Diagnostic Molecular Biology,
Edition 2
By Chang-Hui Shen

Publication Date: 29 Jun 2023

Diagnostic Molecular Biology, Second Edition provides an up-to-date comprehensive overview of the latest advances in molecular diagnostics and the fundamental molecular aspects in this area. The book delves into the essential principles behind the transmission and expression of genetic information, including nucleic acids, proteins, and chromosomes, specifically their genome structure, life cycle, and evolution. The latest methods and instrumentation in the field are examined with detailed procedures and explanations provided for each technique. A range of techniques are also investigated, such as those used in sequencing analysis, genome and transcriptome analysis, and nucleic acid amplitification techniques. This book covers the collection, isolation, and purification of DNA, RNA, and protein from different sources. Additionally, discussion on the applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) and the role of NGS in the future of precision medicine is included. The book also examines the use of molecular diagnostics for chromosomal disorders, inherited diseases, and infectious diseases. Moreover, this new edition features recent advances in the detection of respiratory virus infections in humans, including that of SARS-CoV2. Diagnostic Molecular Biology, Second Edition, is an ideal reference for researchers, lab technicians, and students in medical laboratory science, molecular biology, microbiology, virology, and related fields.

Key Features

  • Provides explanations on how techniques are used to diagnosis at the molecular level
  • Explains how to use information technology to communicate and assess results in the lab
  • Enhances our understanding of fundamental molecular biology and places techniques in context
  • Places protocols into context with practical applications
  • Includes extra chapters on respiratory viruses (Corona)
About the author
By Chang-Hui Shen, Professor of Biology and Chair of the Biology Department at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, New York, USA
Table of Contents

1. Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA 2. Nucleic Acid-Based Cellular Activities - DNA Replication, Damage, and Repair 3. Gene Expression: Transcription of the Genetic Code 4. Gene Expression: Translation of the Genetic Code 5. The Genome 6. Extraction and Purification of Nucleic Acids 7. Quantification and Analysis of Nucleic Acids 8. Extraction and Purification of Proteins 9. Quantification and Analysis of Proteins 10. Amplification of Nucleic Acids 11. Characterization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins 12. Techniques in Sequencing 13. Genome and Transriptome Analysis 14. Molecular Diagnosis of Chromosomal Disorders 15. Molecular Diagnosis of Gene Mutation and Inherited Diseases 16. Molecular Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases 17. The Biology of SARS-CoV-2 and the Molecular Diagnosis of COVID-19 18. Guidance for Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

Book details
ISBN: 9780323917889
Page Count: 588
Retail Price : £135.00
9780128160619; 9780128029718; 978-0-12-813679-9
researchers and technicians in the lab, pathologists, and students in molecular biology, microbiology and virology clinical laboratory scientists and technicians