Genetics and Medicine

Genetics and Medicine

by Toney Allman


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Advances in medical technology are reshaping the practice of medicine and helping people live longer, healthier lives. Genetics research is leading to gene-based treatments that target specific types of cancer. Robots are disinfecting hospital floors, dispensing medication, and assisting with surgeries. Engineers and medical researchers are working with 30 printers to create functioning human organs for transplants. These and other advances offer great promise but also, in some cases, pose difficult ethical questions. The Next-Generation Medical Technology series examines all of these ideas and events. Real-world examples, fully documented quotes, and sidebars add insight and interest to this fascinating subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682823255
Publisher: Referencepoint Pr Inc
Publication date: 01/01/2018
Series: Next-Generation Medical Technology Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 786,943
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Important Events in the History of Genetics 4

Introduction: A Revolution in Medicine 6

Chapter 1 Understanding Genes and DNA 10

Chapter 2 Personalized Medicine 22

Chapter 3 Creating New Medicines 34

Chapter 4 Gene Therapy and Genetic Diseases 46

Chapter 5 Prenatal Genetic Testing 57

Source Notes 68

For Further Research 72

Index 74

Picture Credits 79

About the Author 80

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