Medicine » Medical Genetics

Human Genetic Diseases

Edited by Dijana Plaseska-Karanfilska, ISBN 978-953-307-936-3, 298 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 03, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/904
Edited Volume

The genetics science is less than 150 years old, but its accomplishments have been astonishing. Genetics has become an indispensable component of almost all research in modern biology and medicine. Human genetic variation is associated with many, if not all, human diseases and disabilities. Nowadays, studies investigating any biological process, from the molecular level to the population level, use the "genetic approach" to gain understanding of that process. This book contains many diverse chapters, dealing with human genetic diseases, methods to diagnose them, novel approaches to treat them and molecular approaches and concepts to understand them. Although this book does not give a comprehensive overview of human genetic diseases, I believe that the sixteen book chapters will be a valuable resource for researchers and students in different life and medical sciences.