This book presents current topics in genetics in the dermatologic field. Various skin disorders are inherited as mendelian inheritance. Genetic skin disorders are caused by mutations in the genes encoding proteins expressing in skin, skin appendages, melanocytes and immune-associated cells. Identification of genes and elucidation of function of the encoded proteins may provide novel strategies to overcome the disorders.
Presence of epigenetic marks enables cells with the same genotype have potential to
display different phenotypes and differentiate into many cell-types with different
functions, and responses to environmental and intercellular signaling. For example,
DNA methylation is essential for the process of imprinting. Imprinted genes are
expressed from only one parental allele. This mono-allelic gene expression is directed
by epigenetic marks established in the mammalian germ line and a single mutation,
either genetic or epigenetic, can cause disease.
Results of an American study support the theory of a rather strong genetic influence on
risk of prostate cancer. The study compared patterns of prostate cancer among black and
white men (Chu et al., 2003). Black Americans had substantially higher prostate cancer
rates than white Americans, but the longitudinal trends such as decreasing mortality,
increasing incidence and survival were similar. Although this was not a typical migrant
study, it compared different ethnic and thus genetic and lifestyle factors in a known risk
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Pest and disease management continues to be an important challenge to the
agricultural community. Confronted with the shifts in pest pressure and the rise in
new pest and crop problems, coupled with public concern over pesticide use and
more stringent environmental regulations, today’s crop producer must exhibit good
stewardship and stay current with new technologies in order to produce high-quality
crops in a profitable manner.
The current control problems present natural trend of increasing its complexity due to
performance criteria that is becoming more sophisticated. The necessity of practicers
and engineers in dealing with complex dynamic systems has motivated the design of
controllers, whose structures are based on multiobjective constraints, knowledge from
expert, uncertainties, nonlinearities, parameters that vary with time, time delay
conditions, multivariable systems, and others.
The purpose of The Computer Science Handbook is to provide a single comprehensive reference for com-
puter scientists, software engineers, and IT professionals who wish to broaden or deepen their understand-
ing in a particular subﬁeld of computer science. Our goal is to provide the most current information in
each of the following eleven subﬁelds in a form that is accessible to students, faculty, and professionals in
This diverse collection of research articles is united by the enormous power of modern molecular genetics. Every author accomplished two objectives: (1) making the field and the research described accessible to a large audience and (2) explaining fully the genetic tools and approaches that were used in the research. One fact stands out - the importance of a genetic approach to addressing a problem. I encourage you to read several chapters.
To be effective, risk management needs to be an ongoing and meaningful element in the management of the
plan. The plan needs to do more than a ‘tick and flick’ exercise at the commencement of the project; it needs
to identify who is responsible for reviewing risks on a regular basis, and how this will be done.
Genetic diversity is the fundamental source of biodiversity. In 1989, the World Wildlife
Fund defined biodiversity as “the richness of life on Earth – millions of plants, animals
and microorganisms, including the genes which they carry, and complex ecosystems
that create the environment”. Currently, the issue of maintaining genetic diversity as a
component of the conservation of biodiversity has been accepted at an international
level. FAO has included the issue of conservation, evaluation, and the use of animal
genetic resources in its fields of interest since the 1970s.
In recent years, the Court invalidated two con-
gressional statutes that attempted to regulate non-
economic activities. In United States v. Lopez (1995), it
struck down the Gun-Free School Zones Act,
which attempted to reach the activity of possessing
a gun within a thousand feet of a school. In United
States v. Morrison (2000), it invalidated part of the
Violence Against Women Act, which regulated gen-
Adolescents, currently about 20 percent of the world’s population, have special
reproductive health concerns and face risks related to early sexual experience,
marriage and fertility. A rise in the age of marriage globally has contributed to
declines in adolescent fertility. However, up to 50 percent of women in some
countries still marry or enter a union by age 18, with this figure rising to 70 per-
cent by age 20. The proportion of young women married or in union by age 20 is
closely linked to adolescent fertility and exposure to reproductive health risks....
Ooplasmic transfer involves egg retrieval from the woman undergoing IVF and another woman
donating ooplasm (the cytoplasm of an egg cell: the material outside the nucleus). The egg is
then fertilized with sperm and implanted into the woman intending to become pregnant. The
resulting child has DNA from both women because of the mitochondrial DNA present in the
ooplasm of the donor, as well as DNA from the sperm provider (partner or donor), and therefore
has three genetic parents. It had been used for women whose infertility seemed to stem from the
ooplasm in their eggs.
This report provides a basic but comprehensive demographic, social, economic and health profile of
Cambodia’s older population based on the 2004 Survey of Elderly in Cambodia (SEC), a representative
survey of persons age 60 and over conducted in Phnom Penh and the five largest provinces. As such it
represents the first comprehensive examination of the situation of Cambodian elders based on a widely
Two types of bills currently exist on the Serbian financial market: T-bills issued by
the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia, and NBS bills, issued by the
National Bank of Serbia. The main idea behind these financial instruments is to facil-
itate the development of the financial market in Serbia. This is in accordance with the
monetary policy of the National Bank of Serbia, but also an important aspect of the
economic restructuring program. Nevertheless, both types of bills are currently trad-
ed only on the primary market.
Even though the Committee is not currently proposing mandatory capital charges
specifically for interest rate risk in the banking book, all banks must have enough capital to
support the risks they incur, including those arising from interest rate risk. If supervisors
determine that a bank has insufficient capital to support its interest rate risk, they must
require either a reduction in the risk or an increase in the capital held to support it, or a
combination of both.
r e i k o a o k i is Professor at the Institute of Economic Research,
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. She received her PhD in eco-
nomics from Stanford University. She has published in American
Economic Review, International Journal of Industrial Organization, Games
and Economic Behaviour, Journal of Economics, Management and Strategy,
Journal of Economic Theory and Journal of Japanese and International
this current publication is dedicated to the work of those who have employed the
methodologies espoused by Caviness. It is meant to address all whose critical methods
have been denigrated, whose contributions, when theoretically grounded, have been
refused for publication, or whose critical insights have been expunged by editors, peer
reviewers, and publishers. For obvious reasons this remains a virtual community, whose
members remain unaware of each other, but it may be cultivated as a conscious epistemic
community whose members seek support from one another.