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Anthropological Genetics Theory, Methods and Applications

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ISBN-10: 0521546974

ISBN-13: 9780521546973

Edition: 2006

Authors: Michael H. Crawford

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Anthropological genetics is a field that has been in existence since the 1960s and has been growing within medical schools and academic departments, such as anthropology and human biology, ever since. With the recent developments in DNA and computer technologies, the field of anthropological genetics has been redefined. This volume deals with the molecular revolution and how DNA markers can provide insight into the processes of evolution, the mapping of genes for complex phenotypes and the reconstruction of the human diaspora. In addition to this, there are explanations of the technological developments and how they affect the fields of forensic anthropology and population studies, alongside the methods of field investigations and their contribution to anthropological genetics. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an up-to-date introduction to anthropological genetics, aimed at advanced undergraduates to professionals, in genetics, biology, medicine and anthropology.
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Book details

List price: $94.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Preface
Foundations of anthropological genetics
Theory
Partitioning of genetic variation in human populations and the concept of race
Natural experiments in human gene mapping: the intersection of anthropological genetics and genetic epidemiology
Methods
Importance of field research in anthropological genetics: methods, experiences and results
The confluence of anthropological genetics and anthropological demography
Molecular markers in anthropological genetics studies
The use of quantitative traits in anthropological genetic studies of population structure and history
Ancient DNA and its application to the reconstruction of human evolution and history
Applications of Anthropological Genetics: General Applications
Applications of molecular genetics to forensic sciences
Emerging technologies: the bright future of fluorescence
Mapping genes influencing human quantitative trait variation
The Human Diaspora
Human origins within and out of Africa
The peopling of Europe Barbara Arredi
Peopling of Oceania Elizabeth
The prehistoric colonization of the Americas
Conclusion
Anthropological genetics: present and future