An introduction to the Genetics and Epigenetics of Human Disease
by Marcus Pembrey
Publisher: Progress Educational Trust 2012
Number of pages: 36
This booklet aims to provide a basic introduction to the role of genetics and epigenetics in diseases ranging from the well known (breast cancer and eczema) to the more rare (Fragile X and Angelman syndromes). It begins by examining conditions where there is a single faulty gene to blame, and moves on to diseases where there are likely to be many contributing factors, including one's early developmental experience and the prevailing social and physical environment.
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by Catherine Baker - AAAS
An introduction to how genes and environments interact through development to shape differences in mood, personality, and intelligence. An introduction for non-scientists to the behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications.
by Chunsheng Kang - InTech
The aim of this book is to cover key aspects of existing problems in the field of development and future perspectives in gene therapy. Contributions consist of basic and translational research, as well as clinical experiences.
This book is an introduction to the discipline and practice of genetic counseling. The text provides an introduction to genetic counseling as a clinical practice and includes sample counseling outlines and letters for students of genetic counseling.
- Genetic Alliance
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