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Rigor and Reproducibility in Genetics and Genomics

Rigor and Reproducibility in Genetics and Genomics Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-07-01
ISBN : 0128172193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rigor and Reproducibility in Genetics and Genomics: Peer-reviewed, Published, Cited provides a full methodological and statistical overview for researchers, clinicians, students, and post-doctoral fellows conducting genetic and genomic research. Here, active geneticists, clinicians, and bioinformaticists offer practical solutions for a variety of challenges associated with several modern approaches in genetics and genomics, including genotyping, gene expression analysis, epigenetic analysis, GWAS, EWAS, genomic sequencing, and gene editing. Emphasis is placed on rigor and reproducibility throughout, with each section containing laboratory case-studies and classroom activities covering step-by-step protocols, best practices, and common pitfalls. Specific genetic and genomic technologies discussed include microarray analysis, DNA-seq, RNA-seq, Chip-Seq, methyl-seq, CRISPR gene editing, and CRISPR-based genetic analysis. Training exercises, supporting data, and in-depth discussions of rigor, reproducibility, and ethics in research together deliver a solid foundation in research standards for the next generation of genetic and genomic scientists. Provides practical approaches and step-by-step protocols to strengthen genetic and genomic research conducted in the lab or classroom Through illustrative case studies and training exercises, discusses common pitfalls and solutions for genotyping, gene expression analysis, epigenetic analysis, GWAS, EWAS, genomic sequencing, and gene editing, among other genetic and genomic approaches Specifically examines best practices for microarray analysis, DNA-seq, RNA-seq, gene expression validation, Chip-Seq, methyl-seq, CRISPR gene editing, and CRISPR-based genetic analysis

Clinical Genome Sequencing

Clinical Genome Sequencing Book
Author : Aad Tibben,Barbara B. Biesecker
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-03-30
ISBN : 0128133368
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clinical Genome Sequencing: Psychological Aspects thoroughly details key psychological factors to consider while implementing genome sequencing in clinical practice, taking into account the subtleties of genetic risk assessment, patient consent and best practices for sharing genomic findings. Chapter contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners cover topics ranging from the current state of genomic testing, to patient consent, patient responses to sequencing data, common uncertainties, direct-to-consumer genomics, the role of genome sequencing in precision medicine, genetic counseling and genome sequencing, genome sequencing in pediatrics, genome sequencing in prenatal testing, and ethical issues in genome sequencing. Applied clinical case studies support concept illustration, making this an invaluable, practical reference for this important and multifaceted topic area within genomic medicine. Features contributions from leading international researchers and practitioners versed in the psychosocial dimensions of genomic medicine implementation Presents clinical case studies that support concept illustration, making this an invaluable reference for students, researchers, and clinicians looking for practical guidance in this important and multifaceted topic area Details the current state of genomic testing, expectations of genome sequencing, patient consent, patient responses to sequencing data, uncertainties in genome sequencing, direct-to-consumer genome sequencing, and more

Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation

Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation Book
Author : Conxi Lázaro,Jordan Lerner-Ellis,Amanda Spurdle
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-02-27
ISBN : 0128205202
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation: Theory and Practice, a new volume in the Translational and Applied Genomics series, covers foundational aspects, modes of analysis, technology, disease and disorder specific case studies, and clinical integration. This book provides a deep theoretical background, as well as applied case studies and methodology, enabling researchers, clinicians and healthcare providers to effectively classify DNA variants associated with disease and patient phenotypes. Practical chapters discuss genomic variant interpretation, terminology and nomenclature, international consensus guidelines, population allele frequency, functional evidence transcripts for RNA, proteins, and enzymes, somatic mutations, somatic profiling, and much more. Compiles best practices, methods and sound evidence for DNA variant classification in one applied volume Features chapter contributions from international leaders in the field Includes practical examples of variant classification for common and rare disorders, and across clinical phenotypes

Practical Genomics for Clinical Ophthalmology

Practical Genomics for Clinical Ophthalmology Book
Author : Jane Ashworth,Graeme C.M. Black,Bart P. Leroy
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-08-15
ISBN : 9780128139448
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical Genomics for Clinical Ophthalmology provides in-depth coverage of the clinical applications of genomics in eye disease, with a key emphasis on case-study based instruction in patient care and genetic counseling aspects, genetic and genomic diagnostics, and treatment pathways. The book presents the latest information on genetic and genomic test results, best practices for delivery of results to patients and families, and ongoing research into therapeutics, with specific chapters covering non-syndromic inherited retinal disease, syndromic IRD, vitreoretinopathies, lens abnormalities, corneal disease, albinism, anterior segment dysgenesis, glaucoma, developmental eye abnormalities, nystagmus, ocular motility disorders, optic neuropathies, phacomatoses, and retinoblastoma, and more. In addition, clinical case studies illustrate examples of common genetic eye disorders and highlight vital learning points for the reader. Presents the work of leading international researchers and clinicians who speak in-depth on the clinical applications of genomics in diagnosis and treatment of eye disease Provides full-color, richly illustrated chapters that cover current genetic and genomic testing methods employed in ophthalmology Includes instructions on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, including non-syndromic inherited retinal disease, syndromic IRD, vitreoretinopathies, lens abnormalities, corneal disease, albinism, anterior segment dysgenesis, glaucoma, and more Contains case studies that illustrate common genetic eye disorders and highlight vital learning points for the reader

Human Genetics and Genomics

Human Genetics and Genomics Book
Author : Bruce R. Korf,Mira B. Irons
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-11-19
ISBN : 1118537661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This fourth edition of the best-selling textbook, Human Genetics and Genomics, clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of molecular genetics, to clinical applications used in the treatment of both rare and common conditions. A newly expanded Part 1, Basic Principles of Human Genetics, focuses on introducing the reader to key concepts such as Mendelian principles, DNA replication and gene expression. Part 2, Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice, uses case scenarios to help you engage with current genetic practice. Now featuring full-color diagrams, Human Genetics and Genomics has been rigorously updated to reflect today’s genetics teaching, and includes updated discussion of genetic risk assessment, “single gene” disorders and therapeutics. Key learning features include: Clinical snapshots to help relate science to practice ‘Hot topics’ boxes that focus on the latest developments in testing, assessment and treatment ‘Ethical issues’ boxes to prompt further thought and discussion on the implications of genetic developments ‘Sources of information’ boxes to assist with the practicalities of clinical research and information provision Self-assessment review questions in each chapter Accompanied by the Wiley E-Text digital edition (included in the price of the book), Human Genetics and Genomics is also fully supported by a suite of online resources at www.korfgenetics.com, including: Factsheets on 100 genetic disorders, ideal for study and exam preparation Interactive Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with feedback on all answers Links to online resources for further study Figures from the book available as PowerPoint slides, ideal for teaching purposes The perfect companion to the genetics component of both problem-based learning and integrated medical courses, Human Genetics and Genomics presents the ideal balance between the bio-molecular basis of genetics and clinical cases, and provides an invaluable overview for anyone wishing to engage with this fast-moving discipline.

Clinical Ophthalmic Genetics and Genomics

Clinical Ophthalmic Genetics and Genomics Book
Author : Graeme Black,Jane Ashworth
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN : 0128139455
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Practical Genomics for Clinical Ophthalmology provides in-depth coverage of the clinical applications of genomics in eye disease, with a key emphasis on case-study based instruction in patient care and genetic counseling aspects, genetic and genomic diagnostics, and treatment pathways. The book presents the latest information on genetic and genomic test results, best practices for delivery of results to patients and families, and ongoing research into therapeutics, with specific chapters covering non-syndromic inherited retinal disease, syndromic IRD, vitreoretinopathies, lens abnormalities, corneal disease, albinism, anterior segment dysgenesis, glaucoma, developmental eye abnormalities, nystagmus, ocular motility disorders, optic neuropathies, phacomatoses, and retinoblastoma, and more. In addition, clinical case studies illustrate examples of common genetic eye disorders and highlight vital learning points for the reader. Presents the work of leading international researchers and clinicians who speak in-depth on the clinical applications of genomics in diagnosis and treatment of eye disease Provides full-color, richly illustrated chapters that cover current genetic and genomic testing methods employed in ophthalmology Includes instructions on the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions, including non-syndromic inherited retinal disease, syndromic IRD, vitreoretinopathies, lens abnormalities, corneal disease, albinism, anterior segment dysgenesis, glaucoma, and more Contains case studies that illustrate common genetic eye disorders and highlight vital learning points for the reader

Human Genetics and Genomics Includes Wiley E Text

Human Genetics and Genomics  Includes Wiley E Text Book
Author : Bruce R. Korf,Mira B. Irons, M.D.
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-02-11
ISBN : 0470654473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This text clearly explains the key principles needed by medical and health sciences students, from the basis of molecular genetics, to clinical applications used in the treatment of both rare and common conditions. A newly expanded Part 1, Basic Principles of Human Genetics, focuses on introducing the reader to key concepts such as Mendelian principles, DNA replication and gene expression.Part 2, Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice, uses case scenarios to help you engage with current genetic practice. Now featuring full-color diagrams, Human Genetics and Genomics has been rigorously updated to reflect today's genetics teaching, and includes updated discussion of genetic risk assessment, single gene disorders and therapeutics. Key learning features include: Clinical snapshots to help relate science to practice 'Hot topics' boxes that focus on the latest developments in testing, assessment and treatment 'Ethical issues' boxes to prompt further thought and discussion on the implications of genetic developments 'Sources of information' boxes to assist with the practicalities of clinical research and information provision.

Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation

Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation Book
Author : Conxi Lázaro,Jordan Lerner-Ellis,Amanda Spurdle,George P. Patrinos
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-03-15
ISBN : 0128205199
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a very exciting time in the field of human genetics; NGS technology is generating enormous amounts of data for classifying genetic variants. However, defining the role of these variants in human health and disease can be difficult, especially when a variant's mechanism of action or the phenotype associated with a genetic mutation are not well defined. Work in multidisciplinary teams and development of multifactorial algorithms, including artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches, are integral to streamlining variant classification. Clinical DNA Variant Interpretation: Theory and Practice, a new volume in the Translational and Applied Genomics series, brings more than thirty international experts together to compile variant interpretation best practices and approaches in a single volume, covering foundational aspects, modes of analysis, technology, disease and disorder specific case studies, and clinical integration. This book provides a deep theoretical background, as well as applied case studies and methodology, enabling researchers, clinicians, and healthcare providers to effectively classify DNA variants associated with disease and patient phenotypes. Practical chapters discuss genomic variant interpretation, terminology and nomenclature; international consensus guidelines; population allele frequency; functional evidence transcripts for RNA, proteins, and enzymes; somatic mutations and somatic profiling; CNV interpretation; quantitative modeling; machine learning approaches; genomic data sharing; genetic testing in clinical practice; and holistic case-level interpretation. Biomedical specialties of relevance include internal medicine, medical genetics, oncology, psychiatry, neurology, and immunology, and those driving implementation of precision medicine and personalized treatments.

Responsible Genomic Data Sharing

Responsible Genomic Data Sharing Book
Author : Xiaoqian Jiang,Haixu Tang
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-03-14
ISBN : 0128163399
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Responsible Genomic Data Sharing: Challenges and Approaches brings together international experts in genomics research, bioinformatics and digital security who analyze common challenges in genomic data sharing, privacy preserving technologies, and best practices for large-scale genomic data sharing. Practical case studies, including the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, the Beacon Network, and the Matchmaker Exchange, are discussed in-depth, illuminating pathways forward for new genomic data sharing efforts across research and clinical practice, industry and academia. Addresses privacy preserving technologies and how they can be applied to enable responsible genomic data sharing Employs illustrative case studies and analyzes emerging genomic data sharing efforts, common challenges and lessons learned Features chapter contributions from international experts in responsible approaches to genomic data sharing

Best Practice Research

Best Practice   Research Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Best Practice Research book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics Book
Author : Samuel A. Cushman,Andrew J. Shirk,Glenn T. Howe,Melanie A. Murphy,Rodney J. Dyer,Stéphane Joost
Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
Release : 2018-08-03
ISBN : 2889455483
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ecosystems are the stage on which the play of evolution is acted, and ecosystems are complex, spatially structured and temporally varying. The purpose of this Research Topic is to explore critical challenges and opportunities for the transition from landscape genetics to landscape genomics. Landscape genetics has focused on the spatial analysis of small genetic datasets, typically comprised of less than 20 microsatellite markers, taken from clusters of individuals in putative populations or distributed individuals across landscapes. The recent emergence of large scale genomic datasets produced by next generation sequencing methods poses tremendous challenge and opportunity to the field. Perhaps the greatest is to produce, process, curate, archive and analyze spatially referenced genomic datasets in a way such that research is led by a priori hypotheses regarding how environmental heterogeneity and temporal dynamics interact to affect gene flow and selection. The papers in the Research Topic cover a broad range of topics under this area of focus, from reviews of the emergence of landscape genetics, to best practices in spatial analysis of genetic data. The compilation, like the emerging field itself, is eclectic and illustrates the scope of both the challenges and opportunities of this emerging field.

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Health

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Health Book
Author : Olaf Bodamer
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-03
ISBN : 9780128170168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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. Presents succinct commentary and key learning points that support the translation of precision and genomic medicine Highlights the practical use of precision medicine in the management of pediatric patients Provides a comprehensive volume that is written and edited by leading researchers, clinicians and scientists

Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine

Understanding Disparities in Access to Genomic Medicine Book
Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Genomics and Precision Health
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2019-01-28
ISBN : 0309485258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genomic medicine is defined as the routine use of genomic information about an individual as part of his or her clinical care as well as the health outcomes and policy implications of that clinical use. It is one approach that has the potential to improve the quality of health care by allowing practitioners to tailor prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies to individual patients. In recent years, research breakthroughs, technological advances, and the decreasing cost of DNA sequencing have led to the wider adoption of genomic medicine. However, as with the introduction of new technologies into health care, there are concerns that genetic and genomic testing and services will not reach all segments of the population both now and in the near future, and there remains a gap in knowledge regarding potential health care disparities in genomic medicine and precision health approaches. On June 27, 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine hosted a public workshop to examine the gaps in knowledge related to access to genomic medicine and to discuss health care disparities and possible approaches to overcoming the disparate use of genomic medicine among populations. Workshop participants discussed research on access to genetics and genomics services in medically underserved areas, model programs of care for diverse patient populations, and current challenges and possible best practices for alleviating health care disparities as they relate to genomics-based approaches. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Genomics Enabled Learning Health Care Systems

Genomics Enabled Learning Health Care Systems Book
Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2015-07-08
ISBN : 0309371155
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The inclusion of genomic data in a knowledge-generating health care system infrastructure is one promising way to harness the full potential of that information to provide better patient care. In such a system, clinical practice and research influence each other with the goal of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. To examine pragmatic approaches to incorporating genomics in learning health care systems, the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Translating Genomic-Based Research for Health hosted a workshop which convened a variety of stakeholder groups, including commercial developers, health information technology professionals, clinical providers, academic researchers, patient groups, and government and health system representatives, to present their perspectives and participate in discussions on maximizing the value that can be obtained from genomic information. The workshop examined how a variety of systems are capturing and making use of genomic data to generate knowledge for advancing health care in the 21st century. It also sought to evaluate the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for capturing or using genomic information in knowledge-generating health care systems. Genomics-Enabled Learning Health Care Systems summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Lashley s Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice Second Edition

Lashley s Essentials of Clinical Genetics in Nursing Practice  Second Edition Book
Author : Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM,Tonya A. Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC,Felissa R. Lashley, PhD, RN, FABMGG
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2015-09-16
ISBN : 0826129137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Completely updated to help nurses learn to ìthink geneticallyî Todayís nurses must be able to ìthink geneticallyî to help individuals and families who are affected by genetic disease or contemplating genetic testing. This book is a classic resource for nursing students and practitioners at all levels who need to acquire the knowledge and skills for using genomics in their practice. This completely updated second edition encompasses the many recent advances in genetic research and knowledge, providing essential new information on the science, technology, and clinical application of genomics. It focuses on the provision of individualized patient care based on personal genetics and dispositions. The second edition is designed for use by advanced practice nursing programs, as well as undergraduate programs. It pinpoints new developments in prenatal, maternity, and pediatric issues and supplies new information on genomics-based personal drug therapy, environmental susceptibilities, genetic therapies, epigenetics, and ethics The text features a practical, clinically oriented framework in line with the core competencies defined by the AACN. It delivers information according to a lifespan approach used in the practice setting. The second edition continues to provide basic information on genomics, its impact on healthcare, and genetic disorders. It covers prevention, genetic counseling and referral, neuropsychiatric nursing, and public health. The core of the text presents information on a variety of diseases that affect patients throughout the lifespan, with specific guidance on the nursing role. Also included are tests for a variety of diseases and information on pharmacogenomics, which enable health care providers to select the best drugs for treatment based on a patientís genetic makeup. Plentiful case study examples support the information throughout. Additionally, an instructorís package of PowerPoint slides and a test bank are provided for use at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. New to the Second Edition: Completely updated with several new chapters Personal drug therapy based on genomics Environmental susceptibilities Prenatal detection and diagnosis Newborn and genetic screening Reproductive technologies Ethical issues Genetic therapies Epigenetics Content for graduate-level programs PowerPoint slides and a test bank for all student levels Key Features: Encompasses state-of-the-art genomics from a nursing perspective Provides a practical, clinically oriented lifespan approach Covers science, technology, and clinical application of genomics Addresses prevention, genetic testing, and treatment methods Written for undergraduate- and graduate-level nursing students

Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome

Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome Book
Author : David N. Cooper
Publisher : Natures Pub Limited
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome is the only reference resource devoted entirely to the scientific basis and genetics and genomics research and the complex commercial, philosophical, and ethical questions that arise from it. It presents a comprehensive and rigorously detailed overview of current genome science and its groundbreaking applications, examining the many topics that surround the field from the differing perspectives of history, philosophy, ethics, law, medicine, public health, and industry. Core areas covered include: structural genomics, functional genomics, chromosome structure and function, evolution and comparative genomics, genome mapping and sequencing, genes and disease, behavioural and psychiatric genetics, mathematical and population genetics, proteomics, bioinformatics, ethical, legal and social issues and biographies or key figures.

Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice

Cancer Nursing  Principles and Practice Book
Author : Connie Henke Yarbro,Debra Wujcik,Barbara Holmes Gobel
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2010-04-21
ISBN : 1449657818
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition. A new and revised version of this best-selling reference! For over eighteen years, best-selling Cancer Nursing: Principles and Practice has provided oncology nurses with the latest information on new trends in the rapidly changing science of oncology. Now, in its Seventh Edition, Cancer Nursing has been completely revised and updated to reflect key new developments. New topics covered include targeted therapy, hypersensitivity reactions, mucositis, and family and caregiver issues. With 27 new chapters featuring insights from key authors, the Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every oncology nurse.

Biobanking in the 21st Century

Biobanking in the 21st Century Book
Author : Feridoun Karimi-Busheri
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-29
ISBN : 331920579X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Biobanking, an emerging field supported by academia, industry and health administrators alike, is distinctly different today from the practice that once defined it. The science of Biobanking, which initially involved simply storing blood or tissue samples in a freezer, is now a highly sophisticated field of research, and expected to grow exponentially over the next decade or two. This book aims to serve the purpose of further enriching the available literature on Biobanking, by offering unique and more useful collection of ideas for the future. The book outlines the experiences of developing modern Biobanking repositories in different countries, whilst covering specific topics regarding the many aspects of Biobanking. This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers including: academics, students, volunteers and advocates of patients’ rights.

Emery and Rimoin s Essential Medical Genetics

Emery and Rimoin s Essential Medical Genetics Book
Author : David L. Rimoin,Reed E. Pyeritz,Bruce R. Korf
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780124072404
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides scientific fundamentals, full spectrum discussion of major inherited disorders, and actionable therapies. Clinically oriented information is supported by concise descriptions of the principles of genetics, research approaches, and analytics to provide advanced diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human disease.

Your Genes Your Health and Personalised Medicine

Your Genes  Your Health and Personalised Medicine Book
Author : Ron C. Michaelis,R. C. Michaelis,Kevin M. Sweet
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-12-12
ISBN : 9781907284168
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We are fast approaching the era of personalized medicine, in which we will each be able to know our level of risk for many diseases, and medical treatments will be tailored to fit the individual, rather than treating all patients who have the same disorder in the same manner. This book is intended to help you understand how your genes influence your health, help you estimate your level of risk for a number of common diseases, and to inform you of the genetic tests which can be performed to help your doctor choose a medication or adjust the dose of a medication to best suit you personally. Your Genes, Your Health and Personalised Medicine contains a chapter which focuses on the interaction between genes and nutrition, and lists a number of genetic tests which can help a nutritionist, dietician or wholistic health practitioner develop a diet plan which best suits your individual physiology. This book will make it easier for both you and your doctor to know what tests can be performed to help determine your risk for a certain disease, the best dose of a medicine to prescribe for you, and what kind of diet will best maintain your health.