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Human genetic diversity : functional consequences for health and disease

Author: Julian C Knight
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the remarkable progress which has been made in defining the extent and nature of human genetic variation. It provides a framework for understanding how research in this area is  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julian C Knight
ISBN: 9780199227709 0199227705 9780199227693 0199227691
OCLC Number: 308218627
Awards: Winner of Highly Commended: BMA Medical Book Awards for Basic and Clinical Sciences 2010.
Description: xix, 480 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Lessons from haemoglobin --
2. Finding genes and specific genetic variants responsible for disease --
3. Cytogenetics and large scale structural genomic variation --
4. Copy number variation in health and susceptabillity to disease --
5. Submicroscopic structural variation and genomic disorders --
6. Segmental duplications and indel polymorphisms --
7. Tandem repeats --
8. Mobile DNA elements --
9. SNPs, HapMap, and common disease --
10. Fine scale sequence diversity and signatures of selection --
11. Genetics of gene expression --
12. Extreme diversity in the major histocompatibility complex --
13. Parasite wars --
14. Human genetic diversity and HIV --
15. Concluding remarks and future directions.
Responsibility: Julian C. Knight.

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