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Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis

Methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

edited by Sumiko Anno

Human genomes are being intensively studied worldwide not only because of their importance in the fields of medicine and healthcare but also because a large number of personal genomes, which cover wide varieties of human races, have become available from international DNA databanks because of revolutionary advances in DNA sequencing technologies. By combining worldwide spatiotemporal studies on ultraviolet radiation with those on racial sequence diversity of a gene related with melanin production, researchers have clarified the geographically localized adaptive evolution among human races. This finding provides not only the fundamental knowledge of the adaptive evolution of human skin pigmentation but also valuable information for research in medicine and healthcare. The massive amount of sequence data can be utilized in any scientific field of research and is especially helpful for those involved in collaborative work on genomes and in developing new, promising, and interdisciplinary studies. This book introduces a pioneering study on this intendment.

Prof. Emeritus Toshimichi Ikemura, Nagahama Institute of Bio-Science and Technology, Japan
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814669634
  • Subject: Biophysics
  • Published: April 2016
  • Pages: 212