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Models of public health genetic policy development

Benjamin S. Wilfond and Elizabeth J. Thomson

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a history of policy development for genetic services in the United States. It includes a discussion of early genetic screening programs, a review of part policy statements ... More


Surveillance for birth defects and genetic diseases

Lorenzo D. Botto and Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

in Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195128307
eISBN:
9780199864485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128307.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes some surveillance issues that will likely be increasingly relevant as birth-defects surveillance moves into the future, and that provide instructive similarities and contrast ... More


 Religion and Natural Selection: Fear, Anger, and Religious Territorialism

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Emotional programs are a prime example of how natural selection designed our brains to respond to environmental challenges. Biological and psychological studies of an emotion such as fear thus tell ... More


Applications of Artificial Chemistries

Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

in Artificial Chemistries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029438
eISBN:
9780262329460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter gives an overview of several domains where artificial chemistries have been applied. The first example of application is in the robotics domain, where artificial chemistries have been ... More


Human-Competitive Machine Intelligence by Means of Genetic Algorithms

John R. Koza

in Perspectives on Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162929
eISBN:
9780197562116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162929.003.0007
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The subtitle of John Holland's pioneering 1975 book Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems correctly anticipated that the genetic algorithm described ... More


Molecular determinants of dendrite and spine development

Franck Polleux and Anirvan Ghosh

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198566564
eISBN:
9780191724206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566564.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Information processing in neurons is critically dependent on dendritic morphology. The overall extent and orientation of dendrites determines the kinds of input a neuron receives. Fine dendritic ... More


The Asymmetry of Cultural versus Genetic Reproduction

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The incompatibility of cultural and genetic reproduction results in anti-sexual attitudes and institutions in human social life; these may be seen as varying ways in which a socio-cultural system ... More


Toward a Nonidealist Evolutionary Synthesis

Stuart A. Newman

in Challenging the Modern Synthesis: Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199377176
eISBN:
9780199377190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199377176.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, General

The received model of evolution sees all inherited features resulting from deterministic networks of interacting genes, implying that living systems are reducible to information in genetic programs. ... More


Molecular determinants of dendrite and spine development

Franck Polleux, Anirvan Ghosh, and Wesley B. Grueber

in Dendrites

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198745273
eISBN:
9780191819735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745273.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Molecular and Cellular Systems

Information processing in neurons is critically dependent on dendritic morphology. The overall extent and orientation of dendrites determines the kinds of input a neuron receives. Fine dendritic ... More


The SYPR Integrative Assessment Model: Complexity in Development

Steven Manson

in Integrated Land-Change Science and Tropical Deforestation in the Southern Yucatan: Final Frontiers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199245307
eISBN:
9780191917516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199245307.003.0024
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Be it global environmental change or environment and development, landuse and land-cover change is central to the dynamics and consequences in question in ... More


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