Research and Markets: Human Genes and Genomes. Science, Health, Society Provides Students and Professionals Alike With the Most In-Depth View of the Current State of the Science

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Human Genes and Genomes. Science, Health, Society" to their offering.

In the nearly 60 years since Watson and Crick proposed the double helical structure of DNA, the molecule of heredity, waves of discoveries have made genetics the most thrilling field in the sciences. The study of genes and genomics today explores all aspects of the life with relevance in the lab, in the doctor's office, in the courtroom and even in social relationships. In this helpful guidebook, one of the most respected and accomplished human geneticists of our time communicates the importance of genes and genomics studies in all aspects of life. With the use of core concepts and the integration of extensive references, this book provides students and professionals alike with the most in-depth view of the current state of the science and its relevance across disciplines.

- Bridges the gap between basic human genetic understanding and one of the most promising avenues for advances in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease.

- Includes the latest information on diagnostic testing, population screening, predicting disease susceptibility, pharmacogenomics and more

- Explores ethical, legal, regulatory and economic aspects of genomics in medicine.

- Integrates historical (classical) genetics approach with the latest discoveries in structural and functional genomics

Key Topics Covered:


Framing the Field

Introducing the Core Concepts

Genetic Variability

Growth, Development, and Reproduction

Transmission of Genes

Structure of Genes, Chromosomes, and Genomes

Expression of Genes and Genomes


Biological Evolution

Human Individuality

Chromosome Abnormalities

Single Gene Defects

Multifactorial Traits

Disorders of Variable Genomic Architecture

Birth Defects

Cancer: Germ Line and Somatic Mutations

Detection and Treatment

Population and Evolutionary Genetics

Personalized Genetics and Genomics

Additional Reading

Review Questions

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Source: Elsevier Science and Technology

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