© 2002

Introduction to Molecular Medicine


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basics of Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 3-21
    3. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 22-34
    4. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 35-56
  3. Molecular Approach to Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 59-74
    3. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 75-92
    4. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 93-107
    5. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 108-130
    6. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 131-143
    7. Dennis W. Ross
      Pages 144-145
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 147-153

About this book


This book continues the story of a new field called molecular medi­ cine. The first edition appeared 10 years ago in a previous millennium. At that time cloning a gene was cutting edge research; now gene cloning is a high school science fair project. The complete sequencing of the human genome was finished last year; cloning a human is a likely (and very controversial) event for 2002. The tools of molecular medicine have become very powerful and automated; DNA on a chip and microarrays allow us to probe large parts of the genome and its function. The speed of sequencing DNA has increased about 100,0- fold over the decade since the first edition of this book was published. Following the great improvements in technology, DNA and molecular research have a rapidly deepening impact on human medicine. Molec­ ular therapies including DNA vaccines, antisense, and gene transplan­ tation are undergoing clinical trials.


gene expression genes infectious diseases molecular biology regulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PathologyForsyth Medical CenterWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

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From the reviews:

"Well written... presented in a style that is eminently readable... Dr. Ross' book is recommended... of particular interest to pathology and clinical medicine residents." (Archives of Pathology, on the second edition)

"...will appeal to students and clinicians who will appreciate an introduction to this complicated field which unlike others, is easy and good fun to read." (Annals of Oncology, on the second edition)