Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine / Edition 1

Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine / Edition 1

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by Nicholas Wright Gillham
     
 

This very readable overview of the rise and transformations of medical genetics and of the eugenic impulses that have been inspired by the emerging understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases and disabilities is based on a popular nonmajors course, "Social Implications of Genetics," that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University. The book is suitable

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This very readable overview of the rise and transformations of medical genetics and of the eugenic impulses that have been inspired by the emerging understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases and disabilities is based on a popular nonmajors course, "Social Implications of Genetics," that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University. The book is suitable for use as a text in similar overview courses about genes and social issues or genes and disease. It gives a good overview of the developments and status of this field for a wide range of biomedical researchers, physicians, and students, especially those interested in the prospects for the new, genetics-based personalized medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137075447
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,430,068
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1: Hunting for disease genes 1

Chapter 2: How genetic diseases arise 25

Chapter 3: Ethnicity and genetic disease 55

Chapter 4: Susceptibility genes and risk factors 81

Chapter 5: Genes and cancer 103

Chapter 6: Genes and behavior 129

Chapter 7: Genes and IQ: an unfinished story 151

Chapter 8: Preventing genetic disease 175

Chapter 9: Treating genetic disease 199

Chapter 10: The dawn of personalized medicine 235

Postscript: a cautionary note 249

References and notes 253

Glossary 293

Some useful human genetics Web sites 307

Acknowledgments 309

About the author 311

Index 313

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