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The human genome : a user's guide

The human genome : a user's guide

Author: Julia E Richards; R Scott Hawley
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005.
Series: Elsevier science in society series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Contains 60% new material, reflecting rapid advances in human gene research and the implications on society.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Richards, Julia E.
Human genome.
San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier Academic Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004559151
(OCoLC)57003505
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia E Richards; R Scott Hawley
ISBN: 9780080474588 0080474586 9780080518855 0080518850
OCLC Number: 123417822
Notes: First edition by R. Scott Hawley and Catherine A. Mori.
Description: 1 online resource (465 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Preface --
Section 1 THE BASICS OF HEREDITY --
1 SLAYING MOLECULAR DRAGONS: BRENDA'S TALE --
2 THE ANSWER IN A NUT SHELL: GENES, PROTEINS, AND THE BASIS OF LIFE --
3 MENDEL AND THE CONCEPT OF THE GENE --
4 HUMAN MENDELIAN GENETICS --
5 ONE MAN'S TRAIT IS ANOTHER MAN'S DISEASE --
Section 2 THE CENTRAL DOGMA OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY --
6 DNA: THE GENETIC ALPHABET --
7 THE CENTRAL DOGMA OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY: HOW GENES ENCODE PROTEINS --
8 SPLICING THE MODULAR GENE --
9 ORCHESTRATING THE HUMAN GENOME --
Section 3 HOW CHROMOSOMES MOVE --
10 SO WHAT ARE CHROMOSOMES ANYWAY? --
11 HOW CELLS MOVE YOUR GENES AROUND --
12 PASSING GENES BETWEEN GENERATIONS --
13 THE CHROMOSOMAL BASIS OF HEREDITY --
Section 4 MUTATION --
14 ABSENT ESSENTIALS AND MONKEY WRENCHES --
15 HOW WE DETECT MUTATIONS --
16 WE ARE ALL MUTANTS --
17 WHAT CONSTITUTES NORMAL? --
18 MUTATIONS IN MAMMOTH GENES --
19 EXPANDED REPEAT TRAITS --
Section 5 GENES, CHROMOSOMES, AND SEX --
20 THE X AND Y CHROMOSOMES: THE ODD COUPLE --
21 GENETICS OF SEX, GENDER, AND ORIENTATION --
22 ANEUPLOIDY: WHEN TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE COUNTS --
Section 6 BREAKING THE RULES --
23 IMPRINTING --
24 IMITATING HEREDITY: ONE TRAIT, MANY CAUSES --
Section 7 THE HUMAN GENOME LANDSCAPE --
25 THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT --
26 THERE'S CLONING AND THEN THERE'S CLONING --
27 THE HUMAN GENOME SEQUENCE --
28 FINDING GENES IN THE HUMAN GENOME --
Section 8 COMPLEX AND HETEROGENEOUS TRAITS --
29 GENOTYPE PHENOTYPE CORRELATIONS --
30 HOW COMPLEX CAN IT GET? --
31 QUANTITATIVE TRAITS --
32 THE MAOA GENE: IS THERE A GENETIC BASIS FOR CRIMINALITY? --
33 THE MULTIPLE-HIT HYPOTHESIS: THE GENETICS OF CANCER --
Section 9 GENETIC TESTING AND THERAPY --
34 GENETIC TESTING AND SCREENING --
35 MAGIC BULLETS: THE POTENTIAL FOR GENE THERAPY --
Section 10 FEARS, FAITH, AND FANTASIES --
36 HEROES AMONG US --
37 FEARS, FAITH, AND FANTASIES --
Credits --
Index --
Last Page.
Series Title: Elsevier science in society series.
Responsibility: Julia E. Richards, R. Scott Hawley.

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