Genomics and Health in the Developing World

Genomics and Health in the Developing World

Dhavendra Kumar

Print publication date: May 2012

ISBN: 9780195374759

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Genomics and Health in the Developing World provides detailed and comprehensive coverage of population structures, human genomics, and genome variation - with particular emphasis on medical and health issues - in the emerging economies and countries of the developing world. With sections dedicated to fundamentals of genetics and genomics, epidemiology of human disease, biomarkers, comparative genomics, developments in translational genomic medicine, current and future health strategies related to genetic disease, and pertinent legislative and social factors, this resource highlights the importance of utilizing genetics/genomics knowledge to promote and achieve optimal health in the developing world. Grouped by geographic region, the chapters in this volume address inherited disorders in the developing world, the progress of diagnostic laboratory genetic testing, prenatal screening, and genetic counseling worldwide, the ethical and legal concerns of medical genetics in the developing world, and social, cultural, and religious issues related to genetic diseases across continents.

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