How the Human Genome Works

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 118 pages
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How the Human Genome Works covers the essential principles of genetics in a readable, accessible format using real-life examples of the way genes affect human behavior, health and illness, development, and evolution. Simple two-color graphics and color highlighting illustrate important concepts throughout, and the book also entails a glossary of molecular genetic terms. The text is intended for all readers who need an introduction to, or refresher on human genetics, and includes science, health, medicine, and nursing students, as well as professionals in related fields.
 

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Contents

Lecture
2
How the Human Genome Changes
19
The Consequences of Mutation
35
The Human Genome and Medical Practice
53
The Mitochondrial Genome and Mitochondrial Disorders
69
The Genetic Basis of Cancer
79
The Human Genome and Developmental Biology
95
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