Category: Genetics

Download Behavior Genetics of Cognition Across the Lifespan by Sally J. Wadsworth, Robin P. Corley, John C. DeFries PDF

By Sally J. Wadsworth, Robin P. Corley, John C. DeFries (auth.), Deborah Finkel, Chandra A. Reynolds (eds.)

Along with psychopathology, cognition has been one of many fundamental phenotypic focal issues of the sphere of habit genetics when you consider that its inception. Francis Galton’s 1874 exam of eminent households in Britain was once one of the earliest makes an attempt to enquire no matter if cognitive achievements run in households. This quantity provides present methodologies for realizing cognitive skills that circulate past the superseded nature vs. nurture paradigm. contemporary advances in either assortment and statistical modeling of dual facts, quite longitudinal dual info, make this a particularly positive second to supply a piece that offers a suite of the groundbreaking learn on cognitive skills around the lifespan. This quantity provides an summary of the present nation of quantitative and molecular genetic investigations into the various features of cognitive functionality and functioning around the lifespan.​

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Download In Mendel's Mirror: Philosophical Reflections on Biology by Philip Kitcher PDF

By Philip Kitcher

Philip Kitcher is without doubt one of the top figures within the philosophy of technological know-how at the present time. right here he collects, for the 1st time, lots of his released articles at the philosophy of biology, spanning from the mid-1980's to the present.

The book's identify refers to Gregor Mendel, an Augustinian monk who used to be one of many first scientists to advance a conception of heredity. Mendel's paintings has been deeply influential to our realizing of our selves and our global, simply because the examine of genetics at the present time could have a profound and long term impression on destiny medical study. Kitcher's articles disguise a vast diversity of themes with comparable philosophical and social value: sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, species, race, altruism, genetic determinism, and the rebirth of creationism in clever Design.
Kitcher's paintings at the intersection of biology and the philosophy of technological know-how is either remarkable and wide-ranging, and may attraction not just to philosophers of technological know-how, yet to students and scholars throughout disciplines.

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"What is such a lot notable concerning the e-book is its uniformly top of the range; even supposing the amount runs to just about 400 pages, there aren't any area fillers right here - each one essay is sizeable, penetrating, and authoritative.... In Mendel's reflect plays the precious carrier of amassing jointly a few of the best essays in philosophy of biology written some time past twenty years, and provides a desirable perception into Kitcher's highbrow improvement over that period."--Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

"Reading those papers jointly in a single quantity drives domestic simply how remarkable Kitcher's contribution to our box is. This quantity will unquestionably stimulate debate and supply gas for brand spanking new learn courses in philosophy of biology."--Stephen M. Downes, Biology and Philosophy

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Download Genomic Medicine: Principles and Practice by Dhavendra Kumar, Charis Eng PDF

By Dhavendra Kumar, Charis Eng

The 1st version of Genomics and scientific Medicine supplied an outline of genomics-based advances in illness susceptibility, prognosis, and prediction of remedy results in a number of parts of medication. on the grounds that its e-book, the technological know-how of genomics has made great growth, and fascinating new advancements in biotechnology and bioinformatics have created chances that have been not possible just a couple of years in the past. This thoroughly revised moment version of Genomic Medicine displays the quickly altering face of utilized and translational genomics within the scientific and future health context and offers a complete assurance of rules of genetics and genomics correct to the perform of drugs.

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Download Genetics: Principles and Analysis by Daniel L. Hartl;Elizabeth W. Jones PDF

By Daniel L. Hartl;Elizabeth W. Jones

In contemporary a long time, few disciplines have skilled the explosion of data and learn that genetics has. encouraged partially via controversies and the exposure that this new details generates, lots of state-of-the-art scholars come to a direction in genetics with nice enthusiasm. maintaining this enthusiasm whereas whilst instructing scholars concerning the good looks, logical readability, and team spirit of the topic could be a problem for any instructor. within the fourth version of Genetics: rules and research, Dan Hartl and Beth Jones have written a textual content that would offer you and your scholars with a transparent, complete, rigorous, and balanced creation to genetics on the collage point. it's a consultant to studying a severely very important and infrequently tough topic. however the instruments for studying expand past the confines of the textbook. Your scholars may have the chance to develop into energetic members within the studying method by way of making complete use of state-of-the-art educating and studying know-how. constructed as an built-in and unified software, no different textbook will interact your scholars and fasten them to the topic of genetics like Hartl/Jones!

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