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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: 9780073050614
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 11.17 (h) x 0.87 (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

Human Genetics, 9e

Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Overview of Genetics

Chapter 2 Cells

Chapter 3 Meiosis and Development
Part 2 Transmission Genetics


Chapter 4 Single-Gene Inheritance

Chapter 5 Beyond Mendel’s Laws

Chapter 6 Matters of Sex

Chapter 7 Multifactorial Traits

Chapter 8 Genetics of Behavior
Part 3 DNA and Chromosomes


Chapter 9 DNA Structure and Replication

Chapter 10 Gene Action: From DNA to Protein

Chapter 11 Gene Expression and Epigenetics

Chapter 12 Gene Mutation

Chapter 13 Chromosomes
Part 4 Population Genetics


Chapter 14 Constant Allele Frequencies

Chapter 15 Changing Allele Frequencies

Chapter 16 Human Ancestry and Eugenics
Part 5 Immunity and Cancer


Chapter 17 Genetics of Immunity

Chapter 18 Genetics of Cancer
Part 6 Genetic Technology


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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