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Human Genetic DiversityFunctional Consequences for Health and Disease$
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Julian C. Knight

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199227693

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.001.0001

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Concluding remarks and future directions

Concluding remarks and future directions

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(p.387) Chapter 15 Concluding remarks and future directions
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Human Genetic Diversity
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Julian C. Knight

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0015

This final chapter seeks to provide a brief overview of some of the important insights that have been established from work investigating human genetic diversity. The remarkable range of human genetic variation is discussed together with advances in understanding the genetic basis of disease and the functional consequences of genetic diversity at a molecular level. Longer term application to individualised medical care including pharmacogenomics is reviewed.

Keywords:   human genetic variation, polymorphism, genetics of common disease, pharmacogenomics

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