Molecular Diagnostics for Dermatology: Practical by Gregory A. Hosler, Kathleen M. Murphy (auth.)

By Gregory A. Hosler, Kathleen M. Murphy (auth.)

Molecular diagnostics is an exploding box, and up to date advances in our knowing of the molecular foundation of ailment have supplied a platform for the improvement of latest diagnostic exams in addition to exams to foretell tumor habit and power reaction to special treatment. This textbook presents a reference and functional consultant to molecular diagnostics for dermatologists and dermatopathologists. It outlines our present knowing of the molecular underpinnings of dermatologic illness, describes the fitting use of presently to be had molecular checks, and explains the translation of those exams within the context of analysis and administration. assessments with regards to a variety of issues are lined, together with yet now not restricted to cancer, genodermatoses, and infectious affliction. Pitfalls are highlighted and easy algorithmic ways, presented.

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This small number of genetic differences determines skin, eye, and hair color, predisposition for disease, and response to medications and likely has significant influence on more subtle characteristics such as personality and other traits. 3 The Human Genome Project The Human Genome Project was an international, collaborative research program with the goal of complete mapping and understanding of all the genes in the human genome. In the United States, the program was coordinated and funded by a joint effort between the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

With the advent of molecularly targeted therapies comes the need to understand the molecular constitution of individual tumors in order to select the therapy most likely to be beneficial. The ability to tailor therapy to an individual based on the molecular constitution of their tumor, so-called personalized medicine, is becoming a reality. 8 Genomes of Infectious Agents All living organisms contain DNA genomes. Viruses can have RNA or DNA genomes which can be single stranded or double stranded.

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