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Today’s nurses must be able to “think genetically” to help individuals and families who are affected by genetic disease or contemplating genetic testing. This is a classic resource for nursing students and practitioners at all levels who need to acquire the knowledge and skills for using genomics in their practice. The completely updated second edition encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs in addition to undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues along with new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics.