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Genetics of Cellular, Individual, Family, and Population Variability - Charles F. Sing

Genetics of Cellular, Individual, Family, and Population Variability

By: Charles F. Sing (Editor), Craig L. Hanis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th June 1993
ISBN: 9780195066258
Number Of Pages: 318

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The objective of this book is to review the impact of genetic variation on risk of human disease at the different major levels of organization: cells, individuals, families, and populations. The volume begins with a discussion of sources and rates of mutation which ultimately give rise to the vast amount of extant genetic variation. This is followed by presentations of current understanding of how genetic variation is maintained within and among populations. The volume ends with discussions of the implications of such variation for understanding the evolution of our species. This collection gives an unusually broad treatment of the subject, with chapters from some of the leading workers in the field. James Neel's chapter on human consanguinity effects and M. Otake's on the genetic effects of radiation associated with the dropping of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs should be singled out for special emphasis. As an up-to-date overview of ongoing research, this work will be of interest to a wide range of workers in the fields of human population genetics, evolution, and epidemiology.

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"Many new findings and insights into recent approaches to the ever-expanding study of human genetic variation are provided. ... The editors have struck a balance between field and laboratory data." -- American Journal of Human Biology

1: K.M. Weiss: Medieval mappaemundi and the Conceptual Map of Genetics: Changing Views of Cancer Biology and Other Thoughts 2: A. Chakravarti: Impact of Genetic, Somatic, and Epigenetic Variation on Phenotype 3: R.E. Ferrell: Impact of Genetic Variation in Individuals--Clonal Phenotypes Other Than Cancer 4: J.V. Neel: Human Consanguinity Effects Revisited: Why is Measurable Impact of Inbreeding So Small? 5: M. Otake: Genetic Risks from Exposure to the Atomic Bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki 6: E. Boerwinke and D.M. Hallman: Genotype by Environment Interaction--It's a Fact of Life 7: S.P. Daiger and S.H. Blanton: Problems and Pitfalls in Linkage Mapping of Human Genetic Diseases: Illustrations from Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa (ADRP) 8: J.W. MacCluer: Applications of Pedigree Analysis to Animal Models for Complex Diseases 9: C.F. Sing and S. Reilly: Genetics of Common Diseases that Aggregate, but do not Segregate, in Families 10: A.G. Knudson, Jr.: Pathodemes: Heredity, Environment, and Populations of Disease Susceptibility 11: C.L. Hanis: Genetic Inferences for Epidemiologic Investigations 12: R. Chakroborty: Generalized Occupancy Problem and Its Applications in Population Genetics 13: B.R. Levin: The Maintenance of Genetic Variation in Bacterial Populations 14: P.E. Smouse: Some Theoretical Predictions for Electrophoretic Polymorphisms Maintained by Balancing Selection 15: E.J.E. Szathmary: Application of Our Understanding of Genetic Variation in Native North America 16: Genetic Variation and Evolution of Human Populations, M. Nei, G. Livshits, and T. Ota 17: W.-H. Li, W. Xiong, S.-W. Liu, and L. Chan: Nucleotide Diversity in Man and Evidence for the Absence of a Severe Bottleneck during Human Evolution 18: J.N. Spuhler: Population Genetics and Evolution in the Genus Homo in the Last Two Million Years

ISBN: 9780195066258
ISBN-10: 0195066251
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: 17th June 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.0  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.71