Title

Human inbreeding: A familar story full of surprises

Document Type

Book Chapter

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Biomedical and Sports Science

RAS ID

1041

Comments

Bittles, A., Wang, W., Savithri, H., Venkatesha Morthy, H., Baskaran, G., Appaji Rao, N., & Cahill, J. (2000). Human inbreeding: a familiar story full of surprises. In: Macbeth, H., & Shetty, P. (eds) Health and Ethnicity. Taylor & Francis, London.

Abstract

It is becoming increasingly apparent that certain diseases occur at higher frequencies in different ethnic groups (e.g. Afro-Carribeans and sickle-cell anaemia). The causes for such differences are only just being investigated and the factors involved are clearly both genetic and non-genetic. The biological complexity lies in the interaction of genetic variation and lifestyle differences. Cultural differences range from diet to traditional remedies, from religious beliefs to marriage patterns and much more. This multidisciplinary volume discusses these factors, with contributions from geneticists, medics, anthropologists, epidemiologists and social scientists. Anyone considering variation in health experience due to ethnic factors would be enriched by reading the different perspectives presented in this volume.

DOI

10.1201/9781482267648

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1201/9781482267648