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  • Genetic Diseases or Conditionsby Todd Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic diseases, affecting about 70,000 people throughout the world, with over 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. This book describes the symptoms of CF including lung disease, digestive problems, pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, and infertility. It explains how CF is... more...

  • Gradual Loss of Mental Capacity from Alzheimer’sby Mary E. Miller

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Most people have heard of senility, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but how different are these conditions? Whenever memories begin to fail later in life, Alzheimer’s is a concern. Some people worry because their parents are not remembering a birthday, or a trip to the store. We all have our moments, right? But the idea of having Alzheimer’s disease,... more...

  • Hemophiliaby Todd Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Hemophilia is a genetic disease that impairs the normal process of blood clotting and results in uncontrolled external and internal bleeding. The reader of this book will learn how a diagnosis of hemophilia is made by blood clot­ting tests and measurements of clotting factor levels in blood. The book describes how hemophilia A and B are caused by mutations... more...

  • Nerve Disease ALS and Gradual Loss of Muscle Functionby Mary E. Miller

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, is a common form of motor neuron disease that involves a loss of function in upper and lower motor neurons. ALS causes a progressive loss of muscle function that frequently initiates in the limbs, called limb-onset ALS, or initiates in facial muscles, called bulbar-onset ALS. This book describes the current understanding... more...

  • Understanding Population Geneticsby Torbjörn Säll; Bengt O. Bengtsson

    Wiley 2017; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.00

    An inspiring introduction to a vital scientific field. The reader is taken through ten mathematical derivations that lead to important results, explaining in a hands-on manner the key concepts and methods of theoretical population genetics. The derivations are carefully worked out and easy to follow. Particular attention is given to the underlying... more...

  • DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby David Newton

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 60.00

    The great strides made in our understanding of the structure and function of DNA in recent decades have led to applying this invaluable knowledge to use in serving humanity. For example, recent discoveries in the field of genetic editing have created the potential for the creation of life forms de novo, a possibility that results in profound ethical... more...

  • Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and Hormone Signalingby Subhrangsu S. Mandal

    Wiley 2017; US$ 340.00 US$ 306.00

    The first of its kind, this reference gives a comprehensive but concise introduction to epigenetics before covering the many interactions between hormone regulation and epigenetics at all levels. The contents are very well structured with no overlaps between chapters, and each one features supplementary material for use in presentations. Throughout,... more...

  • Sickle Cell Diseaseby Todd T. Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the world. Millions of people in the world have SCD and about 300,000 babies are born with it each year. Readers will learn about the major symptoms of SCD, including chronic anemia, delayed growth, spleen dysfunction, opportunistic infections, vision loss, leg ulcers, stroke, and... more...

  • Drawing the Map of Lifeby Victor K. McElheny

    Basic Books 2012; US$ 26.00

    Drawing the Map of Life is the dramatic story of the Human Genome Project from its origins, through the race to order the 3 billion subunits of DNA, to the surprises emerging as scientists seek to exploit the molecule of heredity. It's the first account to deal in depth with the intellectual roots of the project, the motivations that drove it, and... more...

  • Huntington’s Diseaseby Todd T. Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    This book describes Huntington’s disease (HD), a rare neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes a triad of motor, cognitive, and psychiatric/behavioral symptoms and affects about 6 in 100,000 people worldwide. Although the age of onset of HD symptoms is usually 30 to 50 years, a rare juvenile-onset form of HD also occurs. The autosomal dominant... more...