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Title:
Genes, brain, and behavior
Author:
McHugh, Paul R. (Paul Rodney), 1931-
Publication Information:
New York : Raven Press, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
xiii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Includes bibliographical references.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780881677256
Format :
Book

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Sixteen contributions highlight the applications of contemporary concepts and techniques in medical ge netics to the study, diagnosis, and control of neurologic and psychiatric disorders. They examine how techniques such as linkage studies, mapping of human genes on chromosomes, and complete nucleotide sequencing of the human genome provide insights into the pathogenesis of schizophrenia, manic- depressive illness, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Down syndrome and mental retardation. New findings on the genetics of obesity and alcoholism are discussed, and a detailed report on the discovery of a genetic abnormality in muscular dystrophy is included. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)