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Amino Acid Metabolism and Genetic Variation.

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Edited by NYHAN WILLIAM L.. , M.D., PH.D. 495 pages. The Blakiston Division, McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, Toronto, London, and Sydney: , 1967.. Price, $22.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1201. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1201_2
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Thirty-four papers first presented at a conference held in March 1967 under sponsorship of Johnson and Johnson Institute for Pediatric Service. The emphasis is on "amino acid metabolism" rather than "genetic variation," and two thirds of the papers are basic and clinical considerations of amino acid biochemistry and metabolism in those disorders involving phenylalanine, tyrosine, histidine, branched-chain amino acids, lysine, ornithine, glycine, homocystine, cystathionine, cystine, and related compounds. The last third of the book deals mostly with amino acids in growth and nutrition. The final chapter is a detailed and useful description of methods used for screening metabolic disease, including


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