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This volume is the first attempt to summarize current knowledge about the underlying molecular and biochemical mechanisms controlling the metastatic phenotype. While all previous authors attempted to put their findings into a context for translation to the clinical situation, the state of the art does not fully allow this because the field of metastasis is relatively new. Nonetheless, the contents of this volume will be of use to members of the cancer... more...

For decades after identifying the structure of DNA, scientists focused only on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions that make up 98% of the human genome were dismissed as "junk," sequences that serve no purpose. Yet recently researchers have discovered variations and modulations in this junk DNA that underwrite a number of intractable diseases. This knowledge has led to... more...

This third edition of a student-tested primer provides guided instruction in the analysis and interpretation of genetic principles and problem solving. All core areas of genetics are covered. Each section is introduced with a summary of key concepts and terms. A series of problems, graded from simple to more complex, then allows students to test their understanding of the material. Each question is accompanied by a detailed explanation. This new... more...

Each of us is a collection of more than ten trillion cells, busy performing tasks crucial to our continued existence. Gene regulation networks, consisting of a subset of genes called transcription factors, control cellular activity, producing the right gene activities for the many situations that the multiplicity of cells in our bodies face. Genes working together make up a truly... more...

Genetics, Health Care and Public Policy is an introduction to the new discipline of public health genetics. It brings together the insights of genetic and molecular science as a means of protecting and improving the health of the population. This book sets out the basic principles of public health genetics for a wide audience of readers from those providing health care to those involved in establishing health policy. It provides one-stop introductory... more...


In this book, leading experts provide detailed descriptions of the exciting treatments that are expected to become part of the ophthalmologist’s arsenal within the next 10–20 years. The treatments discussed relate to a wide variety of conditions, including macular degeneration, Leber’s congenital amaurosis, retinitis pigmentosa, choroideremia, and retinoschisis. The authors explain clearly how different gene and cell therapies work and provide... more...


This book presents epigenetics research as a new way of looking at genetics. Topics range from basic epigenetics mechanisms to development of cells and organisms and the biological basis of diseases. In addition the book focuses on immunology and the role of viruses in epigenetics. The last part of the book highlights proteins and peptides as epigenetic modulators.

In this volume expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to study RNA. These methods are presented as a guidebook to scientists who are experienced with RNA research and want to brush up on a new technique. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents,... more...

by Han Yu
This book examines the visual representations used in the popular communication of genetics. Drawing upon public science communication theories, information design theories, and social semiotics, the book offers both in-depth analyses and high-level synthesis of how genetics is visualized for the U.S. public from the early 20th century to the present. Individual chapters focus on six visual genres: photographs, micrographs, illustrations, genetic code... more...