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Genomes, Evolution, and Culture : Past, Present, and Future of Humankind (Hardcover) (Rene J. Herrera)

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While most of us dont imagine for a second that we will develop accelerated cell regeneration or telepathy in the near future, there is no doubt that human evolution, especially in the guise of genetic manipulation, is at the forefront of public consciousness. In the past 5 years, human molecular evolution has moved away from genes and toward genomes, allowing us to begin identifying the genetic markers of previous evolutionary adaptations in both human and comparative vertebrate species. This allows us to consider the molecular basis of disease, for instance, and facilitates advances in fields such as personalized medication.

This book highlights the relation between genomic information and cultural and linguistic evolution at the population level and discusses the following aspects:

The history of human evolutionary genetics

The human genome: structure, function, and variation

Population structure

Genetic variability

Gene and genomic dynamics

Human origins and early diasporas

Culture

Health and disease

Recent human evolution: an integrative approach

Bioethics: consequences and implications of genetic technology on human evolution

Future of human evolution
Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Rene J. Herrera
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2016
TCIN: 51859418
UPC: 9781118876404
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-8036

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