Molecular biology is arguably the fastest moving area of medical research, and now impinges on almost every medical discipline. This book provides a comprehensive up-to-date overview of developments in molecular genetics as they relate to orthopedic practice. Written by Ian Young, a consultant Clinical Geneticist, the book presents the fundamental attributes, radiographic findings, epidemiology, and inheritance patterns of common genetic skeletal diseases. These are organized clearly into three main sections: primary disorders of skeletal development; syndromes with skeletal involvement; and multifactorial disorders. The detailed appendix and glossary provide a gentle introduction to the nomenclature and technology of molecular biology and offer a useful starting point for those with only limited knowledge and understanding of this rapidly evolving field.
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