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The busy physician's guide to genetics, genomics and personalized medicine
  1. Reem Al Khalifah1,2,
  2. Constantin Polychronakos1
  1. 1McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  2. 2King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Constantin Polychronakos, Pediatrics/Human Genetics, McGill University Health Center, 2300 Tupper, Montreal, QC, Canada H3H 1P3; constantin.polychronakos{at}

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Kevin M Sweet and Ron C Michaelis. Published by Springer Science, 2011, 211 pp., ISBN: 978-94-007-1146-4

As genetic testing increasingly enters into the daily clinic, a short reference text meticulously explaining jargon ought to be a valuable resource for the practitioner. This short volume achieves most of the objectives such a book should aim for, with particularly good coverage of cardiology and oncology. It approaches genetics in focused, well balanced detail for clinicians. Each chapter has an abstract at the beginning and small sections that make it easy to follow through, especially for the busy clinician.

The book's first few chapters set a good foundation by going …

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