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Instructors will find this Seventh Edition of HUMAN HEREDITY current, clear, and complemented by an amazing array of technology for students and instructors. In addition, the latter chapters (12-19) have been reorganized for greater ease of use. There is also more coverage of hot topics like recombinant DNA technology, genetic engineering, cloning, stem cell research, and HIV. In support of this, "How Would You Vote?" questions appear at the beginning and end of each chapter. Chapters begin with an opening story-focusing on a controversial issue. After the story, the "How Would You Vote?" box directs students to the website to voice their opinion. On the website the issue is summarized, an InfoTrac activity with questions involving the issue is provided, and students cast their vote and see tallied results of the voting. Additional student support includes Human GeneticsNOW, a password-protected website integrated with the Seventh Edition that provides students with access to diagnostic Pre-Tests and Post-Tests for each chapter. It automatically generates customized learning plans for students, directing them to text information and ancillaries that help them master specific concepts. Active Figures in the text, indicated by a media icon, have corresponding narrated animations on the Human GeneticsNOW site that are included in the customized Learning Plan along with additional animations and media assets. For instructors, a Multimedia Manager provides the all of the art and photos from the text in PowerPoint form, and, lectures can be further enhanced by using animations and CNN videos on human heredity topics.
1. A Perspective on Human Genetics. 2. Cells and Cell Division. 3. Transmission of Genes from Generation to Generation. 4. Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics. 5. Complex Patterns of Inheritance. 6. Cytogenetics: Karyotypes and Chromosome Aberrations. 7. Development and Sex Determination. 8. DNA Structure and Chromosomal Organization. 9. Gene Expression: From Genes to Proteins. 10. From Proteins to Phenotypes. 11. Mutation: The Source of Genetic Variation. 12. Genes And Cancer. 13. An Introduction to Cloning and Recombinant DNA. 14. Biotechnology and Society. 15. The Human Genome Project and Genomics. 16. Reproductive Technology, Gene Therapy and Genetic Counseling. 17. Genes and the Immune System. 18. Genes and Behavior. 19. Population Genetics and Human Evolution.