Chemical Biology of the Genome

Chemical Biology of the Genome
Author: Siddhartha Roy,Tapas K. Kundu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 0128176458
ISBN 13: 9780128176450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of the Genome Book Review:

Chemical Biology of the Genome provides a comprehensive overview of essential concepts and principles of genomic and epigenomics dynamics as explored through the lens of chemical biology. Key examples and case studies illustrate chemical biology methods for study and analysis of the genome and epigenome, with an emphasis on relevance to physiological and pathophysiological processes and drug discovery. Authors and international leaders in biochemical studies of the genome, Drs. Siddhartha Roy and Tapas Kundu, adopt an integrated, interdisciplinary approach throughout, demonstrating how fast evolving chemical and mass-scale sequencing tools are increasingly used to interpret biochemical processes of the genome. Later sections discuss chemical modifications of the genome, DNA sequence recognition by proteins and gene regulation, GWAS and EpiGWAS studies, 3D architecture of the genome, and functional genome architecture. In-depth, discovery focused chapters examine intervention in gene networks using SiRNA/ShRNA, miRNA, and anti-miR, small molecule modulation of iPS, drug resistance pathways altered DNA methylation as drug targets, anti-miR as therapeutics, and nanodelivery of drugs. Offers an interdisciplinary discussion of the chemical biology of the genome and epigenome, employing illustrative case studies in both physiological and pathophysiological contexts Supports researchers in employing chemical and mass-scale sequencing approaches to interpret genomic and epigenomic dynamics Highlights innovative pathways and molecular targets for new disease study and drug discovery

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators
Author: Anandhakumar Chandran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN 10: 9811065470
ISBN 13: 9789811065477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Development of Synthetic Gene Regulators Book Review:

This book focuses on an “outside the box” notion by utilizing the powerful applications of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies in the interface of chemistry and biology. In personalized medicine, developing small molecules targeting a specific genomic sequence is an attractive goal. N-methylpyrrole (P)–N-methylimidazole (I) polyamides (PIPs) are a class of small molecule that can bind to the DNA minor groove. First, a cost-effective NGS (ion torrent platform)-based Bind-n-Seq was developed to identify the binding specificity of PIP conjugates in a randomized DNA library. Their biological influences rely primarily on selective DNA binding affinity, so it is important to analyze their genome-wide binding preferences. However, it is demanding to enrich specifically the small-molecule-bound DNA without chemical cross-linking or covalent binding in chromatinized genomes. Herein is described a method that was developed using high-throughput sequencing to map the differential binding sites and relative enriched regions of non-cross-linked SAHA-PIPs throughout the complex human genome. SAHA-PIPs binding motifs were identified and the genome-level mapping of SAHA-PIPs-enriched regions provided evidence for the differential activation of the gene network. A method using high-throughput sequencing to map the binding sites and relative enriched regions of alkylating PIP throughout the human genome was also developed. The genome-level mapping of alkylating the PIP-enriched region and the binding sites on the human genome identifies significant genomic targets of breast cancer. It is anticipated that this pioneering low-cost, high through-put investigation at the sequence-specific level will be helpful in understanding the binding specificity of various DNA-binding small molecules, which in turn will be beneficial for the development of small-molecule-based drugs targeting a genome-level sequence.

Chemical Genomics

Chemical Genomics
Author: Haian Fu
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-02-13
ISBN 10: 1107377587
ISBN 13: 9781107377585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Genomics Book Review:

Advances in chemistry, biology and genomics coupled with laboratory automation and computational technologies have led to the rapid emergence of the multidisciplinary field of chemical genomics. This edited text, with contributions from experts in the field, discusses the new techniques and applications that help further the study of chemical genomics. The beginning chapters provide an overview of the basic principles of chemical biology and chemical genomics. This is followed by a technical section that describes the sources of small-molecule chemicals; the basics of high-throughput screening technologies; and various bioassays for biochemical-, cellular- and organism-based screens. The final chapters connect the chemical genomics field with personalized medicine and the druggable genome for future discovery of new therapeutics. This book will be valuable to researchers, professionals and graduate students in many fields, including biology, biomedicine and chemistry.

Chemical Biology of Natural Products

Chemical Biology of Natural Products
Author: David J. Newman,Gordon M. Cragg,Paul Grothaus
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2017-09-22
ISBN 10: 1351643282
ISBN 13: 9781351643283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Natural Products Book Review:

Chemical Biology of Natural Products This unique, long-awaited volume is designed to address contemporary aspects of natural product chemistry and its influence on biological systems, not solely on human interactions. The subjects covered include discovery, isolation and characterization, biosynthesis, biosynthetic engineering, pharmaceutical, and other applications of these compounds. Each chapter begins with a brief and simple introduction to the subject matter, and then proceeds to guide the reader towards the more contemporary, cutting-edge research in the field, with the contributing authors presenting current examples from their own work in order to exemplify key themes. Topics covered in the text include genome mining, heterologous expression, natural product synthesis, biosynthesis, glycosylation, chemical ecology, and therapeutic applications of natural products, both current and potential.

Quadruplex Nucleic Acids

Quadruplex Nucleic Acids
Author: Stephen Neidle,Shankar Balasubramanian
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2007-10-31
ISBN 10: 1847555292
ISBN 13: 9781847555298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quadruplex Nucleic Acids Book Review:

Guanine rich DNA has been known for decades to form unusual structures, although their biological relevance was little understood. Recent advances have demonstrated that quadruplex structures can play a role in gene expression and provide opportunities for a new class of anticancer therapeutics. A number of quadruplex-specific proteins have also been discovered. Quadruplex Nucleic Acids discusses all aspects of the fundamentals of quadruplex structures, including their structure in solution and the crystalline state, the kinetics of quadruplex folding, and the role of cations in structure and stability. The biology of quadruplexes and G-rich genomic regions and G-quartets in supramolecular chemistry and nanoscience are also considered. Surveying the current state of knowledge, and with contributions from leading experts, this is the first comprehensive review of this rapidly growing area. Quadruplex Nucleic Acids is ideal for researchers interested in areas related to chemistry, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, molecular pharmacology, and structural and molecular biology.

Chemical Genomics

Chemical Genomics
Author: Stefan Jaroch,Hilmar Weinmann
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2007-05-26
ISBN 10: 3540376356
ISBN 13: 9783540376354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Genomics Book Review:

Chemical genomics is a highly interdisciplinary and very exciting field of research both in academics and in the life sciences industry. The Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop 58 was organized to bring together scientific leaders in the field to discuss the implications of chemical genomics for drug discovery. Various aspects of the interface between chemistry and biology are covered in this volume, such as chemogenomics efforts in the pharmaceutical industry, diversity-oriented synthesis, chemogenomic approaches to the study of cell function, screening technologies, and natural products as tools in chemical biology.

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs
Author: Stefan Jurga,Jan Barciszewski
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 303044743X
ISBN 13: 9783030447434
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chemical Biology of Long Noncoding RNAs Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed overview of various aspects of long non-coding RNAs. It discusses their emerging significance in molecular medicine, ranging from human cancers to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Transcriptomic studies have demonstrated that the majority of genomes found in complex organisms are expressed in highly dynamic and cell-specific patterns, producing huge numbers of intergenic, antisense and intronic long non-protein-coding RNAs (lncRNAs). Thousands of lncRNAs have been identified, and unlike mRNA, they have no protein-coding capacity. A large repertoire of ncRNAs, actively transcribed from the mammalian genome, control diverse cellular processes, both in terms of development and diseases, through a variety of gene regulatory mechanisms. IncRNAs have emerged as a new paradigm in epigenetic regulation of the genome. Given its scope, the book will be of particular interest to molecular, chemical, cell and developmental biologists, as well as specialists in translational medicine involved in disease-oriented research. It also offers a valuable resource for in silico experts seeking a deeper understanding of lncRNA expression and function through computational analysis of the NGS data.

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics
Author: ERIC MARECHAL,Sylvaine Roy,Laurence Lafanechère
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-21
ISBN 10: 3642196152
ISBN 13: 9783642196157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics Book Review:

Biological and chemical sciences have undergone an unprecedented transformation, reflected by the huge use of parallel and automated technologies in key fields such as genome sequencing, DNA chips, nanoscale functional biology or combinatorial chemistry. It is now possible to generate and store from tens of thousands to millions of new small molecules, based on enhanced chemical synthesis strategies. Automated screening of small molecules is one of the technologies that has revolutionized biology, first developed for the pharmaceutical industry and recently introduced in academic laboratories. High-throughput and high-content screening allow the identification of bioactive compounds in collections of molecules (chemical libraries), being effective on biological targets defined at various organisational scales, from proteins to cells to complete organisms. These bioactive molecules can be therapeutic drug candidates, molecules for biotech, diagnostic or agronomic applications, or tools for basic research. Handling a large number of biological (genomic and post-genomic), chemical and experimental information, screening approaches cannot be envisaged without any electronic storage and mathematical treatment of the data. “Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics” is an introductory manual presenting methods and concepts making up the basis for this recent discipline. This book is dedicated to biologists, chemists and computer scientist beginners. It is organized in brief, illustrated chapters with practical examples. Clear definitions of biological, chemical and IT concepts are given in a glossary section to help readers who are not familiar with one of these disciplines. "Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics" should therefore be helpful for students (from Bachelor's degree level), technological platform engineers, and researchers in biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, both in biotech and academic laboratories.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Molecular Biology of the Cell
Author: Bruce Alberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780815332183
ISBN 13: 0815332181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Sheng Ding
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-02-08
ISBN 10: 0470199121
ISBN 13: 9780470199121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical and Functional Genomic Approaches to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Scientists believe that stem cells have the potential to revolutionize the treatment of numerous diseases and conditions. This guide covers recent advances in technologies and their applications in stem cell biology, addressing the use of both embryonic and adult stem cells and discussing diverse technologies, including genome-wide expression analysis, informatics, chemical genomics, and more. Applications covered encompass self-renewal, differentiation, reprogramming, and regeneration in model organisms. This is a premier reference for practicing professionals involved in stem cell research and students.

DNA targeting Molecules as Therapeutic Agents

DNA targeting Molecules as Therapeutic Agents
Author: Michael J Waring
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1788014286
ISBN 13: 9781788014281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DNA targeting Molecules as Therapeutic Agents Book Review:

There have been remarkable advances towards discovering agents that exhibit selectivity and sequence-specificity for DNA, as well as understanding the interactions that underlie its propensity to bind molecules. This progress has important applications in many areas of biotechnology and medicine, notably in cancer treatment as well as in future gene targeting therapies. The editor and contributing authors are leaders in their fields and provide useful perspectives from diverse and interdisciplinary backgrounds on the current status of this broad area. The role played by chemistry is a unifying theme. Early chapters cover methodologies to evaluate DNA-interactive agents and then the book provides examples of DNA-interactive molecules and technologies in development as therapeutic agents. DNA-binding metal complexes, peptide and polyamide–DNA interactions, and gene targeting tools are some of the most compelling topics treated in depth. This book will be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers in chemical biology, biochemistry, structural biology and medicinal fields. It will also be of interest to supramolecular chemists and biophysicists.

Drug Discovery from Natural Products

Drug Discovery from Natural Products
Author: Olga Genilloud,Francisca Vicente
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 184973495X
ISBN 13: 9781849734950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drug Discovery from Natural Products Book Review:

This book offers an integrated review of the most recent trends in natural products drug discovery and key lead candidates that are outstanding for their chemistry and biology as a starting point in novel drug development. The authors focus on different trends that are and will continue to be impacting multiples stages of modern drug discovery from NPs that have not been included in other works. This is complemented with a series of case studies from leading experts from industry and academia on key molecules and derivatives that have been chosen for their novelty in chemistry, biology and clinical applications. The book intends to reflect the current confluence of different disciplines in chemical biology and synthetic chemistry supported by a more profound knowledge of systems biology that ensures the concurrency and synergisms of expertise from different research fields that impact in the discovery of novel molecules. In the first section the chapters reflect recent approaches to exploit the biosynthetic potential of microbial resources (including genome mining, metagenomic and epigenetic approaches), as well as biosynthetic chemistry tools to respond to product supply and novel screening alternatives that have lead to the discovery of novel chemistry. The second part reviews, in the form of case studies, some examples of bioactive molecules in the important therapeutic areas of antiinfectives, oncology and antiparasitics.

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids
Author: Volker A. Erdmann,Wojciech T. Markiewicz,Jan Barciszewski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business
Total Pages: 599
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN 10: 3642544525
ISBN 13: 9783642544521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Biology of Nucleic Acids Book Review:

This volume contains 29 engrossing chapters contributed by worldwide, leading research groups in the field of chemical biology. Topics include pre-biology; the establishment of the genetic code; isomerization of RNA; damage of nucleobases in RNA; the dynamic structure of nucleic acids and their analogs in DNA replication, extra- and intra-cellular transport; molecular crowding by the use of ionic liquids; new technologies enabling the modification of gene expression via editing of therapeutic genes; the use of riboswitches; the modification of mRNA cap regions; new approaches to detect appropriately modified RNAs with EPR spectroscopy and the use of parallel and high-throughput techniques for the analysis of the structure and new functions of nucleic acids. This volume discusses how chemistry can add new frontiers to the field of nucleic acids in molecular medicine, biotechnology and nanotechnology and is not only an invaluable source of information to chemists, biochemists and life scientists but will also stimulate future research.

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology
Author: David P. Clark,Nanette J. Pazdernik
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN 10: 0123785952
ISBN 13: 9780123785954
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology Book Review:

Molecular Biology, Second Edition, examines the basic concepts of molecular biology while incorporating primary literature from today’s leading researchers. This updated edition includes Focuses on Relevant Research sections that integrate primary literature from Cell Press and focus on helping the student learn how to read and understand research to prepare them for the scientific world. The new Academic Cell Study Guide features all the articles from the text with concurrent case studies to help students build foundations in the content while allowing them to make the appropriate connections to the text. Animations provided deal with topics such as protein purification, transcription, splicing reactions, cell division and DNA replication and SDS-PAGE. The text also includes updated chapters on Genomics and Systems Biology, Proteomics, Bacterial Genetics and Molecular Evolution and RNA. An updated ancillary package includes flashcards, online self quizzing, references with links to outside content and PowerPoint slides with images. This text is designed for undergraduate students taking a course in Molecular Biology and upper-level students studying Cell Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Biology, Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, and Agriculture. NEW: "Focus On Relevant Research" sections integrate primary literature from Cell Press and focus on helping the student learn how to read and understand research to prepare them for the scientific world. NEW: Academic Cell Study Guide features all articles from the text with concurrent case studies to help students build foundations in the content while allowing them to make the appropriate connections to the text. NEW: Animations provided include topics in protein purification, transcription, splicing reactions, cell division and DNA replication and SDS-PAGE Updated chapters on Genomics and Systems Biology, Proteomics, Bacterial Genetics and Molecular Evolution and RNA Updated ancillary package includes flashcards, online self quizzing, references with links to outside content and PowerPoint slides with images. Fully revised art program

Genomics

Genomics
Author: Charles R. Cantor,Cassandra L. Smith
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2004-01-06
ISBN 10: 0471461865
ISBN 13: 9780471461869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics Book Review:

A unique exploration of the principles and methods underlying theHuman Genome Project and modern molecular genetics andbiotechnology-from two top researchers In Genomics, Charles R. Cantor, former director of the HumanGenome Project, and Cassandra L. Smith give the first integraloverview of the strategies and technologies behind the Human GenomeProject and the field of molecular genetics and biotechnology.Written with a range of readers in mind-from chemists andbiologists to computer scientists and engineers-the book beginswith a review of the basic properties of DNA and the chromosomesthat package it in cells. The authors describe the three maintechniques used in DNA analysis-hybridization, polymerase chainreaction, and electrophoresis-and present a complete exploration ofDNA mapping in its many different forms. By explaining both thetheoretical principles and practical foundations of modernmolecular genetics to a wide audience, the book brings thescientific community closer to the ultimate goal of understandingthe biological function of DNA. Genomics features: Topical organization within chapters for easy reference A discussion of the developing methods of sequencing, such assequencing by hybridization (SBH) in which data is read throughwords instead of letters Detailed explanations and critical evaluations of the manydifferent types of DNA maps that can be generated-includingcytogenic and restriction maps as well as interspecies cellhybrids Informed predictions for the future of DNA sequencing

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology
Author: Nancy Craig,Rachel Green,Carol Greider,Orna Cohen-Fix,Gisela Storz,Cynthia Wolberger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2014-05
ISBN 10: 0199658579
ISBN 13: 9780199658572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Biology Book Review:

This text offers a fresh, distinctive approach to the teaching of molecular biology that reflects the challenge of teaching a subject that is in many ways unrecognizable from the molecular biology of the 20th century - a discipline in which our understanding has advanced immeasurably, but about which many questions remain to be answered. With a focus on key principles, this text emphasizes the commonalities that exist between the three kingdoms of life, giving students an accurate depiction of our current understanding of the nature of molecular biology and the differences that underpin biological diversity.

Chemical Genomics

Chemical Genomics
Author: Edward D. Zanders
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-10-28
ISBN 10: 9781617375415
ISBN 13: 1617375411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Genomics Book Review:

Chemical genomics is an exciting new field that aims to transform biolo- cal chemistry into a high-throughput industrialized process, much in the same way that molecular biology has been transformed by genomics. The inter- tion of small organic molecules with biological systems (mostly proteins) underpins drug discovery in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and therefore a volume of laboratory protocols that covers the key aspects of chemical genomics would be of use to biologists and chemists in these orga- zations. Academic scientists have been exploring the functions of proteins using small molecules as probes for many years and therefore would also b- efit from sharing ideas and laboratory procedures. Whatever the organizational backgrounds of the scientists involved, the challenges of extracting the ma- mum human benefit from genome sequencing projects remains considerable, and one where it is increasingly recognized that chemical genomics will play an important part. Chemical Genomics: Reviews and Protocols is divided into two sections, the first being a series of reviews to describe what chemical genomics is about and to set the scene for the protocol chapters. The subject is introduced by Paul Caron, who explains the various flavors of chemical genomics. This is f- lowed by Lutz Weber and Philip Dean who cover the interaction between organic molecules and protein targets from the different perspectives of la- ratory experimentation and in silico design. The protocols begin with the me- ods developed in Christopher Lowes’ laboratory (Roque et al.

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics
Author: ERIC MARECHAL,Sylvaine Roy,Laurence Lafanechère
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-06-17
ISBN 10: 9783642196140
ISBN 13: 3642196144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics Book Review:

Biological and chemical sciences have undergone an unprecedented transformation, reflected by the huge use of parallel and automated technologies in key fields such as genome sequencing, DNA chips, nanoscale functional biology or combinatorial chemistry. It is now possible to generate and store from tens of thousands to millions of new small molecules, based on enhanced chemical synthesis strategies. Automated screening of small molecules is one of the technologies that has revolutionized biology, first developed for the pharmaceutical industry and recently introduced in academic laboratories. High-throughput and high-content screening allow the identification of bioactive compounds in collections of molecules (chemical libraries), being effective on biological targets defined at various organisational scales, from proteins to cells to complete organisms. These bioactive molecules can be therapeutic drug candidates, molecules for biotech, diagnostic or agronomic applications, or tools for basic research. Handling a large number of biological (genomic and post-genomic), chemical and experimental information, screening approaches cannot be envisaged without any electronic storage and mathematical treatment of the data. “Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics” is an introductory manual presenting methods and concepts making up the basis for this recent discipline. This book is dedicated to biologists, chemists and computer scientist beginners. It is organized in brief, illustrated chapters with practical examples. Clear definitions of biological, chemical and IT concepts are given in a glossary section to help readers who are not familiar with one of these disciplines. "Chemogenomics and Chemical Genetics" should therefore be helpful for students (from Bachelor's degree level), technological platform engineers, and researchers in biology, chemistry, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, both in biotech and academic laboratories.

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Author: Navneet Sharma,Himanshu Ojha,Pawan Raghav,Ramesh K. Goyal
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN 10: 0128217472
ISBN 13: 9780128217474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Book Review:

Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics in the Pharmaceutical Sciences brings together two very important fields in pharmaceutical sciences that have been mostly seen as diverging from each other: chemoinformatics and bioinformatics. As developing drugs is an expensive and lengthy process, technology can improve the cost, efficiency and speed at which new drugs can be discovered and tested. This book presents some of the growing advancements of technology in the field of drug development and how the computational approaches explained here can reduce the financial and experimental burden of the drug discovery process. This book will be useful to pharmaceutical science researchers and students who need basic knowledge of computational techniques relevant to their projects. Bioscientists, bioinformaticians, computational scientists, and other stakeholders from industry and academia will also find this book helpful. Provides practical information on how to choose and use appropriate computational tools Presents the wide, intersecting fields of chemo-bio-informatics in an easily-accessible format Explores the fundamentals of the emerging field of chemoinformatics and bioinformatics

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 0309038405
ISBN 13: 9780309038409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome Book Review:

There is growing enthusiasm in the scientific community about the prospect of mapping and sequencing the human genome, a monumental project that will have far-reaching consequences for medicine, biology, technology, and other fields. But how will such an effort be organized and funded? How will we develop the new technologies that are needed? What new legal, social, and ethical questions will be raised? Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome is a blueprint for this proposed project. The authors offer a highly readable explanation of the technical aspects of genetic mapping and sequencing, and they recommend specific interim and long-range research goals, organizational strategies, and funding levels. They also outline some of the legal and social questions that might arise and urge their early consideration by policymakers.