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

2011 | 353 Pages | ISBN: 0137075448 | PDF | 2 MB

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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