Dr Julian Knight, a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (WTCHG), University of Oxford, has had his first book published.
"Human Genetic Diversity" fills a major gap in current literature, providing a concise and authoritative overview of the field of human genetic diversity. All the major classes of genetic variation and their functional consequences are described, highlighting landmark historical papers, cutting-edge research and possible future directions for research. To bring the topic alive, Dr Knight focuses on specific examples to illustrate important theoretical points, including a number of common diseases, evidence of selective pressures in human populations and insights into human evolution.
"Human Genetic Diversity" is written for degree and graduate level students across a range of subjects, including medicine, evolutionary biology, and biological anthropology.
The book is available to order through Oxford University Press
Read more from Dr Knight about the book in the Oxford Science Blog
More information on Dr Knight's research