Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, ninth edition, is a text that clearly explains what genes are, how they function, how they interact with the environment, and how our understanding of genetics has changed since completion of the human genome project. Meticulously updated, focused on concepts, and rich with personal stories from people whose lives are dramatically affected by the principles being discussed, Human Genetics is a textbook that will prepare the next generation of citizens for the decisions that lie ahead.
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)
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.