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Genomes, Evolution, and Culture: Past, Present, and Future of Humankind


By: Rene J Herrera(Author), Ralph Garcia-Bertrand(Author), Francisco M Salzano(Author)


Hardback | May 2016 | #233649 | ISBN-13: 9781118876404
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Genomes, Evolution, and Culture combines recent information and discoveries in the field of human molecular biology and human molecular evolution. It provides an interdisciplinary approach drawing together data from various diverse disciplines to address both the more classical anthropological content and the current more contemporary molecular focus of courses. Chapters include a history of human evolutionary genetics; the human genome structure and function; population structure and variability; gene and genomic dynamics; culture; health and disease; bioethics; future.


Preface, ix

1 The history of human evolutionary genetics, 1
2 The human genome: structure, function, and variation, 16
3 Population structure, 42
4 Genetic variability, 68
5 Gene and genomic dynamics, 87
6 Human origins and early diasporas, 124
7 Culture, 141
8 Health and disease, 158
9 Recent human evolution: an integrative approach, 182
10 Bioethics: consequences and implications of genetic technology on human evolution, 206
11 Future of human evolution, 230

References, 239
Appendix, 241
Index, 249


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