Human Genetics: The Basics

Human Genetics: The Basics

by Ricki Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415579848

ISBN-13: 9780415579841

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure branch of biological science and occasional explanation for exceedingly rare disorders to a field all of its own that affects everyone. Human Genetics: The Basics introduces the key questions and issues in this emerging field, including:

• The common ancestry of all humanity

• The role of

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Overview

Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure branch of biological science and occasional explanation for exceedingly rare disorders to a field all of its own that affects everyone. Human Genetics: The Basics introduces the key questions and issues in this emerging field, including:

• The common ancestry of all humanity

• The role of genes in sickness and health

• Debates over the use of genetic technology

Written in an engaging, narrative manner, this concise introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, and the genetic ties that bind us all.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415579841
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
Basics Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. From Ancestry to Destiny 2. From Mendel’s Peas to Double Helices 3. How Genes Work 4. Genes and Health 5. Genetic Testing 6. Genetic and Genomic Technologies

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