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The Encyclopedia of the Human Genome (4-Volume Set)

Edited By: David Cooper

5159 pages, illustrations, tables


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #138600 | ISBN: 0333803868
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This is a comprehensive and rigorously detailed overview of genetics and genomics research, its applications, and complex ethical, legal and social issues that arise from it. The reference includes approximately 1000 original, peer-reviewed articles organized alphabetically and commissioned around the following core subject areas: structural genomics; functional genomics; proteomics; evolution and comparative genomics; genome mapping; gene mapping and sequencing; chromosome structure and function; genes and disease; mathematical genetics; bioinformatics; behavioural and pscyhiatric genetics; biographies; and ethical, legal and social issues.

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David Cooper is Professor of Human Molecular Genetics at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. He also holds the title of honorary consultant in Molecular Genetic Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales. His research interests have focused largely on mutational spectra and genotype-phenotype relationships in a variety of different inherited disorders, gene expression, and more recently molecular evolution. He has written or co-authored numerous books, most recently Human Gene Evolution (1999) and is the European editor for the journal Human Genetics.

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