Genomics and Health in the Developing World (Innbundet)

Serie: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2012
Antall sider: 1536
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics
ISBN/EAN: 9780195374759
Kategori: Helse- og sosialfag
Omtale: Genomics and Health in the Developing World
Genomics and Health in the Developing World provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of population structures, human genomics, and genome variation - with particular emphasis on medical and health issues - in the emerging economies and countries of the developing world. With sections dedicated to fundamentals of genetics and genomics, epidemiology of human disease, biomarkers, comparative genomics, developments in translational genomic medicine, current and future health strategies related to genetic disease, and pertinent legislative and social factors, this volume highlights the importance of utilizing genetics/genomics knowledge to promote and achieve optimal health in the developing world.
Grouped by geographic region, the chapters in this volume address: - Inherited disorders in the developing world, including a thorough look at genetic disorders in minority groups of every continent - The progress of diagnostic laboratory genetic testing, prenatal screening, and genetic counseling worldwide - Rising ethical and legal concerns of medical genetics in the developing world - Social, cultural, and religious issues related to genetic diseases across continents Both timely and vastly informative, this book is a unique and comprehensive resource for genetists, clinicians, and public health professionals interested in the social, ethical, economic, and legal matters associated with medical genetics in the developing world.

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