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Genetics (non-medical)

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Advanced Topics in Forensic Biology

Advanced Topics in Forensic Biology

Author: Claire (University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, USA) Glynn Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

DNA fingerprinting has revolutionized forensic science in the last 30 years. This book provides a current background into forensic biology techniques, both those that are currently practiced and those emerging in this rapidly advancing field. Recent and new advanced testing methods covered include next generation sequencing, forensic phenotyping, MicroRNA expression analysis, 20 core STR loci typing, and more. The book highlights evidence as the means to identify biological fluids, blood, semen, saliva, urine, feces, vaginal secretions and menstrual blood to definitively identify both an individual, as well as the tissue source of origin, which can be critical in the investigative process.

The Modulation of DNA Content

The Modulation of DNA Content

Author: T. Ryan (University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada) Gregory Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book reviews various ways DNA content is modulated in the cells of multicellular organisms. Although the processes of endopolyploidy, polyteny, aneuploidy, and chromatin diminution have been observed for well over a century, their biological significance has not been appreciated due to the lack, until recently, of molecular and statistical methods capable of examining such phenomena. Insights arising from the methods make this an opportune time to explore what is known-and what remains to be discovered-about these processes. Key selling features: Provides up-to-date coverage on major advances in genomics, cell biology, and developmental biology Brings together information from a wide array of disciplines Focuses on topics that are important to a variety of fields, including both fundamental and applied life sciences Covers a large diversity of taxa, including animals, plants, and microbes Offers the first comprehensive overview of the topic in nearly 30 years

Discrete Methods in Population Genomics

Discrete Methods in Population Genomics

Author: Laxmi Parida Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The extent and accessibility of modern sequencing technologies have transformed population genetics to population genomics. Focusing on this new area, this book explores the combination of combinatorial and statistical methods to produce novel algorithms to solve problems, bringing accuracy and efficiency simultaneously into the solution. Each chapter includes an explanation of the problem, the mathematical formulation, discussion of the theory, a list of exercises, references to further reading, and notes.

Genetic Seeds of Warfare

Genetic Seeds of Warfare

Author: R. Paul Shaw, Yuwa Wong Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2020

For millennia humanity has simultaneously deplored and waged war. With each conflict the stakes have risen, and we now face global annihilation for the sake of a practice all the world claims to condemn. Is there some seemingly irresistible force that impels us toward our own destruction? To explain this central paradox of human behaviour, Genetic Seeds of Warfare, originally published in 1989, advances a startling new theory. It traces the origins of warfare back to early groups of Homo sapiens in competition for scarce resources, showing that warfare evolved as these groups evolved: kin-group against kin-group; tribe against tribe; nation against nation. Rather than being tied to a specific gene, warfare emerged as one of many behavioural strategies for maximising genetic survival. As social groups became more complex, motivations for warfare developed from simple protection of blood relations to political appeals to shared ethnicity, religion, and national identity. But the ultimate cause of warfare is rooted in the most basic of human drives: the need to ensure that one's genes will survive and reproduce. The authors challenge many assumptions about human behaviour in general, and warfare in particular. They convincingly present the case for an evolutionary understanding of the propensity for warfare, supporting their argument with data from a vast array of social and natural science research. In doing so, they reveal why previous attempts at ending war have failed, and make proactive suggestions toward the development of a new agenda for world peace.

Milestones in the Evolving Theory of Evolution

Milestones in the Evolving Theory of Evolution

Author: David (Tel Aviv University /Department of Zoology, Israel) Wool Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2020

The book illustrates how Darwin's theory has evolved, about the development of the biological world before Darwin, and great changes that took place with the incorporation of statistics, and after Darwin's death of genetics and mathematics. The formation of 'Modern Synthesis', protein electrophoresis, Discovery of DNA opened new avenues for the study of evolution.

Principles and Advances in Human Genetics

Principles and Advances in Human Genetics

Author: Cheryl Natividad Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Many of the fundamental concepts in genetics are applicable across various organisms-microorganisms, plants, animals, and humans. This book presents a concise discussion of these universal genetic principles. In addition, this book also puts a spotlight on an aspect of genetics that is distinctly human, that of genetic disorders. Many of these are rare, have no cure, and have no specified cause. This book discusses representative genetic disorders as well as some of the DNA-based technologies that enable a better understanding of these disorders.

A Closer Look at Membrane Proteins

A Closer Look at Membrane Proteins

Author: ler, Tristan B. MA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/11/2020

A Closer Look at Membrane Proteins opens with a description of the insulin-like growth factor system, with focus on the insulin-like growth factor receptors and functions associated with them. The data on membrane proteins, their Naglycome and oxidation status id related to the authors' findings on the receptors in different physiological and pathological conditions, such as normal and abnormal tissue growth and development. Next, a review of the current methods used to prepare and study membrane proteins is presented, with focus on large scale simulations and special emphasis on scalable parallel methods. In closing, commandments surrounding integral membrane protein expression and purification, integral membrane protein biochemistry, integral membrane protein functionality studies and integral membrane protein high-resolution structures are described.

Silent Witness

Silent Witness

Author: Scott Turow Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/11/2020

Since its introduction in the late 1980s, DNA analysis has revolutionized the forensic sciences: it has helped to convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of mass atrocities, and reunite families whose members have been separated by war and repressive regimes. Yet, many of the scientific, legal, societal, and ethical concepts that underpin forensic DNA analysis remain poorly understood, and their application often controversial. Told by over twenty experts in genetics, law, and social science, Silent Witness relates the history and development of modern DNA forensics and its application in both the courtroom and humanitarian settings. Across three thematic sections, Silent Witness tracks the scientific advances in DNA analysis and how these developments have affected criminal and social justice, whether through the arrests of new suspects, as in the case of the Golden State Killer, or through the ability to identify victims of war, terrorism, and human rights abuses, as in the cases of the disappeared in Argentina and the former Yugoslavia and those who perished during the 9/11 attacks. By providing a critical inquiry into modern forensic DNA science, Silent Witness underscores the need to balance the benefits of using forensic genetics to solve crime with the democratic right to safeguard against privacy invasion and unwarranted government scrutiny, and raises the question of what it means to be an autonomous individual in a world where the most personal elements of one's identity are now publicly accessible.

Silent Witness

Silent Witness

Author: Scott Turow Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/11/2020

Since its introduction in the late 1980s, DNA analysis has revolutionized the forensic sciences: it has helped to convict the guilty, exonerate the wrongfully convicted, identify victims of mass atrocities, and reunite families whose members have been separated by war and repressive regimes. Yet, many of the scientific, legal, societal, and ethical concepts that underpin forensic DNA analysis remain poorly understood, and their application often controversial. Told by over twenty experts in genetics, law, and social science, Silent Witness relates the history and development of modern DNA forensics and its application in both the courtroom and humanitarian settings. Across three thematic sections, Silent Witness tracks the scientific advances in DNA analysis and how these developments have affected criminal and social justice, whether through the arrests of new suspects, as in the case of the Golden State Killer, or through the ability to identify victims of war, terrorism, and human rights abuses, as in the cases of the disappeared in Argentina and the former Yugoslavia and those who perished during the 9/11 attacks. By providing a critical inquiry into modern forensic DNA science, Silent Witness underscores the need to balance the benefits of using forensic genetics to solve crime with the democratic right to safeguard against privacy invasion and unwarranted government scrutiny, and raises the question of what it means to be an autonomous individual in a world where the most personal elements of one's identity are now publicly accessible.

Cosmic Genetic Evolution

Cosmic Genetic Evolution

Author: Edward J. (C.Y.O'Connor ERADE Village Foundation) Steele Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Cosmic Genetic Evolution, Volume 106 in the Advances in Genetics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on Panspermia, Cometary Panspermia and Origin of Life, The Efficient Lamarckian Spread of Life in the Cosmos, The Sociology of Science and Generality of the DNA/RNA/Protein Paradigm Throughout the Cosmos, The Mutagenic Source and Power of Our Own Evolution, Origin of New Emergent Coronavirus and Candida Fungal Diseases - Terrestrial or Cosmic?, and Future Prospects for Investigation -The Near-Earth Neighborhood and Beyond.

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Health

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Health

Author: Olaf (Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA) Bodamer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Health is an invaluable resource on state-of-the-art tools, technologies and social and ethical issues involved in fully realizing precision medicine in new pediatric research and healthcare. The book adopts a holistic approach that is grounded in key learning points and practical case studies of interest to interdisciplinary teams of researchers and clinicians working in pediatrics. Chapters provide a thorough introduction to basic principles of precision medicine, its growing role in research and clinical care, relevant technologies and digital health. From there, the book examines best practices and offers support for implementing precision medicine in research and clinical settings. Chapters are devoted to varying specialties, such as prenatal and fetal health, oncology, cardiology, neurology, rare diseases, developmental disorders, and precision therapeutics, including small molecule and gene and cell-based therapies. These sections are followed by a close look at ethical, legal and social implications of precision medicine in pediatrics, patient perspectives and next steps in research and clinical translation.

Long Non-coding RNAs in Plants

Long Non-coding RNAs in Plants

Long Non-coding RNAs in Plants: Roles in Development and Stress provides the most recent advances in LncRNAs, including identification, characterization, and potential applications and uses. Introductory chapters include the discovery and development of lncRNAs, a comparative analysis of coding versus non-coding lncRNAs, and the role of lncRNAs in abiotic and biotic stress management. The book then provides methodology and protocols for identification and characterization, followed by chapters covering the various different applications of lncRNAs. Written by leading experts, this book is a must-have resource for students and researchers interested in plant science and biotechnology, horticulture, agriculture, and crop science. Stresses such as heat, cold, drought, heavy metals, UV radiations, bacterial and fungal pathogens, and insect pests largely affect the productivity of various horticultural plants and agricultural crops. However, the ever-increasing human population regularly demands an increase in yield and quality of produce. Long non-coding RNAs are associated with various developmental pathways, regulatory systems, abiotic and biotic stress responses, and signaling, and can provide an alternative strategy for stress management in plants.