Human Genome A User's Guide

ISBN-10: 0123334624
ISBN-13: 9780123334626
Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)
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Description: This revision reflects the tremendous pace of both human genetics research and the increasingly obvious demands that it places on society to understand and absorb its basic implications.

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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

This revision reflects the tremendous pace of both human genetics research and the increasingly obvious demands that it places on society to understand and absorb its basic implications.

Acknowledgments
Preface
The Basics of Heredity
Slaying Molecular Dragons: Brenda's Tale
The Answer In A Nutshell: Genes, Proteins, and the Basis of Life
Mendel and the Concept of the Gene
Human Mendelian Genetics
One Man's Trait Is Another Man's Disease
The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
DNA: The Genetic Alphabet
The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology: How Genes Encode Proteins
Splicing the Modular Gene
Orchestrating the Human Genome
How Chromosomes Move
So What are Chromosomes Anyway?
How Cells Move Your Genes Around
Passing Genes Between Generations
The Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
Mutation
Absent Essentials and Monkey Wrenches
How We Detect Mutations
We Are All Mutants
What Constitutes Normal?
Mutations in Mammoth Genes
Expanded Repeat Traits
Genes, Chromosomes, and Sex
The X and Y Chromosomes: The Odd Couple
Genetics of Sex, Gender, and Orientation
Aneuploidy: When Too Much or Too Little Counts
Breaking the Rules
Imprinting
Imitating Heredity: One Trait, Many Causes
The Human Genome Landscape
The Human Genome Project
There's Cloning and Then There's Cloning
The Human Genome Sequence
Finding Genes in the Human Genome
Complex and Heterogeneous Traits
Genotype Phenotype Correlations
How Complex Can It Get?
Quantitative Traits
The MAOA Gene: It There a Genetic Basis for Criminality?
The Multiple-Hit Hypothesis: The Genetics of Cancer
Genetic Testing and Therapy
Genetic Testing and Screening
Magic Bullets: The Potential for Gene Therapy
Fears, Faith, and Fantasies
Heroes Among Us
Fears, Faith, and Fantasies
Credits
Index

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