12th edition of my human genetics textbook


Glenn Nichols, surrounded by his hospice team. The author is in yellow.


Genetic Linkage

Protein Therapy in the Womb Overrides Genetic Glitch Hampering Teeth Development, Ability to Sweat

May 3, 2018

Tags: protein therapy, ectodermal dysplasia

Linus and Maarten received treatment in the womb for a condition that affects their older brother Joshua. (Dr. Holm Schneider)
Imagine a fetus gulping in amniotic fluid and drinking a drug that restores the ability to form teeth, sweat glands and hair that a mutation would otherwise have blocked. Holm Schneider, MD, PhD, at University Hospital Erlangen in Germany and his team have done just that, reporting this week in The New England Journal of Medicine on three toddlers who have avoided symptoms of X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED), which they inherited and that affects their older brothers. (more…)

Project to engage students in helping families with rare genetic diseases
Book Club Reader's Guide
Many challenging questions to stimulate thought and discussion.
Instructor's Guide
38 discussion questions to get students thinking and talking about gene therapy, including the science, ethical issues, and the drug approval process.
Narrative science
The Forever Fix is the uplifting true story of 8-year-old Corey Haas, who was cured of hereditary blindness just 4 days after gene therapy.
College Textbooks
A spectacularly-illustrated, clearly written human anatomy and physiology textbook, used in pre-health profession programs throughout the U.S.
A highly engaging, clearly written, beautifully illustrated introduction to the science of human genetics for the non-scientist. Now in its 11th edition, 12th to be published in September 2018.
An ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, genomes, and the genetic ties that bind us all.

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