Theory, Methods and Applications
Edited by Michael H. Crawford
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Anthropological Genetics by Michael H. Crawford
Book DescriptionAnthropological genetics is a field that has been in existence since the 1960s and has been growing within medical schools and academic departments, such as anthropology and human biology, ever since. With the recent developments in DNA and computer technologies, the field of anthropological genetics has been redefined. This volume deals with the molecular revolution and how DNA markers can provide insight into the processes of evolution, the mapping of genes for complex phenotypes and the reconstruction of the human diaspora. In addition to this, there are explanations of the technological developments and how they affect the fields of forensic anthropology and population studies, alongside the methods of field investigations and their contribution to anthropological genetics. This book brings together leading figures from the field to provide an introduction to anthropological genetics, aimed at advanced undergraduates to professionals, in genetics, biology, medicine and anthropology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521838092
(246mm x 189mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael H. Crawford
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Up-to-date and comprehensive, this book is an integration of the biological, cultural and historical dimensions of population movement.
Human Biology of Pastoral Populations, Paperback (September 2008)
A systematic evaluation of the biology and health of animal herding populations.
Anthropological Genetics, Paperback (November 2006)
Volume detailing the effects of the molecular revolution on anthropological genetics and how it redefined the field.
Current Consult Cardiology, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Michael H. Crawford
Features alphabetically-organized bulleted spreads covering things from syndromes and symptoms to diagnosis and treatment for various areas of cardiology. This reference is suitable for busy clinicians who don't have the time to consult with large references or online databases that are too comprehensive for their immediate treatment needs.
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Author Biography - Michael H. Crawford
Michael H. Crawford is Professor of Anthropology and Genetics at the University of Kansas, USA.
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