Updated to reflect the newest changes in genetics, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicinereturns as one of the most favored texts in this fascinating and rapidly evolving field. By integrating theclassic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics, this medical reference book utilizes a variety of learning tools to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders. Acquire the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, pharmacogenetics, and bio-informatics. Better understand the relationship between basic genetics and clinical medicine with a variety of clinical case studies. Recognize a wide range of genetic disorders with visual guidance from more than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos. Immerse yourself in updated graphics, full-color text, illustrations, line diagrams, and clinical photos of genetic diseases. Explore the latest genetic content available in order to remain up to date on the most current trends in the field. Take advantage of a double-page clinical case study section that demonstrates and reinforces general principles of disease inheritance, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, andcounseling. Enhance your critical thinking skills and better retain information. Each chapter ends with up to 5 quick genetic "problems" related to what has just been reviewed, with answers provided in the back of the book.