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Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition

Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications, 2nd Edition
  • Copyright:2012
  • ISBN:9780803626775
  • Pages:576

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This exceptional resource introduces the fundamentals of nucleic acid biochemistry as well as the advanced concepts integral to professional practice in today's laboratories. With a focus on the application of molecular concepts to diagnose diseases, the 2nd Edition reflects the many advances in this rapidly developing field.

Inside, you'll find in-depth explanations of the principles of molecular-based assays as well as reference material and trouble-shooting tips for the laboratory. Discussions of general diagnostic procedures reflect the continuing emergence of new diagnostic technologies to prepare you to meet the challenges of the future.

  • Fundamentals, methods and clinical applications of molecular diagnostics are covered all in one book.
  • A wealth of line drawings, flow-charts, and photographs enhance comprehension of the concepts presented in the text.
  • Coverage of the application of molecular diagnostics to the clinical laboratory encompasses microbiology, virology, genetics, oncology, and human identification.
  • Advanced Concepts are presented in boxes throughout the text to challenge those readers interested in learning the fine details.
  • Historical Highlights provide valuable background and origin information to foster an understanding of the topics.
  • Case Studies encourage students to apply molecular concepts to diagnostic testing and provide real-world insight into what to expect when working in the laboratory.
  • Key Terms are bolded and defined within the text where they first appear.
  • Study Questions at the end of each chapter reinforce the content. Answers, included in the appendix, allow for self assessment outside of the classroom.
  • NEW! Glossary and additional problem-based Study Questions.
  • NEW! Color images on the inside book covers show the results of tests interpreted by distinguishing color differences, such as FISH and Sanger sequencing.
  • UPDATED! Case Studies in the book and additional case studies online at DavisPlus.
  • UPDATED! More automated methods incorporated in the Methods section of the book.