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  • Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Genome-Wide Association Scansby Daniel Stram

    Springer 2013; US$ 109.00

    This book presents the statistical aspects of designing, analyzing and interpreting the results of genome-wide association scans (GWAS studies) for genetic causes of disease using unrelated subjects. Particular detail is given to the practical aspects of employing the bioinformatics and data handling methods necessary to prepare data for statistical... more...

  • Genesby Jonathan Slack

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    In this exploration of the concept of the gene, Jonathan Slack looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and development. Explaining the nature of genetic variation in the human population, how hereditary factors were identified as molecules of DNA, and how certain specific mutations can lead to disease, Slack highlights how... more...

  • Epigenetics in Health and Diseaseby Igor Kovalchuk; Olga Kovalchuk

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 99.99

    This is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-understand introduction to modern epigenetics. Authored by two active researchers in the field, it introduces key concepts one step at a time, enabling students at all levels to benefit from it. The authors begin by presenting a historical overview that places epigenetics in context, and... more...

  • Females Are Mosaicsby Barbara Migeon

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 62.99

    Women can be described as genetic mosaics because they have two distinctly different types of cells throughout their bodies. Unlike males, who have one X chromosome (inherited from their mother), females have two X chromosomes in every cell (one from each parent). The fathers copy works in some cells, while the mothers copy works in others. These two... more...

  • A Short History of Medical Geneticsby Peter S. Harper

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 54.99

    An eminent geneticist, veteran author, OMMG Series Editor, and noted archivist, Peter Harper presents a lively account of how our ideas and knowledge about human genetics have developed over the past century from the perspective of someone inside the field with a deep interest in its historical aspects. Dr. Harper has researched the history of genetics... more...

  • Consanguinity – Its Impact, Consequences and Managementby Lutfi A. Jaber; Gabrielle J. Halpern

    Bentham Science Publishers 2014; US$ 49.00

    Consanguineous marriages have been practiced for hundreds of years, predominantly by Moslems. Although it is generally accepted among communities that the social advantages outweigh other, the rate of congenital malformations and genetic diseases among the offspring borne of consanguineous marriages is higher and an increase in sterility, rates of... more...

  • Cancer, Autism and Their Epigenetic Rootsby K. John Morrow Jr.; Elaine A. Moore

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    This book considers the branch of heredity known as "Epigenetics" and its implications for a variety of diseases in humans and animals. After background information on the growth in our understanding of genetics, and discussions of the molecular mechanisms of the epigenetic control of gene expression, the book moves into its main focus: the... more...

  • Medical Geneticsby G. Bradley Schaefer; James N. Jr. Thompson

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 65.00

    A complete introductory text on how to integrate basic genetic principles into the practice of clinical medicine Medical Genetics is the first text to focus on the everyday application of genetic assessment and its diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive implications in clinical practice. It is intended to be a text that you can use throughout... more...

  • Genetics for Surgeonsby Patrick J. Morrison; Roy A.J. Spence; Eli Hatchwell

    Remedica Medical Education and Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Surgeons need to know about genetics and how it interacts with modern surgical practice. Inherited diseases contribute to a substantial proportion of the surgical workload. Recognition of a positive history of disease in a family will allow genetic testing and precise diagnosis, leading to the ability to presymptomatically screen at-risk members of... more...

  • Was bedeutet "genetische Information"?by Elisabeth Hildt; László Kovács

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 63.00

    What is meant by genetic information? How can knowledge about the genetic information of a person be responsibly handled?An interdisciplinary symposium at Tübingen University tackled this whole complex of issues. There are contributions on the various aspects from specialists in biology, medicine, ethics and law. more...