Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

Hemophilia: The Royal Disease

Todd T. Eckdahl

In Stock Date: 
10/16/2016
Print Price: 
$49.95
Print ISBN: 
9781944749637
E-book Price: 
$29.95
E-book ISBN: 
9781944749644
Pages: 
100
Binding Type: 
Softcover

Hemophilia is a genetic disease that impairs the normal process of blood clotting and results in uncontrolled external and internal bleeding. The reader of this book will learn how a diagnosis of hemophilia is made by blood clot¬ting tests and measurements of clotting factor levels in blood.

The book describes how hemophilia A and B are caused by mutations in genes that encode clotting factor VIII and clotting factor IX, respectively, both of which are carried on the X chromosome. As a result, almost all children born with hemophilia A and B are boys. Hemophilia C is caused by mutations in the clotting factor XI gene on chromosome 4, and occurs in males and females with equal frequency. The author details the use of factor replacement therapy to treat hemophilia, and evaluates the prospects for curing hemophilia through gene therapy and genome editing.

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Todd T. Eckdahl

Todd T. Eckdahl

Dr. Todd T. Eckdahl earned a BS in chemistry from the University Minnesota, Duluth, and a PhD in molecular genetics from Purdue University. He is currently professor of biology at Missouri Western State University, where he teaches genetics and conducts research in collaboration with undergraduate students that is supported by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Eckdahl has published over 40 articles in professional journals that contribute to molecular genetics and synthetic biology research and to undergraduate science education.

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