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Title: Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease: From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine (FT Press Science)
ISBN: 0137075448
ISBN13: 978-0137075447
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Pages: 352 pages
Publisher: FT Press; 1 edition (June 19, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Medical Books
Size PDF version: 1396 kb
Size EPUB version: 1638 kb
Subcategory: Medicine




This very readable overview of the rise and transformations of medical genetics and of the eugenic impulses that have been inspired by the emerging understanding of the genetic basis of many diseases and disabilities is based on a popular nonmajors course, "Social Implications of Genetics," that Gillham gave for many years at Duke University. The book is suitable for use as a text in similar overview courses about genes and social issues or genes and disease. It gives a good overview of the developments and status of this field for a wide range of biomedical researchers, physicians, and students, especially those interested in the prospects for the new, genetics-based personalized medicine.