A Primer of Human Genetics by Greg GibsonA Primer of Human Genetics by Greg Gibson

A Primer of Human Genetics

byGreg Gibson

Paperback | January 13, 2015

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A Primer of Human Genetics is an introductory textbook designed to give students the foundation they need to understand and appreciate the extraordinary shifts in human genetics that have accompanied the arrival of genomics. The book lays out the key concepts of human evolution, quantitativegenetics, and personalized medicine before describing the tools that are missing from most contemporary textbooks: genome-wide association studies, whole-genome resequencing, gene expression and epigenome profiling, and integrative genomics. The final section provides an up-to-date survey ofspecific findings in six major domains of human disease: immunological, metabolic, cardiovascular, cancer, neuropsychological, and aging disorders. After reading this textbook, not only will students be better equipped to read current literature, they will gain a sense of the impact that therevolution in genomics has had for our understanding of the human condition, as well as of the major trends in human genetics research. Students are assumed to have a core understanding of genetics such as would be obtained in a general genetics class.Each chapter is approximately 20 pages long, and organized under up to ten sub-headings, most of which incorporate an illustrative figure. Chapter summary points recap the key messages, and references point students to key reviews and contemporary highlights. Several of the chapters contain a singlebox, which provides extra material on topics such as "Consent and Responsible Conduct of Research" and "Methylation Analysis in Biology."For InstructorsInstructor's Resource LibraryAvailable to qualified adopters, the Instructor's Resource Library includes electronic versions of all of the textbook's figures, photos, and tables. All images are provided as both low- and high-resolution JPEGs, and have been formatted and optimized for excellent legibility and projection quality.In addition, a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation of all figures and tables is provided for each chapter of the textbook.
Greg Gibson is Professor and Director of the Center for Integrative Genomics at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and holds an adjunct appointment at Emory University School of Medicine. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology at the University of Basel (with Walter J. Gehring...
Title:A Primer of Human GeneticsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.21 × 7.01 × 0.79 inShipping dimensions:9.21 × 7.01 × 0.79 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1605353132

ISBN - 13:9781605353135


Editorial Reviews

"This text excites the avid student to pursue research in genetics by providing insightful resources in a concise manner. Additionally, this text hits the mark on providing emerging methods and technologies into a quick reference with appended summary bibliography at the end of each chapter.The illustrations are clear and convey the overall broad aims without getting into the minutiae. The author does a great service to the field by providing this informative resource."--Eric M. Johnson Chavarria, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine