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The evolution of medical genetics : a British perspective / Peter S. Harper.

Author/Creator:
Harper, Peter S. author.
Publication:
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 353 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Subjects:
United Kingdom.
Medical genetics.
Medical subjects:
Genetics, Medical -- history.
Genomics -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Summary:
"This informative new book presents an accessible account of the development of medical genetics over the past 70 years, one of the most important areas of 20th, and now 21st, century science and medicine. Based largely on the author's personal involvement and career as a leader in the field over the last half century, both in the UK and internationally, it also draws on his interest and involvement in documenting the history of medical genetics. Underpinning the content is a unique series of 100 recorded interviews undertaken by the author with key older workers in the field, the majority British, which has provided invaluable information going back to the very beginnings of human and medical genetics. Focusing principally on medically relevant areas of genetics rather than the underlying basic science and technological aspects, the book offers a fascinating insight for those working and training in the field of clinical or laboratory aspects of medical genetics and allied areas; it will also be of interest to historians of science and medicine and to workers in the social sciences who are increasingly attracted by the social and ethical challenges posed by modern medical genetics"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Forerunners : Medical Genetics before World War Two.
The Founders of Post-war British Medical Genetics.
A New Specialty : the Spread and Growth of Medical Genetics.
Branching Out : Specialties and Subspecialties in Medical Genetics.
Prenatal Diagnosis and Reproductive Genetics.
Genetic Counselling.
Genetics, Ethics and Society.
Making an Impact on Health : Medical Genetics and the UK National Health Service.
The Wider Scene : Medical Genetics as a Community.
The Laboratory Basis of Medical Genetics.
Discovery and Research.
Mapping and Sequencing: from Gene to Genome.
Medical Genetics and Genetics in Medicine : Present and Future.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9780367178093
0367178095
9780367356323
0367356325
9780429340789
9781000693263
9781000692907
9781000693089
OCLC:
1104918322
Publisher Number:
99982568865
40029519624
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