Neurogenetics: A Guide for Clinicians

Neurogenetics: A Guide for Clinicians

by NicholasWood (Author)

Synopsis

Progress in genetic knowledge is profoundly affecting medical practice, and no clinical specialty has more diseases associated with genetic mutations than neurology. As a more complete picture of the genes which give rise to neurological disease is obtained, trainee and practising neurologists need a guide to basic principles and the more important clinical entities with a genetic component. It is against this background that Neurogenetics: A Guide for Clinicians has been written. The book opens with coverage of genetic testing and counselling. Subsequent chapters discuss genetic factors for all the major neurological diseases, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinsonism and muscular dystrophies. No book in this field can hope to be fully up to date with the latest research; rather this work provides a framework on which to add new genetic discoveries. Neurogenetics: A Guide for Clinicians provides a synoptic overview for neurologists, medical geneticists and scientists working in the field.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
Edition: 1
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 12 Apr 2012

ISBN 10: 052154372X
ISBN 13: 9780521543729

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Author Bio
Nicholas Wood is Galton Professor of Genetics and Head, Department of Molecular Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK.