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Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice

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Now available on AccessMedicine: Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice

There is a reason why existing texts are tomes: genomic knowledge is expansive. Therefore, this book is not intended for the genetics expert, nor does it provide a complete background in biology for a beginner. Rather, this text is intended for general health care practitioners and trainees (primary care, hospitalist, residents, nurses, and students in these and related disciplines) with two goals. First, the book offers detailed guidance on many applications of genomic medicine that have already penetrated nonspecialty medical care. Second, it provides background and practical knowledge on current and imminent technologies and concepts that will enhance a health care provider’s confidence and efficiency when interacting with specialists, specialty tests, and informed patients.

This book is divided by life stages, beginning before conception through adulthood. Several appendices detail subjects that span these categories, such as diagnostic technology, ethical issues, and the nuts-and-bolts of ordering tests. A pediatrician, for example, may be tempted to read only those chapters that pertain to children, although we’d recommend he or she read the entire text, as important, common threads weave together the application of precision medicine at every life stage and inform each other.

Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics and Clinical Practice is a clinically relevant, non-technical resource that will teach you how genomic medicine can and should be practiced.

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