The Human Genome: A User's Guide / Edition 1by R. Scott Hawley, Catherine A. Mori
Pub. Date: 09/01/1998
Publisher: Elsevier Science
The Human Genome: A User's Guide conveys both the essence and the excitement of modern human genetics. Incorporating all of researchers' latest discoveries, the authors ground their work in the discussion of a major function of the human gene: that of sex determination and development. This focus opens the discussion to the interactions between science and society. Hawley and Mori take care to examine the process of genetic analysis and to explore relevant topics such as the genetics of cancer, behavior and personality, AIDS, mental illness, cloning, and gene therapy. The reader gains sophisticated insight into human heredity beyond the misconceptions of folklore.
R. Scott Hawley is a Professor of Genetics at the University of California at Davis. Before moving to UC Davis in 1991, he was on the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine for nine years. His research interests include the etiology of birth defects and the genetics of cancer. He has published more than 50 articles in scientific journals. He has taught human genetics to undergraduates (both non-biology majors and biology majors), graduate students, and medical students.
Catherine Mori is an accomplished health education writer. Her previous writing has concentrated on drug- and alcohol-related risks to health and on the treatment and prevention of drug and alcohol addiction. Her interest in human genetics began when she attended Dr. Hawley's Human Genetics course for non-majors at UC Davis. She has worked extensively as a management consultant in the private sector and is currently working on her Master's degree in Business Administration at the University of California at Davis.
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Table of ContentsThe Basics of Heredity:
The Answer in a Nut Shell: Genes, Proteins, and the Meaning of Life.
Mendel and the Concept of the Gene.
How Genes Work: The Story of How Genes Encode Proteins or "The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology."
How Genes Move: Chromosomes and the Physical Basis of the Laws of Mendel.
Absent Essentials and Monkey Wrenches: How Mutations Produce a Phenotype.
How Genes Determine Our Sex.
Sex and Chromosomes, Sex and Hormones, Sex and.... Sex Causes Problems: The Inactivation of the Second X Chromosome.
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation.
When Meiosis or Mendelian Inheritance Fails.
Failed Chromosome Segregation and the Etiology of Down's Syndrome.
Extreme Mutation: Triplet Repeat Syndromes. Imprinting or Epigenetic Changes in Genes and Chromosomes.
Introduction to Gene Cloning.
DNA Polymorphisms as Genetic Markers in Humans (and the Miracle of PCR).
Human Gene Mapping: A General Approach.
Mammoth Genes: Muscular Dystrophy and Neurofibromatosis.
Genes and Cancer.
Interactions of Genes and the Environment. Multifactorial Inheritance: Towards Finding the Genes for Manic Depression and Schizophrenia.
The Monoamine Oxidose A Gene and a Genetic Basis for Criminality?
Genetics of the Human AIDS Virus.
Methods of Prenatal Diagnosis.
Potential for Gene Therapy.
Epilogue: Fears, Faith and Fantasies.
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