Human Genes and Genomes

Human Genes and Genomes

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In the nearly 60 years since Watson and Crick proposed the double helical structure of DNA, the molecule of heredity, waves of discoveries have made genetics the most thrilling field in the sciences. The study of genes and genomics today explores all aspects of the life with relevance in the lab, in the doctor's office, in the courtroom and even in social relationships. In this helpful guidebook, one of the most respected and accomplished human geneticists of our time communicates the importance of genes and genomics studies in all aspects of life. With the use of core concepts and the integration of extensive references, this book provides students and professionals alike with the most in-depth view of the current state of the science and its relevance across disciplines. Bridges the gap between basic human genetic understanding and one of the most promising avenues for advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease. Includes the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, predicting disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics and more Explores ethical, legal, regulatory and economic aspects of genomics in medicine. Integrates historical (classical) genetics approach with the latest discoveries in structural and functional genomicsEye color ranges from light blue to dark brown (see figure below), with intermediate shades of amber, hazel, green, and grey. ... If the converse is truedthat is, little pigment and a thin stromal layerdlittle UV light will be absorbed, and the eye will appear blue. ... This is incorrect and oversimplified, as exemplified by the not infrequent circumstance in which two blue-eyed parents have a brown-eyed child.

Title:Human Genes and Genomes
Author:Leon E. Rosenberg, Diane Drobnis Rosenberg
Publisher:Academic Press - 2012


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