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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine.

Author: Peter D Gluckman; Alan Beedle; Mark Hanson
Publisher: Oxford : OUP Oxford, 2009.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Evolutionary science is critical to an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognised as a core underpinning discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology and epidemiology have led to the growing realisation that incorporating evolutionary thinking is essential for medicine to achieve its full potential. This is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter D Gluckman; Alan Beedle; Mark Hanson
ISBN: 9780191574665 019157466X
OCLC Number: 609850381
Description: 1 online resource (313 pages)
Contents: Contents; Preface; PART 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY; 1 Introduction; 2 Evolutionary theory; 3 The molecular basis of variation and inheritance; 4 Evolution and development; 5 Evolution of life histories; 6 Human evolution and the origins of human diversity; PART 2 UNDERSTANDING HUMAN DISEASE FROM AN EVOLUTIONARY PERSPECTIVE; 7 Reproduction; 8 Nutritional and metabolic adaptation; 9 Defence; 10 Social organization and behaviour; PART 3 AN EVOLUTIONARY FRAMEWORK FOR HEALTH AND DISEASE; 11 Evolutionary principles applied to medical practice; 12 Coda: evolution, medicine, and society. IndexA; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Oxford biology.

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Evolutionary science is critical to an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognised as a core underpinning discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology and epidemiology have led to the growing realisation that incorporating evolutionary thinking is essential for medicine to achieve its full potential. This is the first integrated and comprehensive textbook to explain theprinciples of evolutionary biology from a medical perspective and to focus on how medicine and public health might uti.

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