• Clinical Genetics Made Ridiculously Simple
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Clinical Genetics Made Ridiculously Simple

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The burgeoning field of Genetics is a complex and formidable topic for the student and practitioner. It is easy to get lost in the forest for the trees since genetics lends itself anywhere from a basic foundation of DNA and its parts, to a more complicated and nuanced understanding of how these parts work together, what happens when things go wrong, how to diagnose and treat genetic disorders, and the latest advances and areas of hope in genetic research.

Clinical Genetics Made Ridiculously Simple presents a way to rapidly visualize the field as a whole, including basic genetics, chromosomal abnormalities, epigenetic disorders, cancer, screening tests, gene sequencing, CRISPR, homeobox genes, and changing approaches to the clinical diagnosis and treatment of genetic conditions.

The author builds  from the basics of genetics and DNA, to an understanding of how our genetic material functions, what we presently know about genetic defects, and cutting edge solutions to these problems. Each topic is carefully taught, one step at a time, so that the student is never lost, all in 112 pages!


Stephen Goldberg, M.D.
Stephen Goldberg, M.D., a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is a researcher, physician, teacher, computer programmer, writer, musician/composer, and past President of the Medmaster Publishing Company for 40 years. Dr. Goldberg has published numerous medical and scientific papers through research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, New York Medical College and the University of Miami School of Medicine. He has authored 20 books in a diversity of medical areas, including textbooks of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Neurology, Consciousness, Ophthalmology, Hematology, and Computer Programming, as well as many interactive computer programs on various medical topics, including Atlas of Microbiology and Atlas of Human Diseases. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he taught medical students for 25 years. His reputation is that of an educator who can simplify complex topics. He received the George Paff Most Outstanding Professor Teaching Award11 times at the U of M and was invited in 2004 to be the keynote speaker at the medical school graduation commencement at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for his work in medical education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Medmaster Publishing Company.


Pages: 112

Publication: Edition 1 (September 15, 2020)

Language: English

ISBN: 9781935660439 eISBN: 9781935660583

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Mendelian Genetics

What Exactly Is a Gene?


Chapter 2. Mitosis and Meiosis



Chapter 3. DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation

Replication of DNA


   -Tandem Repeats

Transcription of DNA into RNA


   -Transcription Factors

Translation of RNA into Proteins

   -Messenger, Transfer, and Ribosomal RNA

   -Protein Modification

   -Mitochondrial Inheritance

Chapter 4. Chromosomal Abnormalities

Too Many or Too Few Chromosomes

Translocation of Chromosome Segments
Inversion of Chromosome Segments

Duplications and Deletions of Chromosome Segments

DNA Point Mutations

Chapter 5. Epigenetic Disorders 

Chapter 6. Cancer

Inherited Cancer

Chapter 7. History and Physical Exam

Pedigree Tree

Chapter 8. Laboratory

Should You Do Genetic Testing?

Indications for Referral and Cytogenetic Testing

Cytogenetic Screening Tests

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH)

Next Generation Sequencing

Chapter 9. Treatment


Treatment of Cancer



Chapter 10. Homeobox Genes




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