Genes and Disease
Publisher: NCBI 2008
Number of pages: 253
Genes and Disease is a collection of articles that discuss genes and the diseases that they cause. These genetic disorders are organized by the parts of the body that they affect. As some diseases affect various body systems, they appear in more than one chapter. With each genetic disorder, the underlying mutation(s) is discussed, along with clinical features and links to key websites. You can browse through the articles online, and you can also download a printable file (PDF) of each chapter.
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by Marcus Pembrey - Progress Educational Trust
This booklet is a basic introduction to the role of genetics and epigenetics in diseases. It begins by examining conditions where there is a single faulty gene to blame, and moves on to diseases where there are likely to be many contributing factors.
- National Academies Press
This volume considers important questions about the human application of genome editing: balancing potential benefits with unintended risks, governing the use of genome editing, incorporating societal values into clinical applications, etc.
by David N. Cooper, Jian-Min Chen - InTech
The authors from diverse backgrounds describe how the nature, location and frequency of different types of mutation causing inherited disease are shaped in large part, and often in remarkably predictable ways, by the local DNA sequence environment.
by Joseph Douglas Terwilliger, Jurg Ott - Johns Hopkins University Press
This is a practical guide to human linkage analysis, with emphasis on the use of various computer programs. Much of the book consists of detailed instructions on how to carry out linkage analyses such that novices will be able to complete them.