Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 158765654X
  • ISBN-13: 9781587656545
  • DDC: 616.042
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1498 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Overview

The latest edition to the Salem Health family, Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions alphabetically arranges 459 essays on diseases, biology, techniques, methodologies, genetic engineering, biotechnology, ethics, and social issues. Written for nonspecialists by professors and professional medical writers, this comprehensive reference publication will interest health care consumers, premedical students, public library patrons, and librarians building scientific collections. Designed for the general reader, Salem Health: Genetics and Inherited Conditions is a revised and expanded version of Salem's award winning Encyclopedia of Genetics, published in 2004. It adds 237 topics new to the encyclopedia, many of them diseases and conditions that are known to be genetic in origin to some degree. In addition, two entries from the last edition were replaced and 79 were heavily revised by experts to bring them up to date. All other previously published entries were reedited and their bibliographies updated with the latest sources. All appendixes were updated by science experts.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher’s Note.
Preface.
Contributors.
Complete List of Contents.
1: Aarskog Syndrome.
2: ABO Blood Group System.
3: Achondroplasia.
4: Adrenoleukodystrophy.
5: Adrenomyelopathy.
6: Agammaglobulinemia.
7: Aggression.
8: Aging.
9: Alagille Syndrome.
10: Albinism.
11: Alcoholism.
12: Alexander Disease.
13: Alkaptonuria.
14: Allergies.
15: Alpha-1-Antitrypsin Deficiency.
16: Alport Syndrome.
17: Altruism.
18: Alzheimer’s Disease.
19: Amniocentesis.
20: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
21: Ancient DNA.
22: Andersen’s Disease.
23: Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
24: Animal Cloning.
25: Aniridia.
26: Ankylosing Spondylitis.
27: Anthrax.
28: Antibodies.
29: Antisense RNA.
30: APC Gene Testing.
31: Apert Syndrome.
32: Archaea.
33: Arnold-Chiari Syndrome.
34: Artificial Selection.
35: Asthma.
36: Ataxia Telangiectasia.
37: Atherosclerosis.
38: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
39: Autism.
40: Autoimmune Disorders.
41: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome.
42: Bacterial Genetics and Cell Structure.
43: Bacterial Resistance and Super Bacteria.
44: Barlow’s Syndrome.
45: Bartter Syndrome.
46: Batten Disease.
47: Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome.
48: Behavior.
49: Best Disease.
50: Biochemical Mutations.
51: Bioethics.
52: Biofertilizers.
53: Bioinformatics.
54: Biological Clocks.
55: Biological Determinism.
56: Biological Weapons.
57: Biopesticides.
58: Biopharmaceuticals.
59: Bipolar Affective Disorder.
60: Bloom Syndrome.
61: Blotting: Southern, Northern, and Western.
62: Brachydactyly.
63: BRAF Gene.
64: BRCA1 and BRCA2 Genes.
65: Breast Cancer.
66: Burkitt’s Lymphoma.
67: Canavan disease.
68: Cancer.
69: Cardiomyopathy.
70: Carpenter Syndrome.
71: cDNA Libraries.
72: Celiac Disease.
73: Cell Culture: Animal Cells.
74: Cell Culture: Plant Cells.
75: Cell Cycle.
76: Cell Division.
77: Central Dogma of Molecular Biology.
78: Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis.
79: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome.
80: Chediak-Higashi Syndrome.
81: Chemical Mutagens.
82: Chloroplast Genes.
83: Cholera.
84: Chorionic Villus Sampling.
85: Choroideremia.
86: Chromatin Packaging.
87: Chromosome Mutation.
88: Chromosome Structure.
89: Chromosome Theory of Heredity.
90: Chromosome Walking and Jumping.
91: Chronic Granulomatous Disease.
92: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.
93: Classical Transmission Genetics.
94: Cleft Lip and Palate.
95: Cloning.
96: Cloning: Ethical Issues.
97: Cloning Vectors.
98: Cockayne Syndrome.
99: Colon Cancer.
100: Color Blindness.
101: Complementation Testing.
102: Complete Dominance.
103: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.
104: Congenital Defects.
105: Congenital Hypothyroidism.
106: Congenital Muscular Dystrophy.
107: Consanguinity and Genetic Disease.
108: Corneal Dystrophies.
109: Cornelia de Lange Syndrome.
110: Cowden Syndrome.
111: Cri du Chat Syndrome.
112: Criminality.
113: Crohn Disease.
114: Crouzon Syndrome.
115: Cystic Fibrosis.
116: Cytokinesis.
117: Dandy-Walker Syndrome.
118: Deafness.
119: Depression.
120: Developmental Genetics.
121: Diabetes.
122: Diabetes Insipidus.
123: Diastrophic Dysplasia.
124: DiGeorge Syndrome.
125: Dihybrid Inheritance.
126: DNA Fingerprinting.
127: DNA Isolation.
128: DNA Repair.
129: DNA Replication.
130: DNA Sequencing Technology.
131: DNA Structure and Function.
132: Down Syndrome.
133: DPC4 Gene Testing.
134: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
135: Dwarfism.
136: Dyslexia.
137: Edwards Syndrome.
138: Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome.
139: Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases.
140: Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis.
141: Epilepsy.
142: Epistasis.
143: Essential Tremor.
144: Eugenics.
145: Eugenics: Nazi Germany.
146: Evolutionary Biology.
147: Extrachromosomal Inheritance.
148: Fabry Disease.
149: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.
150: Familial Mediterranean Fever.
151: Fanconi Anemia.
152: Farber Disease.
153: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.
154: Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH).
155: Forbes Disease.
156: Forensic Genetics.
157: Fragile X Syndrome.
158: Friedreich Ataxia.
159: Galactokinase Deficiency.
160: Galactosemia.