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Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care - 2nd Edition

Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care – 2nd Edition

Genetics and Genomics in Nursing and Health Care – 2nd Edition PDF

Build the foundation you need to understand the science of genetics and its growing role in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders.
Confidently tackle the basics of genetic inheritance, the influence of somatic and germline mutations, the multifactorial relationship of gene-environment interactions, and the foundation of ethical behavior. Everyday language makes these often-intimidating topics easy to understand, while clearly defined principles, logical explanations, illustrations, tables, and clinical examples ensure you master the material.

CONTENTS:

I. Basic Concepts from Molecular Genetics
1. DNA Structure and Function
2. Protein Synthesis
3. Genetic Influences on Cell Division, Cell Differentiation, and Gametogenesis

II. Gene Expression
4. Patterns of Inheritance
5. Epigenetic Influences on Gene Expression (NEW)
6. Autosomal Inheritance and Disorders (NEW)
7. Sex Chromosome and Mitochondrial Inheritance and Disorders
8. Family History and Pedigree Construction
9. Congenital Anomalies, Basic Dysmorphology, and Genetic Assessment

III. Genomic Health Problems Across the Life Span
10. Enzyme and Collagen Disorders
11. Common Childhood-Onset Genetic Disorders
12. Common Adult-Onset Genetic Disorders

IV. Genomic Influences on Selected Common Health Problems
13. Cardiovascular Disorders
14. The Genetics of Cancer
15. Genetic Contributions to Psychiatric and Behavioral Disorders

V. Genomics and Disease Management
16. Genetic and Genomic Testing
17. Assessing Genomic Variation in Drug Response
18. Health Professionals and Genomic Care

VI. Global Genomic Issues
19. Financial, Ethical, Legal, and Social Considerations
20. Genetic and Genomic Variation
Appendices
A. Genetic Organizations and Support Groups
B. Selected Educational Websites
Glossary

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