‘Farming Human Pathogens’ Now Available

farming-human-pathogens-book-cover3‘Farming Human Pathogens’  is now available for purchase.

The book introduces a cutting-edge formalism based on the asymptotic limit theorems of information theory to describe how punctuated shifts in mesoscale ecosystems imposed by human intervention can entrain patterns of gene expression and organismal evolution. The development is applied to several infectious diseases, including HIV and influenza.

The book is a technical book, no question about it. Its target audience includes researchers and graduate students working in computational biology and the mathematical modeling of biological processes. That said, the book describes a number of case histories, including the evolution and spread of drug resistant HIV in the United States and the emergence of bird flu in southern China, that a wider audience can understand and, we hope, appreciate.

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