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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine
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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine

Peter Gluckman, Alan Beedle, Tatjana Buklijas, Felicia Low, and Mark Hanson

Abstract

Evolutionary science is critical for an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognized as a core discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology, and epidemiology have led to the growing realization that incorporation of evolutionary thinking is essential for medicine to achieve its full potential. This revised and updated second edition of the first comprehensive textbook of evolutionary medicine explains the principles of evolutionary biology from a medical perspective and focuses on how m ... More

Keywords: Evolution, Medicine, Public health, Human, Developmental biology, Reproduction, Metabolism, Behavior, Coevolution, Cancer

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199663927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663927.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Gluckman, author
Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Alan Beedle, author
Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Tatjana Buklijas, author
Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

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