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A Short Guide to the Human Genome, by Stewart Scherer

In this handbook, Scherer provides short answers to commonly asked questions about the human genome. Each chapter covers one area related to genomics, including DNA, RNA, mobile elements, polymorphisms, and comparative genomics. He answers questions such as, which genes are most commonly associated with disease; how many mobile elements, sequence repeats, and protein kinases are encoded in the genome; and others.

Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date: May 30, 2008
ISBN: 978-087969791-4

Environmental Genomics, edited by C. Cristofre Martin

In this methods manual, Martin, from the University of Ottawa, presents a series of studies  as a guide to conducting research in environmental risk assessment and the impact on genomics. The book offers protocols and troubleshooting advice in three sections: gene expression profiling, whole genome and chromosome mutation detection, and determination of species diversity. Contributors include researchers from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the University of Guelph in Ontario, and the University of Florida, among others.

Publisher: Humana Press
Publication date: Jan. 18, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-58829-777-8


The Scan

New Study Highlights Role of Genetics in ADHD

Researchers report in Nature Genetics on differences in genetic architecture between ADHD affecting children versus ADHD that persists into adulthood or is diagnosed in adults.

Study Highlights Pitfall of Large Gene Panels in Clinical Genomic Analysis

An analysis in Genetics in Medicine finds that as gene panels get larger, there is an increased chance of uncovering benign candidate variants.

Single-Cell Atlas of Drosophila Embryogenesis

A new paper in Science presents a single-cell atlas of fruit fly embryonic development over time.

Phage Cocktail Holds Promise for IBD

Researchers uncovered a combination phage therapy that targets Klebsiella pneumonia strains among individuals experiencing inflammatory bowel disease flare ups, as they report in Cell.