The Resource Genes and health : is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?, [by Marcia Clemmitt], (electronic resource)

Genes and health : is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?, [by Marcia Clemmitt], (electronic resource)

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Genes and health : is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?
Title
Genes and health
Title remainder
is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?
Statement of responsibility
[by Marcia Clemmitt]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ever since scientists began to decipher the human genome in the 1990s, hopes have run high that unraveling the genetic code would rapidly revolutionize health care. But while gene research has changed scientists' understanding of many diseases, practical applications remain few. Genetic tests for single-gene diseases such as cystic fibrosis are available, and doctors can more precisely pinpoint the kind of cancer a patient has by analyzing genes. Gene tests can also predict how patients will respond to some drugs. However, no actual gene therapy has been approved for human use, and researchers now know that diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer's and adult-onset diabetes usually result from a complex interaction among numerous genes and a person's environment. These findings cast doubt on whether current genetic tests for such prevalent diseases are accurate and whether gene science makes it any easier to find treatments
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CQPDC
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  • CQ researcher
  • CQ researcher
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Clemmitt, Marcia
Dewey number
616/.042
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.C54 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Congressional Quarterly, inc
  • CQ Press
Series statement
CQ researcher,
Series volume
2011, v. 21, no. 3
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  • Medical genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
  • Medical innovations
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Genes and health : is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?, [by Marcia Clemmitt], (electronic resource)
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  • Caption title
  • "Jan. 21, 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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746015734
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages 51-71)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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cqresrre2011012100
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)746015734
Label
Genes and health : is gene therapy for disease on the horizon?, [by Marcia Clemmitt], (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Caption title
  • "Jan. 21, 2011."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-71)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
746015734
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages 51-71)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
cqresrre2011012100
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)746015734

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