Monday, July 22, 2013

New: Encyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease

Albinism, Crohn disease, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, lissencephaly, narcolepsy, spina-bifida, vitiglio, Von Willebrand disease--information on all these, and more, can be found in a new online reference work, Encyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease (Greenwood, 2013), by Evelyn B. Kelly. The encyclopedia begins with overviews of genetic disorders and proteomics. The diseases are arranged alphabetically; each entry describes the prevalence of the syndrome or disorder and synonyms are provides, along with explanations of what the disease is and what the genetic causes are, the treatment, and suggestions for further reading. Special topics, such as eugenics, are also included.

An annotated list of websites and textbooks can be found under "Helpful Resources about Genetic Disorders."

One of our EBSCO eBooks, the Encyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease can be viewed from on-campus and off- by students, faculty, and staff of Christian Brothers University.

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