Medical Genetics 4th Edition With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Medical Genetics 4th Edition With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

By  Lynn B. Jorde PhD (Author), John C. Carey MD MPH (Author), Michael J. Bamshad MD

Medical Genetics 4th Edition is the clearest and most concise text on the subject, providing state-of-the-art coverage of clinically relevant molecular genetics. Lynn B. Jorde, PhD; John C. Carey, MD; and Michael J. Bamshad, MD integrate recent developments with clinical practice and emphasize the central principles of genetics and their clinical applications. Now in full color, this 4th edition provides you with the stunning visual clarity so important in this field. Get the very latest on hot topics like gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common diseases, ethical and social issues, personalized medicine, and much more. With Student Consult access, you’ll get the full text online, along with images, 150 USMLE-style questions, and the clinical commentary and patient/family vignette boxes from the text—collated by chapter—for review. The accompanying Evolve site provides additional faculty notes, higher resolution images, 150 multiple choice questions, and 100 sample problems and essay questions. In other words, this is an indispensable resource that should be on every reading list.


  • Includes access to the complete text and images online at along with 150 additional USMLE-style questions for self-assessment.
  • Features mini-summaries, study questions, suggested reading, and a detailed glossary to supplement and reinforce what you learn from the text.
  • Demonstrates clinical relevance through over 230 photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with boxes containing patient/family vignettes.


  • Supplements the text with online access to EVOLVE Resources.
  • Contains additional faculty notes, higher resolution images, 150 multiple choice questions, and 100 sample problems and essay questions online for teaching purposes.

New to this 4th Edition

  • Enhances the visual impact of the material with full-color illustrations throughout the text for easier and more effective learning and retention.
  • A new chapter on genomics and personalized medicine.
  • Provides you with the latest knowledge and research on gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common disorders, ethical and social issues, and much more so you can keep up with current developments in genetics.
  • Includes study questions at the end of every chapter so you can test yourself and retain the material.
  • Features additional clinically commentary boxes throughout the text to show the relevance of genetics to everyday patient problems to prepare you for problem-based integrated courses.


Medical Genetics fourth Edition is a lovely new book on medical genetics. The worthy objective is to provide an up-to-date introductory text on medical genetics. Intended primarily for medical, nursing, graduate, and undergraduate students, the authors suggest it will be useful for housestaff and practicing physicians as well. Because of its very definite focus on human medical genetics, I suspect it will be used primarily in courses for medical students and genetic counselors. The volume is very attractive, containing numerous photographs, diagrams, and drawings that are well integrated with the text. The quality and pedagogic value of the illustrations is superb. Interspersed with the text are brief summaries, in bold type, to reinforce important concepts. Numerous “”Clinical Commentaries”” on specific diseases are used to further illustrate or reinforce the text. A set of study questions follows each chapter, and a complete answer key is provided. References and bar code indexes for the CD-ROM photographs from the “”Slice of Life”” series are used to augment the photographs in the book. The 4th edition of Medical Genetics is a very well-conceived and well-written introductory text, which should be seriously considered by medical school course directors. However, I was disappointed with the coverage of two important topics: (1) biochemical genetics and the function of proteins (gene products) in health and disease and (2) therapy of genetic disorders. Despite this, many “”new topics”” in genetics (e.g., imprinting, uniparental disomy, mitochondrial genetics) are well integrated and unusually well covered.”

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1 Background and History

2 Basic Cell Biology: Structure and Function of Genes and Chromosomes

3 Genetic Variation: Its Origin and Detection

4 Autosomal Dominant and Recessive Inheritance

5 Sex-Linked and Nontraditional Modes of Inheritance

6 Clinical Cytogenetics: The Chromosomal Basis of Human Disease

7 Biochemical Genetics: Disorders of Metabolism

8 Gene Mapping and Identification

9 Immunogenetics

10 Developmental Genetics

11 Cancer Genetics

12 Multifactorial Inheritance and Common Diseases

13 Genetic Testing and Gene Therapy

14 Genetics and Personalized Medicine

15 Clinical Genetics and Genetic Counseling


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