9780137075447

Genes, Chromosomes, and Disease From Simple Traits, to Complex Traits, to Personalized Medicine

  • ISBN 13:

    9780137075447

  • ISBN 10:

    0137075448

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 06/09/2011
  • Publisher: FT Press

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Summary

This readable overview covers the rise of medical genetics through the past century, and the eugenic impulses it has inspired. Nicholas Gillham reviews the linkages between genes and disease; ethnic groups' differential susceptibility to genetic traits and disorders; personalized medicine; and crucial social and ethical issues arising from the field's progress.

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