A complete how-to guide for incorporating genomics into all applicable areas of clinical medicine
Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice is a comprehensive, yet succinct overview of the practice of genomic medicine. It is written for general healthcare practitioners, specialists, and trainees with the goal of providing detailed guidance on howto incorporate genomic medicine into daily practice. To be as clinically relevant as possible, the book intentionally avoids excessive technical content and consistently emphasizes real-life patient care and decision support.
Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice follows the course of a human life, beginning before conception through pregnancy, childhood, and adulthood, discussing the current and future applications of genomics and precision medicine at eachstage. This organization allows healthcare providers to easily find the information relevant to their practice. Throughout, the authors highlight common pitfalls – technical and ethical – that might complicate the delivery of quality genomic healthcare. The book isenhanced by eleven valuable appendices that cover important topics ranging from the basics of genetics to ethical issues to regulation and reimbursement.
If you are searching for a clinically relevant, non-technical resource that will teach you how genomic medicine can and should be practiced in your specific field of interest, Precision Medicine: A Guide to Genomics in Clinical Practice belongs on your desk.
About the Author
Jeanette J. McCarthy, MPH, PhD (San Francisco, CA) Adjunct Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco.
Bryce A. Mendelsohn, MD, PhD (San Francisco, CA) Medical Genetics Clinical Fellow, University of California, San Francisco.