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 Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé - University of California Press
This book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers.
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.
by Gregory Carey - Sage Publications
This book is for students in the behavioral sciences who need to understand genetics, but who have little training in biology. The text provides the basic biology which is essential for genetics and an overview of the principles of genetics.
by Nicole Exe, et al. - Genetic Alliance
Here is a collection of incredible stories: the stories of men, women, and children who have suffered from uncertainty, misdiagnosis, a lack of options and, in some cases, tragic loss. They offer us a window into the world of diagnostic odyssey...