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Molecular insights into development in humans: Studies in Normal Development and Birth Defects
  1. Loydie A Jerome-Majewska
  1. Correspondence to Dr Loydie Jerome-Majewska, Department of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3Z 2Z3; loydie.majewska{at}

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Editors: M Smith. Published by World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd 2015, ISBN: 978-9814630580.

The textbook by Moyra Smith is a summary of normal human development and the diseases and molecular pathways affected in birth defects.

The textbook is separated into three sections: The first section focuses on genomics, gene structure and regulation and signalling of specific organelles. This first section is covered in chapters 1–7. Chapters 1–5 provide a non-exhaustive summary of gene regulation, epigenetics, signalling pathways and stem cells. Chapters 6 and 7 cover disorders associated with abnormal development, abnormal metabolism and perturbed functions in …

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