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The Resource Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine, Nicholas Wright Gillham

Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine, Nicholas Wright Gillham

Label
Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine
Title
Genes, chromosomes, and disease
Title remainder
from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Wright Gillham
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
UMI
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Gillham, Nicholas W
Dewey number
616/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155.5
LC item number
.G455 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic disorders
  • Human chromosomes
  • Human chromosomes
Summary expansion
An authoritative overview of the rise of medical genetics over the past century, from eugenics to the brink of personalized medicine.<br /> & bull;<br /> & bull;Explains the differential susceptibility to specific genetic traits and disorders among different ethnic groups.<br /> & bull;Explains the role of genes in causing disease, and the prospects that genetic information will help prevent, treat, and cure diseases.<br /> & bull;Presents the ethical issues and social context of medical genetics, from eugenics to the brink of a truly personalized medicine. 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, ' which 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
Label
Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine, Nicholas Wright Gillham
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunting for disease genes -- How genetic diseases arise -- Ethnicity and genetic disease -- Susceptibility genes and risk factors -- Genes and cancer -- Genes and behavior -- Genes and IQ : an unfinished story -- Preventing genetic disease -- Treating genetic disease -- The dawn of personalized medicine
Control code
741520338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780132623186
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000096
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741520338
Label
Genes, chromosomes, and disease : from simple traits, to complex traits, to personalized medicine, Nicholas Wright Gillham
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hunting for disease genes -- How genetic diseases arise -- Ethnicity and genetic disease -- Susceptibility genes and risk factors -- Genes and cancer -- Genes and behavior -- Genes and IQ : an unfinished story -- Preventing genetic disease -- Treating genetic disease -- The dawn of personalized medicine
Control code
741520338
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 336 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780132623186
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cl0500000096
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)741520338

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