The human genome
This chapter attempts to identify the genes involved in brain development by giving a systemic analysis of the genomes of man, mice, and other model organisms. It also provides a detailed study of the function of such genes at the biochemical, cellular, or organismic level. An overview of the human genome is first illustrated followed by an analysis of the variability and evolution of the human genome. Also, a section on this chapter focuses on the genome project. The goal of this project is to obtain a complete sequence of the human genome and interpret it in terms of gene function. The mapping of disease genes is demonstrated as well to determine how this affects the development of specific brain structures.
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