Responding to the substantial growth that has taken place in the field over the past decade, this reference provides an in-depth overview of current thought on the genetics and genomics of asthma and COPD in relation to their pathogenesis and treatment. With contributions by an esteemed team of international authorities on the topic, this source spans the latest developments in the utilization of microarray techniques, linkage and association studies, mapping strategies, comparative genetics, microarray techniques, proteomics, and pharmacogenomics.
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