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Molecular Diagnostics: Fundamentals, Methods and Clinical Applications
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The first text on molecular diagnostics specifically designed to educate students in clinical laboratory science programs The authors have combined their knowledge and experience as educators to bring you the book you and your students have been asking for.This exceptional new resource introduces the fundamentals of nucleic acid biochemistry to students without previous molecular training, while also presenting advanced concepts for students learning at a higher level. And, your students will be better prepared for the future with discussions of general diagnostic procedures that emphasize the continuing emergence of new diagnostic technologies.
Book News Annotation:
Buckingham and Flaws, both affiliated with Rush University Medical Center, explain principles of molecular-based tests that are used for diagnostic purposes, in this text for students enrolled in clinical laboratory science and medical technology programs at all levels. They overview fundamentals of nucleic acid biochemistry for students with no previous molecular training, describe general diagnostic procedures, and present molecular applications in microbiology, virology, genetics, oncology, and human identification. The text is also appropriate for students in other health-related disciplines. Learning features include chapter objectives, boxes on advanced concepts and historical highlights, and study questions, case studies, and explained answers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The most comprehensive text available for the study of molecular diagnostics in the clinical laboratory setting. "Molecular Diagnostics" will provide students with the background they need to understand the principles behind diagnostic tests that use molecular techniques. With its grounding in molecular biology and emphasis on the fluid nature of this topic as improved diagnostic technologies emerge, this text is the perfect balance between theory and application.
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