Genomics and Health in the Developing World

Genomics and Health in the Developing World

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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 fundamtals 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.A five-year prospective study of the health of children in different ethnic groups, with particular reference to the effect of inbreeding. ... Hunt K, Davison C, Emslie C, Ford G. (2002). ... The new genetics: A usera#39;s guide. ... S. (2007). Genetics, Religion and Identity: A study of British Bangladeshis (2004a€“7). Working Paper 93. Cardiff: Cardiff University School of ... From a#39;newa#39; genetics to everyday knowl- edge: Ideas about how genetic diseases are transmitted in two large Brazilian families.

Title:Genomics and Health in the Developing World
Author:Dhavendra Kumar
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-04-13


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