Human Evolutionary Genetics

Mark Jobling, Edward Hollox, Toomas Kivisild, Chris Tyler-Smith

June 25, 2013 by Garland Science
Textbook - 650 Pages - 357 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815341482 - CAT# Y002490

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Features

• Two new authors contributing additional expertise in genome variation, infectious disease, primatology and anthropology.
• Now with a new layout and in full-color throughout, making the text and figures easier to read.
• Two additional chapters, reflecting developments in understanding the human genome in the context of other hominid and great ape genomes, and in complex disease.
• The guest-authored ‘Opinion Boxes’ are retained, with completely new boxes and guest authors to reflect current issues and controversies.
• Each chapter ends with in-depth questions that are suitable for use as homework assignments or exam questions.
• Comprehensive glossary of over 1,300 terms, doubling the terms in the first edition.

Summary

Now in full-color, the Second Edition of Human Evolutionary Genetics has been completely revised to cover the rapid advances in the field since publication of the highly regarded First Edition. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, it is the only textbook to integrate genetic, archaeological, and linguistic perspectives on human evolution, and to offer a genomic perspective, reflecting the shift from studies of specific regions of the genome towards comprehensive genomewide analyses of human genetic diversity.

Human Evolutionary Genetics is suitable for courses in Genetics, Evolution, and Anthropology. Those readers with a background in anthropology will find that the streamlined genetic analysis material contained in the Second Edition is more accessible. The new edition also integrates new technologies (including next-generation sequencing and genome-wide SNP typing) and new data analysis methods, including recent data on ancient genomes and their impact on our understanding of human evolution. The book also examines the subject of personal genomics and its implications.

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