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Molecular Medicine for Clinicians

528 pages

January, 2008

ISBN: 9781868144655


Barry Mendelow is an emeritus professor. Wendy Stevens is head of the department of molecular medicine and haematology, Michele Ramsay is head of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Division of Human Genetic­s. Nanthakumarn Chetty is head of the Platelet Research Unit in the department of molecular medicine and haematology in the Wits School of Pathology. All are at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and National Health Laboratory Service.

Nanthakumarn Chetty is Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine And Haematology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

An introductory text for medical registrars about molecular medicine in South Africa
The insights following the wake of the Human Genome project are radically influencing our understanding of the molecular basis of life, health and disease. The improved accuracy and precision of clinical diagnostics is also beginning to have an impact on therapeutics in a fundamental way. This book is suitable for undergraduate medical students, as part of their basic sciences training, but is also relevant to interested under- and postgraduate science and engineering students. It serves as an introductory text for medical registrars in virtually all specialties, and is also of value to the General Practitioner wishing to keep up to date, especially in view of the growing, internet-assisted public knowledge of the field. There is a special focus on the application of molecular medicine in Africa and in developing countries elsewhere.