favor one over the other. The Netter atlas has plates. Clough Rohen, J.

Anatomy: A Photographic Atlas. More This atlas also features full-color photographs of actual cadaver dissections, with accompanying schematic drawings and diagnostic images. As with the Moses atlas, the photographs depict anatomic structures more realistically than illustrations in rendition artful atlases and show students exactly what they will see in the dissection lab. Chapters are organized by region in order of a typical dissection.

Each chapter presents structures both in a systemic manner from deep to surface, an in a regional manner. Clough Snell, R.

Clinical Anatomy by Regions. Standring, S. The book has 1, pages Moore's by comparison has 1, and Drake's 1, Clough General Note: Regarding a "dissector," there are several out there and it is not essential that each student download one.

Having one around the tank can be helpful, however, especially when faculty are preoccupied with other groups.

Prenatal testing is also a rapidly developing field and is dealt with in a separate article17 in this edition of AFP and not addressed specifically in this paper. The role of GPs General practitioners are potentially well placed to integrate many genetics issues into routine consultations, although training to date has been limited.

In addition, as families share genes, GPs working with families are well placed for long term follow up of genetics-based risks. GPs are also accustomed to communicating test results to patients and managing the subsequent implications of a test.

In considering the value of genetic tests, the GP should be mindful of the possibility of raising anxiety levels unnecessarily, or raising concerns about a disease for which there is no possibility to improve the prognosis. A systematic approach to family history is more accurate than an ad hoc approach. One tool, the Family History Questionnaire Table 1 is a validated questionnaire for primary care assessment of some of the common diseases: diabetes, ischaemic heart disease, melanoma, breast, ovarian, colorectal and prostate cancer.

Table 1. Family health questionnaire: 9 items This risk assessment focuses on your close relatives including parents, children, brothers and sisters who are either living or dead. Yes Have any of your close relatives had heart disease before the age of 60? Have any of your close relatives had diabetes?All rights reserved. This theory commonly associated with Jean-Baptiste Lamarck is now known to be wrong—the experiences of individuals do not affect the genes they pass to their children, [11] although evidence in the field of epigenetics has revived some aspects of Lamarck's theory.

All assets are copyrighted McGraw-Hill Higher Education but can be used by instructors for classroom purposes. Introduction to the human genome -- The human genome: The name field is required.