More than ever, a solid understanding of genetics is a fundamental element of all medical and scientific educational programs, across virtually all disciplines, and the applications - as well as the implications - of genetic research are at the heart of current medical scientific debates. Completely updated and revised, the third edition of The Color Atlas of Genetics is an invaluable guide for students of medicine and biology, clinicians, and anyone else interested in this rapidly evolving field.
Features an easily accessible layout and logical structure, plus 20 stunning color plates on new topics, including:
Cell-to-cell communication, including important signaling and metabolic pathways
Taxonomy of living organisms ("tree of life")
Epigenetic modifications in chromatin
RNA interference (RNAi)
Comparative genomic hybridization
Origins of cancer
Principles of gene and stem cell therapy
With over 200 full-color plates complemented by concise descriptions and references, this handy atlas offers readers an easy-to-use, yet remarkably detailed guide to key molecular, theoretical, and medical aspects of genetics and genomics. Readers will find that this incomparable book presents a comprehensive picture of the field, from its fascinating history to its most advanced applications.
Praise for this book:
"A remarkable achievement by a single author...concise but informative...No geneticist or physician interested in genetic diseases should be without a copy of this remarkable 3rd edition."--American Journal of Medical Genetics