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Author Roth, Stephen M., 1973-

Title Genetics primer for exercise science and health / Stephen M. Roth
Published Champaign, Ill. : Human Kinetics, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 177 pages) : illustrations
Series Primers in exercise science series
Primers in exercise science series.
Contents Cover13; -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part I -- Basics of Genetics -- Chapter 1 -- Individual Differences: The Role of Genetics in Exercise Science and Health -- Chapter 2 -- DNA, RNA, and Protein -- Chapter 3 -- Transcription, Translation, and the Genetic Code -- Chapter 4 -- Moving Genetic Material to the Next Generation -- Chapter 5 -- Heritability and the Basics of Genetic Variation -- Chapter 6 -- Genetic Variation and Disease -- Chapter 7 -- Linkage Disequilibrium, Haplotype, and Environmental Interaction -- Part II -- Research Design and Methods -- Chapter 8 -- Getting Started: Basic Skills for Genetics Research -- Chapter 9 -- Issues in Study Design and Analysis -- Chapter 10 -- Basic Laboratory Methods in Genetics -- Part III -- Current Findings and Extensions of Genetics Research -- Chapter 11 -- Current Research Findings in the Genetics of Exercise Science and Health -- Chapter 12 -- Personalized Medicine -- Chapter 13 -- Ethical Challenges in Genetics and Society -- Appendix A -- Answers to Review Questions -- Appendix B -- Evolution and Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author -- Ad -- Abbreviations -- Back cover
Summary Genetics Primer for Exercise Science and Health is the first text dedicated to the basic concepts of genetics in relation to the broad range of topics in exercise science and health. Author Stephen M. Roth, PhD, makes the content comprehensible for readers who are unfamiliar with genetics without sacrificing the foundational and critical understanding necessary for interpreting research findings and incorporating genetics into research programs. Genetics Primer for Exercise Science and Health maintains a practical focus and addresses common concerns when preparing to study genetics, such as how to use online search tools to identify existing research literature and how to identify and select candidate genes using genome databases. Through this text, readers will discover these concepts: - The basics of DNA and genetics as they relate to health, physical activity, and sport - Specific skills and strategies for interpreting and applying genetics findings in research - How genetics research may affect sport performance training and clinical practice - The ethical issues raised by genetics in society and sport This text is the second volume in Human Kinetics' Primers in Exercise Science series, which provides both students and professionals with a nonintimidating basic understanding of the science behind its topic and, where appropriate, how that science is applied. These books are written by leading researchers and teachers in their respective areas of expertise. The authors present in an easy-to-understand manner the essential concepts in dynamic, complex areas of scientific knowledge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-167) and index
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Subject Human genetics.
Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
Sports -- Physiological aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781450418447
9781450406970 (ebook)
1450406971 (ebook)