Exploring Personal Genomics by Joel T. DudleyExploring Personal Genomics by Joel T. Dudley

Exploring Personal Genomics

byJoel T. Dudley, Konrad J. Karczewski

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Rapid advances in high-throughput genome sequencing technologies foreshadow a near-future in which millions of individuals will gain affordable access to their complete genome sequence. This promises to give unprecedented insights into the fundamental biological nature of ourselves and ourspecies: where we came from, how we are born, how we interact with our environment, how we get sick, how we get well, and how we age. Personal genomics is therefore an important component of the inevitable transition towards personalized medicine, as the medical establishment begins to explore andevaluate the role of personal genomics in health and medicine. However there is currently very little training available for medical practitioners. Exploring Personal Genomics provides a novel, inquiry-based approach to understanding and interpreting the practical, medical, and societal aspects of personal genomic information. It is presented in two parts: the first provides readers of all backgrounds with a fundamental understanding of thebiology of human genomes, information on how to obtain and understand digital representations of personal genomic data, tools and techniques for exploring the personal genomics of ancestry and genealogy, discovery and interpretation of genetic trait associations, and the role of personal genomics indrug response. The second part offers more advanced readers an understanding of the science, tools, and techniques for investigating interactions between a personal genome and the environment, connecting DNA to physiology, assessing rare variants and structural variation, and exploring resources forperforming personal biological investigation. This advanced textbook is primarily aimed at undergraduate and graduate students taking classes in genomic medicine, genetics, and bioinformatics. It will also be of relevance and use to medical practitioners, evolutionary biologists, geneticists and individuals interested in exploring theirpersonal genetic data.

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Joel T. Dudley is a veteran bioinformatics and genomics researcher with more than 10 years of professional experience studying the genomic basis of species evolution and human disease. He has published more than 35 peer-review research articles pertaining to personal genomics, genomic medicine, pharmacogenomics, drug discovery, bioinf...
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Title:Exploring Personal GenomicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:January 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199644497

ISBN - 13:9780199644490

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Table of Contents

George Church: Foreword1. A Gentle Introduction to Genomics2. Practical and Ethical Considerations in Personal Genomics3. Getting Started with Personal Genomics4. Visualizing Personal Genomics5. Ancestry and Genealogy6. Genetic Trait Associations7. Pharmacogenomics