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By Edward L. Schneider (auth.), Edward L. Schneider (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1468424459

ISBN-13: 9781468424454

ISBN-10: 1468424475

ISBN-13: 9781468424478

The Genetics of getting older is split into numerous sections in an try and supply a logical development from the extent of the genome to the world of human genetics. the connection among the genetic fabric and getting older may be completely explored within the preliminary chapters. those chapters speak about intensive some of the theories which were proposed for the mechanisms of getting older on the molecular point and current facts which both help or contradict those hypotheses. next chapters will care for the genetics of getting older in organisms starting from paramecium to mammals. the most important component of this quantity can be dedicated to numerous vital parts in human genetics: human genetic issues which function untimely getting older, the impression of human parental getting older at the construction of genetically abnor­ mal offspring, the genetics of human toughness, and a overview of stories on getting older human twins. during the last few a long time genetic know-how has supplied huge, immense perception right into a variety of disciplines. hence, within the previous couple of chapters, a number of genetic methods to the learn of getting older are mentioned: somatic mobilephone genetics, immunogenetics, and behavioral genetics. because the target of this quantity is to provide a entire exam of the genetics of getting older, such a lot chapters are orientated towards normal assessment in their respective components. it's my desire that this quantity will motivate medical, organic, and behavioral investigators to show their recognition to the genetic features of getting older in addition to to hire genetic know-how to procure extra perception into getting older processes.

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In man, in whom trisomies for the 13, 18, and 21 chromosomes are relatively common, the only monosomy that is commonly observed is for the X chromosome. The phenomenon of X-chromosome inactivation is probably responsible for the survival of these monosomic X infants. The phenomenon of inactivation of one of the two X chromosomes in the female was first proposed by Lyon (1961) to explain her observations on the behavior of X-linked genes in the mouse. , 1962), that early in fetal development, one X chromosome is inactivated.

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Jacobs et al. (1%1) were performed on a mixture of volunteers, hospitalized patients, and parents of patients with chromosomal disorders. Since this was far from a random population, there was much subsequent criticism of these results. This criticism led Jacobs and her group to confirm their results on a random population selected from the lists of general practitioners in Edinburgh (Jacobs, P. , and Court Brown, 1966). + + aFollowing the initial studies by P. A. Jacobs et al. (1961, 1963). '(NE) Not examined.

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