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Mapping Our Genes - Genome Projects: How Big? How Fast?
- U.S. Government Printing Office , 1988
The growing speed of research in molecular biology had led to proposals to apply novel molecular biological methods to the genetics of entire organisms. Research efforts aimed at mapping large portions or entire genomes are called genome projects ...
DNA Helicases: Expression, Functions and Clinical Implications
by F. Uchiumi, M. Seki, Y. Furuichi - Frontiers Media SA , 2015
In this research topic we will focus on the expression and functions of helicases and their encoding genes, reviewing recent research progresses that provide new insights into development of clinical and pharmaceutical treatments targeting helicases.
An introduction to the Genetics and Epigenetics of Human Disease
by Marcus Pembrey - Progress Educational Trust , 2012
This booklet is a basic introduction to the role of genetics and epigenetics in diseases. 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.
Mitochondrial Replacement Techniques
- National Academies Press , 2016
This study examines the ethical issues related to MRTs, outlines principles that would provide a framework for oversight of MRTs, and develops recommendations to inform the Administration's consideration of investigational new drug applications.
Making Sense of Your Genes: A Guide to Genetic Counselling
- Genetic Alliance , 2008
The goal of genetic counseling is to help you learn more about the causes of genetic conditions and how they affect you. Genetic counselors can review your family medical histories and explain how genetic conditions are passed down through families.
Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship
by Sarah B. Franklin - Duke University Press , 2013
Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has changed how both technology and biology are understood. Drawing on science studies, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental research technique into a global technological platform.
The Science and Applications of Microbial Genomics
- National Academies Press , 2013
Participants examined the use of microbial genomics to explore the diversity, evolution, and adaptation of microorganisms in a wide variety of environments; the molecular mechanisms of disease emergence and epidemiology; and more...
by Maria Puiu (ed.) - InTech , 2013
Human genetics is the medical field with the most rapid progress. This book aims to provide an overview on some of the latest developments in several genetic diseases. This is a valuable resource for medical practitioners, researchers and students.
A Guide to Genetics and Health
- Genetic Alliance , 2006
Genetics helps to explain: What makes you unique, or one of a kind; Why family members look alike; Why some diseases like diabetes or cancer run in families; How learning your family health history can help you stay healthy; and much more.
- Genetic Alliance , 2009
The purpose of this manual is to provide an educational genetics resource for individuals, families, and health professionals. The manual begins with a basic introduction to genetics concepts, followed by a description of genetic tests.
Genetic Testing Stories
by Nicole Exe, et al. - Genetic Alliance , 2006
Here is a collection of incredible stories: the stories of men, women, and children who have suffered from uncertainty, misdiagnosis, a lack of options and, in some cases, tragic loss. They offer us a window into the world of diagnostic odyssey...
Chromosomal Variation in Man:
by Digamber S Borgaonkar - National Center for Biotechnology Information , 2012
This volume provides an unparalleled means of reviewing the world literature on all common and rare chromosomal alterations and abnormalities. Subject areas: variations and anomalies, numerical anomalies, and chromosomal breakage syndromes.
Mutations in Human Genetic Disease
by David N. Cooper, Jian-Min Chen - InTech , 2012
The authors from diverse backgrounds describe how the nature, location and frequency of different types of mutation causing inherited disease are shaped in large part, and often in remarkably predictable ways, by the local DNA sequence environment.
Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity
- National Academies Press , 1997
This report examines the scientific merits and value of research on human genetic or genomic variation and the organizational and ethical issues that such research poses in a more-general context than the proposed Human Genome Diversity Project.
Gene Therapy: Developments and Future Perspectives
by Chunsheng Kang - InTech , 2011
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.
Human Genetics for the Social Sciences
by Gregory Carey - Sage Publications , 2002
This book is for students in the behavioral sciences who need to understand genetics, but who have little training in biology. The text provides the basic biology which is essential for genetics and an overview of the principles of genetics.
The Evolution of Aging
by Theodore C. Goldsmith - Azinet LLC , 2006
This book provides a historical review of biological aging theories including underlying evolution and genetics issues and describes exciting recent discoveries and new theories that are causing renewed interest in aging-by-design.
by Nicholas H. Bergman - Humana Press Inc. , 2007
A collection of robust protocols for molecular biologists beginning to use comparative genomic analysis tools in a variety of areas. The available chapters describe National Center for Biotechnology Information resources available to the public.
The New Genetics
- NIGMS , 2006
An introduction to genetics. From the table of contents: Foreword; How Genes Work; RNA and DNA Revealed: New Roles, New Rules; Life's Genetic Tree; Genes Are Us; 21st-Century Genetics; Glossary; Poster: Living Laboratories.
by Catherine Baker - AAAS , 2004
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.
Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé - University of California Press , 1994
This book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers.
Genethics: Moral Issues in the Creation of People
by David Heyd - University of California Press , 1994
Unprecedented advances in medicine, genetic engineering, and demographic forecasting raise new questions that strain the categories and assumptions of traditional ethical theories. Heyd's approach resolves many paradoxes in intergenerational justice.
Help Me Understand Genetics
- Genetics Home Reference , 2009
The handbook presents basic information about genetics in clear language: cells and DNA, how genes work, mutations and health, inheriting genetic conditions, genetic consultation, genetic testing, gene therapy, human genome project, genomic research.
Sequence - Evolution - Function: Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics
by Eugene V. Koonin, Michael Y. Galperin - Springer , 2002
An introduction to the computational approaches that play a critical role in the emerging new branch of biology known as functional genomics. Perfect for introductory level courses in computational methods for comparative and functional genomics.
Handbook of Human Genetic Linkage
by Joseph Douglas Terwilliger, Jurg Ott - Johns Hopkins University Press , 1994
This is a practical guide to human linkage analysis, with emphasis on the use of various computer programs. Much of the book consists of detailed instructions on how to carry out linkage analyses such that novices will be able to complete them.
by T.A. Brown - Bios Scientific Publishers Ltd , 2002
Modern molecular genetics from the genomics perspective. It incorporates major advances made recently, including the sequencing of the human genome, characterization of genome expression and replication processes, and transcriptomics and proteomics.
The Genetic Landscape of Diabetes
by Laura Dean, Johanna McEntyre - NCBI , 2004
Guide to the variations in our DNA that influences our risk of developing diabetes. The book introduces the reader to what diabetes is and how it develops. Written for anyone interested in science, patients with diabetes, physicians, students, etc.
Genes and Disease
- NCBI , 2008
A collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. With each genetic disorder, the underlying mutation is discussed.