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Genetics in Medicine
The Calculation of Genetic Risks: Worked Examples in DNA Diagnostics (second edition) by Peter Bridge (Alberta Children's Hospital, Canada) explains how to calculate an individual's genetic risk based on information from genetic testing and family pedigrees. Worked examples are included. 272 pp., 1997. Order through bookstores or from Johns Hopkins University Press (800/537-5487, Fax: 410/516-6998).
Genetics Manual: Current Theory, Concepts, Terms by George P. Redei (University of Missouri, Columbia) explains over 18,000 life science terms and concepts arranged alphabetically. Cross-references connect to a network within the book for comprehensive information on any covered topic. Further sources are given for many entries, and most biometrical procedures have worked examples. 1152 pp., 1998. [Orders: World Scientific Publishing Co. (800/227-7562, Fax: 888/977-2665, email@example.com)]
Northwestern University researchers have developed a Web site [url no longer available] to teach health professionals and the public about the genetic basis of cancer and new discoveries in the field of cancer genetics. Designed as a comprehensive educational program, the site provides a fundamental understanding of genetics, genetic testing and diagnosis, genetic counseling, and cancer risk assessment.
The Human Genome Education Model Project (HuGEM) offers education in the new genetics to specific groups of health professionals who provide services for individuals and families with genetic conditions.
Devoted to the union between genomics and mutation research, the fourth issue of Mutation Research Genomics Online a section of Mutation Research Onlineis available online. Although full online access is restricted to subscribers, informative snapshots are available for selected articles in each issue.
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The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.
Published from 1989 until 2002, this newsletter facilitated HGP communication, helped prevent duplication of research effort, and informed persons interested in genome research.