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July 19, 2006

Omics E-Books (Omics Series, 8)

Genomics, as a discipline or research field, is more mature than either proteomics or nanotechnology. This, combined with the observation that books usually represent a later stage in the life of an idea, justifies why most of the online or free e-books are about genomics. For this reason, today's selections are not organized in the three groups we have used in the other blog entries of this series. Instead, you will find a list of selected recent electronic books on a variety of Omics topics and other matters of interest to Omics researchers. As this is a small sampling, at the end of this entry are suggested tools and techniques for discovering additional books available online.

Ensuring an Infectious Disease Workforce: Education and Training Needs for the 21st Century - Workshop Summary. 2006. http://www.nap.edu/books/0309100100/html/51.html

GeneReviews. Pagon, Roberta A., Editor-in-chief; Cassidy, Suzanne B.; Bird, Thomas C.; Dinulos, Mary Beth; Feldman, Gerald L.; Smith, Richard J.H.; Dolan, Cynthia R.; Associate editors; Baskin, Patricia K., Technical editor. Seattle (WA): University of Washington; c1993-2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=gene.TOC

Genes and Disease. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), NCBI. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=gnd.TOC&depth=2

Genetic Landscape of Diabetes. Dean, Laura; McEntyre, J.R. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), NCBI; 2004 Jun. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=diabetes.TOC&depth=1

Genomes 2nd ed. Brown, T.A. New York and London: Garland Science; c2002. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=genomes.TOC&depth=2

Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics. Edited by: Edward R. Dougherty, Ilya Shmulevich, Jie Chen, and Z. Jane Wang. 2005. http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9775945070&id=0YGlW6Oo2kMC&printsec=frontcover

Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences. 2006. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309100321/html/index.html

Human ATP-Binding Cassette (ABC) Transporter Superfamily. Dean, Michael. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), NCBI; 2002 Nov. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mono_001.TOC&depth=2

Human Molecular Genetics 2, 2nd ed. Strachan, Tom and Read, Andrew P. New York and London: Garland Science; c1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=hmg.TOC&depth=2

Implications of Nanotechnology for Environmental Health Research. 2005. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309095778/html/index.html

Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health, Third Edition. 2005. http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11469.html

Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 7th ed. Griffiths, Anthony J.F.; Miller, Jeffrey H.; Suzuki, David T.; Lewontin, Richard C.; Gelbart, William M. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co.; c1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=iga.TOC

KEGG: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes. http://www.genome.jp/kegg/

KEGG2: Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes, 2nd edition. http://www.genome.jp/kegg/kegg2.html

KIR Gene Cluster. Carrington, Mary; Norman, Paul. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), NCBI; 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mono_003.TOC&depth=2

Making Babies: reproductive decisions and genetic technologies, 31 January 2006. http://www.hgc.gov.uk/Client/document.asp?DocId=112&CAtegoryId=8

Mapping Protein/DNA Interactions by Cross-Linking. Paris: Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM); c2001. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=inserm.TOC

Medical Biotechnology: Achievements, Prospects and Perceptions. By Albert Sasson. http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9280811142&id=WjC_e27xgUEC&printsec=titlepage

Modern Genetic Analysis. Griffiths, Anthony J.F.; Gelbart, William M.; Miller, Jeffrey H.; Lewontin, Richard C. New York: W. H. Freeman & Co.; c1999. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=mga.TOC

Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agent Database. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US), NCBI; 2004-2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=micad.TOC

Nanotechnology for the Intelligence Community. 2005. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309096650/html/index.html

National Academies: Keck Futures Initiative. Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems: Conference Focus Group Summaries. 2005. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309096685/html/index.html

National Academies: Keck Futures Initiative. The Genomic Revolution -- Implications for Treatment and Control of Infectious Disease: Working Group Summaries. 2006. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309101093/html/index.html

Proceedings from the Workshop on Biomedical Materials at the Edge: Challenges in the Convergence of Technologies. 2006. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/030910209X/html/index.html

Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research: Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation, and Public Health. 2006. Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP); Science, Technology, and Law (STL). http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309100674/html/index.html

Regenerative Medicine (Sackler NAS Colloquium). PNAS September 30, 2003; 100 (Suppl. 1). http://www.pnas.org/content/vol100/suppl_1/

Sequence - Evolution - Function: Computational Approaches in Comparative Genomics. Koonin, Eugene V; Galperin, Michael Y. Norwell (MA): Kluwer Academic Publishers; c2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowTOC&rid=sef.TOC&depth=1

Small Wonders, Endless Frontiers: A Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. 2002. http://www.nap.edu/openbook/0309084547/html/index.html

Utilization of genomic information for tropical disease drug and vaccine discovery. Report of a WHO/TDR Scientific Working Group, Geneva, 18-20 February 1998. http://www.who.int/tdr/publications/publications/genomic.htm


Today's selections primarily highlight resources available free to the world via the Internet. There are many other excellent electronic books that are included in the collections of our libraries. To discover these, go into Mirlyn, click on "Command Language", then copy and paste in the following search string.

( WRD=( omics OR genomics OR proteomics OR nanotechnology ) ) and WTP=( CF | CE ) and WTP=BK

To discover additional free electronic books, try first browsing the collections available via the National Academies Press and the PubMed Bookshelf. Those include only peer-reviewed materials, usually of exceptional quality. It is also possible to search Google or WikiBooks to discover fulltext books online in various topics. Example searches are included below.

National Academies Press: http://www.nap.edu/

NCBI: PubMed: Bookshelf: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books&itool=toolbar

Google Books: Genomics: http://books.google.com/books?q=genomics&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=1

Google Books: Proteomics: http://books.google.com/books?q=proteomics&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=1

WikiBooks: Proteomics: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Proteomics

WikiBooks: Proteomics and Drug Discovery: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Proteomics/Proteomics_and_Drug_Discovery

Google Books: Nanotechnology: http://books.google.com/books?q=nanotechnology&btnG=Search+Books&as_brr=1

Wikibooks: Nanotechnology: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Nanotechnology

Posted by pfa at July 19, 2006 08:23 AM


I just found another excellent online book on nanotechnology.

Unbounding the Future:
the Nanotechnology Revolution
by Eric Drexler and Chris Peterson, with Gayle Pergamit
NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,
© 1991

Posted by: pfa at August 2, 2006 10:54 AM

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