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TitleHuman Population Genetics [electronic resource] : A Centennial Tribute to J. B. S. Haldane / edited by Partha P. Majumder
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-2970-5
Descript IX, 348 p. online resource

SUMMARY

J. B. S. Haldane, R. A. Fisher and Sewall Wright simultaneously, and largely independently, laid the foundations of population genetics and the mathematical theory of evolution. Halยญ dane was born on November 5, 1892. Although he primarily worked at the University College London (UCL), in 1957 he resigned from the UCL and joined the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta (India) as a Research Professor. In celebration of his birth centenary, the Indian Statistical Institute organized an International Conference on Human Genetics from 15 to 19 December, 1992. The prime motive in holding this Conference was to bring together a group of scientists - geneticists, anthropologists, clinicians and statisticians - to evaluate the impact of Haldane's contributions to various areas of human genetics, and also to review recent developments in the subject. Session and lecture themes were so chosen that they covered areas theoretical and applied, classical and emerging. Speakers were then identified and invited to deliver lectures on these themes. Manuscripts of all invited presentations and a selected number of contributed presentations were considered for inclusion in this Proceedยญ ings Volume. Each manuscript was reviewed by at least one Conference participant, which resulted in revision of several manuscripts and rejection of some. This volume is a collection of the manuscripts which have been 'accepted' after the review-process. The Conference began with the "J. B. S. Haldane Centenary Lecture" delivered by C. R. Rao


CONTENT

J.B.S. Haldane Centenary Lecture -- J.B.S Haldane: A Polymath in the Indian Context -- I. Population Genetics and Evolution -- Beanbag Genetics and After -- Population Genetics of Quantitative Characters -- Haldaneโ{128}{153}s Contributions to the Understanding of the Evolution of Vertebrate Immune System -- Genetic Variability of Major Histocompatibility Complex in Human Populations -- Mt DNA, A Maternal Perspective, and the Origin of Modern Humans -- Evolution of Chemical Signals -- II. Formal Genetics of Man -- Segregation Analysis Using the Properties of Binomial Data -- Some Recent Developments in the Theoretical Aspects of Segregation Analysis -- Segregation Analysis in the Understanding of Complex Disorders: Some Recent Developments -- Haldane and the Analysis of Linkage -- Recent Developments in the Theoretical Aspects of Linkage Analysis -- III. Genetic Structure and Diversity of Human Populations -- Haldane and Population Structure -- Analysis of Genetic Structure of Populations: Meaning, Methods, and Implications -- Structure of Human Populations in India -- Genetic Variation and Relationships among Population Groups of Europe -- Genetic Diversity and Affinities among Indian Populations: An Overview -- IV. Genetic Epidemiology -- Recent Developments in Genetic Epidemiology -- Path Analysis in Genetic Epidemiology: Theory and Applications -- V. Genes, Environment, and Disease -- Neurodegenerative Disorders among the Chamorro People of Guam: Studies of an Isolate in Transition -- Panel Discussion on Genes, Environment, and Disease -- How Would Haldane Have Viewed the Societal Implications of Todayโ{128}{153}s Genetic Knowledge?


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