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Forensic DNA Profiling: A Practical Guide to Assigning Likelihood Ratios

1st Edition

Jo-Anne Bright, Michael Coble
December 10, 2019

DNA testing and its forensic analysis are recognized as the “gold standard” in forensic identification science methods. However, there is a great need for a hands-on step-by-step guide to teach the forensic DNA community how to interpret DNA mixtures, how to assign a likelihood ratio, and how to...

Interpreting Complex Forensic DNA Evidence

1st Edition

Jane Moira Taupin
December 02, 2019

Interpreting Complex Forensic DNA Evidence is a handy guide to recent advances—and emerging issues—in interpreting complex DNA evidence and profiles for use in criminal investigations. In certain cases, DNA cannot be connected to a specific biological material such as blood, semen or saliva. How or...

Our Animal Connection: What Sapiens Can Learn from Other Species

1st Edition

Michael Hehenberger, Zhi Xia
October 25, 2019

This book covers the many ways humans benefit from interactions with other living species. By studying animals of all kinds and sizes, from microbial organisms to elephants and whales, we can learn about their adaptations to extreme conditions on the planet Earth, about the evolutionary development...

An Introduction to Toxicogenomics

1st Edition

Michael E. Burczynski
October 24, 2019

Since the advent of cDNA microarrays, oligonucleotide array technology, and gene chip analysis, genomics has revolutionized the entire field of biomedical research. A byproduct of this revolution, toxicogenomics is a fast-rising star within toxicological analysis. Gathering together leading authors...

Defrosting Ancient Microbes: Emerging Genomes in a Warmer World

1st Edition

Scott Rogers, John D. Castello
September 23, 2019

Ice is melting around the world and glaciers are disappearing. Water, which has been solid for thousands and even millions of years, is being released into streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. Embedded in this new fluid water, and now being released, are ancient microbes whose effects on today's...

The Biological Resources of Model Organisms

1st Edition

Robert L. Jarret, Kevin McCluskey
August 09, 2019

This book discusses 14 model organisms and are used by thousands of researchers, teachers, and students each year in laboratories and classrooms, around the globe. Though acknowledged in innumerable scientific journal articles, little is generally known about the origin of these collections, how...

Handbook of Nonmedical Applications of Liposomes: From Gene Delivery and Diagnosis to Ecology

1st Edition

Danilo D. Lasic, Yechezkel Barenholz
June 12, 2019

First published in 1996, liposomes have become an important model in fundamental biomembrane research, including biophysical, biochemical, and cell biological studies of membranes and cell function. They are thoroughly studied in several applications, such as drug delivery systems in medical...

Companion Diagnostics (CDx) in Precision Medicine

1st Edition

Il-Jin Kim
March 04, 2019

There is a new trend in anti-cancer therapeutics development: a targeted therapy and precision medicine that targets a subgroup of patients with specific biomarkers. An in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assay is required to identify a subgroup of cancer patients who would benefit from the targeted therapy,...

The Human Genome in Health and Disease: A Story of Four Letters

1st Edition

Tore Samuelsson
February 04, 2019

The human genome is a linear sequence of roughly 3 billion bases and information regarding this genome is accumulating at an astonishing rate. Inspired by these advances, The Human Genome in Health and Disease: A Story of Four Letters explores the intimate link between sequence information and...

Revival: Topology and Physics of Circular DNA (1992)

1st Edition

Alexander Vologodskii
January 28, 2019

Topology and Physics of Circular DNA presents comprehensive coverage of the physical properties of circular DNA. The author examines how topological constraints arising from cyclization of DNA lead to distinctive properties that make closed molecules radically different from linear DNA. The...

Revival: Pharmacological Regulation of Gene Expression in the CNS Towards an Understanding of Basal Ganglial Functions (1996)

1st Edition

Kalpana Merchant
January 25, 2019

This book focuses on dopamine-mediated regulation of gene expression within the striatum and associated regions of the central nervous system. It is an excellent review of experimental data on interactions between neuronal systems at systemic, cellular, and molecular levels. Each of the chapters,...

Human Molecular Genetics

5th Edition

Tom Strachan, Andrew Read
December 04, 2018

Human Molecular Genetics has been carefully crafted over successive editions to provide an authoritative introduction to the molecular aspects of human genetics, genomics and cell biology.Maintaining the features that have made previous editions so popular, this fifth edition has been completely...