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Overview

Put genetics in perspective_a human perspective. Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications gives nonmajors a solid,complete foundation in the principles of human genetics. It builds on that base with current information and compelling human stories that give the study of the science relevance and interest. It's the only full-color text of its kind.

Incl. transmission genetics/DNA & chromosomes/population genetics/immunity & cancer/genetic technology/etc.

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An excellent introductory text for undergraduates, especially those with "sciencephobia." Slow-paced material incorporates information on genetics in the news, and features chapter outlines, real-life vignettes, technology timelines, key concepts, chapter glossaries, and review and applied questions, plus boxed readings on fun subjects like human werewolves, and color photos and diagrams. Includes sections on fundamentals, transmission genetics, DNA and chromosomes, population genetics, immunity and cancer, and the latest genetic technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780077221270
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2007
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ricki Lewis is the author of Human Genetics, founding author of Life, and co-author of two human anatomy and physiology textbooks, all published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education. She is also the author of the essay collection Discovery: Windows on the Life Sciences and the novel Stem Cell Symphony, and many magazine and journal articles. Dr. Lewis teaches “Genethics” at the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical Center, and is a genetic counselor with CareNet Medical Group in Schenectady, New York.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Overview of Genetics
Chapter 2 Cells
Chapter 3 Meiosis and Development
Chapter 4 Single Gene Inheritance
Chapter 5 Beyond Mendel’s Laws
Chapter 6 Matters of Sex
Chapter 7 Multifactorial Traits
Chapter 8 The Genetics of Behavior
Chapter 9 DNA Structure and Replication
Chapter 10 Gene Action: From DNA to Protein
Chapter 11 Control of Gene Expression and Genome Architecture
Chapter 12 Gene Mutation
Chapter 13 Chromosomes
Chapter 14 When Allele Frequencies Stay Constant
Chapter 15 Changing Allele Frequencies
Chapter 16 Human Ancestry and Eugenics
Chapter 17 Genetics of Immunity
Chapter 18 The Genetics of Cancer
Chapter 19 Genetic Technologies: Amplifying, Modifying, and Monitoring DNA
Chapter 20 Genetic Testing and Treatment
Chapter 21 Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 22 Genomics
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