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Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases

The Importance of Host Genetics

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In the last fifteen years, substantial progress has been made in identifying why some people are particularly susceptible to specific infectious diseases. Extensive evidence has accumulated that host genes are important determinants of the outcome of infection for many common pathogens. This book summarises advances that have been made in understanding the complexity of host genetic susceptibility. The diseases covered include those of great public health importance such as malaria and HIV, and those of topical interest such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Many different techniques have been used to identify host genes involved in infectious disease susceptibility. Each chapter describes how these discoveries were made and the book is therefore useful to anyone planning genetic studies on a multi-factorial disease, regardless of whether it has an infectious etiology.
Release date Australia
February 4th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Richard Bellamy
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
424
Dimensions
152x229x24
ISBN-13
9780521129596
Product ID
3915030

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