Editors: Manuela Lima, Amanda Ramos, Cristina Santos

Genomics in Biological Anthropology: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Volume 2

Personal Book: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $156
ISSN: 2405-7703
eISSN: 2405-7711 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-386-5
eISBN: 978-1-68108-385-8 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810838581160201

Introduction

Molecular methodologies are crucial to our understanding of human population diversity, as well as our evolutionary relationships with nonhuman primates. The completion of the Human Genome Project has given researchers a complete human reference sequence of genes. Combined with very important advances in sequencing and bioinformatics technologies, genetic research projects are now of a multidisciplinary nature. Anthropologists have the tools to seek information related to questions concerning the origin of the human species. Genomics in Biological Anthropology: New Challenges, New Opportunities explores the impact of new advances in molecular methods, such as DNA sequencing, amplification and analysis on our knowledge about the genetics of prehistoric and existing humans. Topics covered in this volume include an overview of genomic projects, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) analysis, ancient DNA, mutation rates in chromosome Y, genomics of isolated populations, complex phenotypes and forensic anthropology.

This volume is a concise primer for students and general readers learning the basics about human genetics, human evolution and biological anthropology.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Manuela Lima
Department of Biology
University of the Azores
Ponta Delgada
Portugal


Amanda Ramos
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
Spain


Cristina Santos
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
Spain




Contributor(s):
Amanda Ramos
Unitat Antropologia Biològica, Department BABVE
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Department of Biology
University of the Azores
Ponta Delgada
Portugal.
/
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Universidade do Porto
Port
Portugal.
/
Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC)
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Ana Goios
i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde/IPATIMUP-Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Antonella Useli
Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio
Università di Sassari
07100 Sassari
Italy


Assumpció Malgosa Morera
Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia
Unitat d’Antropologia Biològica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra
Barcelona
Spain


Bárbara Arias
Departament de Biologia Animal, Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB)
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)
Madrid
Spain


Cristina Santos
Unitat Antropologia Biològica, Department BABVE
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
Spain


Daria Sanna
Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio
Università di Sassari
07100 Sassari
Italy


Eugénia Cunha
Department of Life Sciences
Center of Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra
Coimbra
Portugal


Luis Alvarez
i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde/IPATIMUP-Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Mafalda Raposo
Departamento de Biologia
Universidade dos Açores
Ponta Delgada
Portugal.
/
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Universidade do Porto
Portugal.
/
Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC)
Universidade do Porto
Porto
Portugal


Manuela Lima
Department of Biology
University of the Azores
Ponta Delgada
Portugal.
/
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde
Universidade do Porto
Port
Portugal.
/
Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMC)
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Marc Simón Martínez
Departament de Biologia Animal, Biologia Vegetal i Ecologia
Unitat d’Antropologia Biològica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra
Barcelona
Spain


Mar Fatjó-Vilas
FIDMAG Germanes Hospitalàries Research Foundation
Sant Boi de Llobregat
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Departament de Biologia Animal, Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Institut de Biomedicina de la Universitat de Barcelona (IBUB)
Barcelona
Spain.
/
Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM)
Madrid
Spain


Maria Pilar Aluja
Unitat Antropologia Biològica, Department BABVE
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès
Barcelona
Spain


Paolo Francalacci
Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio
Università di Sassari
07100 Sassari
Italy


Sofia L. Marques
i3S-Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde/IPATIMUP-Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto
Porto
Portugal




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