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Genetics  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.228
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When new nomenclature is presented, it often looks odd to practising biochemists and is not always ap- preciated. Even systems such as the one-letter codes for amino acids, which have been universally ... More

Human Chromosomes  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.480
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Chromosomes are dark-staining, threadlike structures in the cell nucleus composed of DNA and chromatin that carry genetic information (definition after Nussbaum et al and Mueller and Young). Formalized ... More
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Human Gene Nomenclature  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.478
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The International System for Human Gene Nomenclature (ISGN) was inaugurated in 1979, and has been continually updated. The Human Gene Mapping Nomenclature Committee, which developed the ISGN, put forth ... More

Nonhuman Genetic Terms  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.481
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[T]he word mouse … comes originally from the Sanskrit mush derived from a verb meaning to steal. … Mice and rats, through their voracious activities in grain larders and as carriers of disease, inflicted ... More

Nucleic Acids and Amino Acids  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.477
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Standards for molecular nomenclature are set jointly by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The recommendations ... More

Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.479
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Cancer is caused by an accumulation of genetic alterations that confer a survival advantage to the neoplastic cell.   J. L. Jameson(p73) Oncogenes are “[g]enes that normally play a role in growth but, ... More

Pedigrees  

Harriet S. Meyer

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
Published Online: 
2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.482
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Pedigree format recommendations are put forth by the Pedigree Standardization Task Force of the National Society of Genetic Counselors. (See also , Legal and Ethical Considerations, Protecting Research ... More

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