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Welcome to the Polk State College library guide for genetic screening research topics. Below you will find suggested books/ebooks and recommended databases. If you need help, click the link for Ask a Librarian.
Genetic Testing by
Publication Date: 2018-01-24
It is hard to avoid hearing about genetic testing. It is advertised, discussed, debated, and offered to patients. Some are over the counter, such as paternity testing, testing for risk for diabetes and others. Others are offered by private companies and still others by drug companies, These tests may or may not show a distinct answer, so it important for patients to understand these results. Early in 1920s a Eugenics movement began in the United States, courts decided which person had undesirable traits and would be sterilized so they could not pass these traits to their children. The idea here was to create a population with better genes (therefore healthier and richer). Families who were chosen received awards and people began to see the importance of genetics. But little did they know how it would EXPLODE! This book will look at genetic testing as it applies today and how the serious decisions that it demands, cannot be ignored.
Newborn Screening for Genetic Disorders by
Publication Date: 2019-09-01
This book describes newborn screening as a public health program for the early detection of genetic disorders. It presents the recommended uniform screening panel (RUSP), a list of genetic disorders recommended by the U.S. government for states to include in newborn screening programs. The author describes the categorization of RUSP genetic disorders, discusses the symptoms and health complications of examples from each category, and explains clinical laboratory tests used for newborn screening. The book explores the underlying molecular genetic causes of genetic disorders, and how this information is used for genetic testing during newborn screening and diagnosis. It presents the patterns of inheritance of monogenic genetic disorders, and uses hypothetical family scenarios to illustrate them. Treatments and therapies for selected RUSP genetic disorders are described that illustrate the benefits of early diagnosis. The book describes future prospects for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic disorders detected by newborn screening, including experimental drug treatments, the possibility of newborn genome sequencing, and gene therapy.
Handbook of Neurobehavioral Genetics and Phenotyping by
Publication Date: 2017-03-06
The Handbook of Behavioral Genetics and Phenotyping represents an integrative approach to neurobehavioural genetics; worldwide experts in their field will review all chapters. Advanced overviews of neurobehavioural characteristics will add immense value to the investigation of animal mutants and provide unique information about the genetics and behavioural understanding of animal models, under both normal and pathological conditions. Cross-species comparisons of neurobehavioural phenotypes will pave the way for an evolutionary understanding of behaviour. Moreover, while biological sciences are progressing towards a holistic approach to investigate the complexity of organisms (i.e., "systems biology" approach), an integrated analysis of behavioural phenotyping is still lacking. The Handbook of Behavioral Genetics and Phenotyping strengthens the cross-talk within disciplines that investigate the fundamental basis of behaviour and genetics. This will be the first volume in which traditionally distant fields including genomics, behaviour, electrophysiology, neuroeconomics, and computational neuroscience, among others, are evaluated together and simultaneously accounted for during discussions of future perspectives.
DNA Testing and Privacy by
Publication Date: 2019-07-30
Home DNA testing companies, such as 23 and Me and AncestryDNA, are at peak popularity, fulfilling our desires to know where we come from and what our future might look like. Questions have arisen about who owns test results and whether testing companies have the right to sell customers' data to pharmaceutical companies and other outlets. Yet home DNA tests have been credited with catching criminals, such as the Golden State Killer. Containing viewpoints from diverse voices in the field, this volume helps readers to examine the controversies surrounding home DNA tests.
Genetic Engineering and Gene Therapy by
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Publication Date: 2022-07-30
Scientific advances such as the Human Genome Project and CRISPR technology have led to astounding developments in modern genetics. Scientists are now able to manipulate genes to affect everything from our food to our health to our pets. These advances have been exciting, and there is no doubt that they have benefited society, even saving lives. But what if someone takes genetic engineering too far and the results are not helpful, but dangerous? There are moral and ethical considerations inherent in the manipulation of genes, and these will undoubtedly grow as the science continues to advance.
Medical Tests Sourcebook, 6th Ed by
Publication Date: 2018-08-24
Health information about laboratory, imaging, and other types of medical testing for disease screening, diagnosis, and monitoring, along with information and guidelines for preventive care testing in children and adults. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context This link opens in a new window
The premier online resource covering todays hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed differing views present each side of an issue, allowing you to draw your own valid conclusions.
Academic Search Complete This link opens in a new window
Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1865, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
Gale Health & Wellness This link opens in a new window
This comprehensive consumer health resource, provides accurate, authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices. Designed for researchers at all levels, its intuitive interface provides multiple pathways to information including alternative medicine.
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