The Genomics Age

Author: Gina Smith
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
ISBN: 9780814428382
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The Genomics Age" is a guide to a startling new reality, a very near future in which science will empower us to make decisions with profound biological, moral, economic, and societal implications.

Genomics Obesity and the Struggle over Responsibilities

Author: Michiel Korthals
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400701274
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume addresses the overlapping aspects of the fields of genomics, obesity and (non-) medical ethics. It is unique in its examination of the implications of genomics for obesity from an ethical perspective. Genomics covers the sciences and technologies involved in the pathways that DNA takes until the organism is completely built and sustained: the range of genes (DNA), transcriptor factors, enhancers, promoters, RNA (copy of DNA), proteins, metabolism of cell, cellular interactions, organisms. Genomics offers a holistic approach, which, when applied to obesity, can have surprising and disturbing implications for the existing networks tackling this phenomenon. The ethical concerns and consideration presented are inspired by the interaction between the procedural perspective emphasizing the necessity of consultative and participatory organizational relationships in the new gray zones between medicine and food, and the substantive perspective that both cherishes individual autonomy and embeds it in socio-cultural contexts.

Bioinformatics Genomics and Proteomics

Author: Ruchi Singh
Publisher: Vikas Publishing House
ISBN: 9325978555
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is an innovative textbook for undergraduates as well as postgraduates offering basic knowledge of biology. Its aim is to provide state-of-the-art information about this developing science that has the potential to replace existing biological approaches to study genes and proteins. The chapters are explained in a concise yet detailed manner, including ample cross-references, references to literature and databases, tables and illustrations. The book's sound approach to this intricately complex field makes it an exceptional resource for further exploration into biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and drug designing fields. Abundant learning features make this book the ideal teaching and learning tool. KEY FEATURES • Illustrations to bolster understanding of complex biochemical relations • Tables for quick access to precise data • Extensive end-of-chapter exercises and references • The most basic details furnished for those who are new to biology • User-friendly, Internet-based bioinformatics tools that allow researchers to extract information from databases and analyze it • Analysis of one software tool discussed in each chapter step-by-step from entering the input till interpretation of the results This is an in-depth textbook written for the biologist who wants a thorough understanding of the popular bioinformatics programs and molecular databases currently in use. It provides a broad, application-oriented overview of this technology.

Genomic Medicine in Emerging Economies

Author: George Patrinos
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128115513
Format: PDF, ePub
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Genomic Medicine in Resource-limited Countries: Genomics for Every Nation provides in-depth analysis and key examples of the implementation of medical genomics in low-income nations across the globe, demonstrating how this advancing medical science has not only transformed health systems, but also led to improved patient care in Indonesian, Nepalese, Chilean, Malaysian, Tanzanian, Argentinian, Chinese, Sri Lankan and Columbian populations, among others. In addition to defining tools, diagnostics and treatment pathways at the population-wide level for medical geneticists, genomic researchers and public health workers, this book offers a case-study based approach that helps users understand how genomic medicine is used in disease-management. Examines essential concepts and protocols, and economic, social and legal considerations related to the implementation of genomic medicine in resource-limited nations Features concrete success stories of the implementation of medical genomics in Indonesian, Nepalese, Chilean, Malaysian, Tanzanian, Argentinian, Chinese, Sri Lankan and Columbian populations, amongst others Provides tools, diagnostics and treatment pathways for medical geneticists, genomic researchers and public health workers to apply in their own work Establishes clear precedents on how genomic technologies can be accessed by nations with limited means and financial support for healthcare

DNA Technology A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884329X
Format: PDF, ePub
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A concise, authoritative source that explores the latest advances and potential uses of DNA, as well as the ethical dilemmas surrounding the altering of genetic material. • Includes a range of primary sources including tables on genetically modified crops, position papers written by nongovernmental organizations, laws, and regulations in the United States and elsewhere in the world • Offers a listing of the most important terms used in a discussion of DNA technologies

Hood

Author: Luke Timmerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780997709339
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lee Hood did that rarest of things. He enabled scientists to see things they couldn't see before and do things they hadn't dreamed of doing. Scientists can now sequence complete human genomes in a day, setting in motion a revolution that is personalizing medicine.Hood, a son of the American West, was an unlikely candidate to transform biology. But with ferocious drive, he led a team at Caltech that developed the automated DNA sequencer, the tool that paved the way for the Human Genome Project. He captivated scientists with his almost religious fervor for the new biology enabled by the machines. Hood's brilliance, rebellion, enthusiasm, and ego earned him detractors as well as admirers. His management style, once described as "creative anarchy," alienated many. Some of his collaborators seethed, claiming he took too much credit. Fellow Caltech biologists charged that his empire building was out of control and ousted him as their chairman. A fraud in his lab made him consider, for a moment, quitting science.Wooed by money from Bill Gates, Hood started over at the University of Washington, creating the world's first Department of Molecular Biotechnology. Seven years later, his impatience for rules drove him to depart. He left at age sixty-one to start his own Institute for Systems Biology. Would he finally achieve the ultimate application of the genome project--personalized medicine?In "Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age," journalist Luke Timmerman zeroes in on a charismatic, controversial personality. Never-before-reported details are drawn from the scientist's confidential files, public records, and more than 150 interviews with Hood and his family, friends, collaborators, and detractors. The result is not just a revealing portrait of one of the most influential biologists of our time, but a deeply human look at science itself.