Human Heredity: Principles and Issues / Edition 4

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The Fifth Edition of Human Heredity addresses the needs of human genetics for students and instructors as never before. Michael Cummings, a leading author in genetics education, uses student-friendly writing to explain complex concepts, including the correct amount of detail at an appropriate level for non-science students. The text's organization is flexible for instructors to choose the order of chapters to fit their courses. After Chapter 3, Transmission of Genes from Generation to Generation, instructors may assign the chapters in any order. Also, each chapter is outlined to easily identify the central ideas.New features for the Fifth Edition include Case Histories at the end of each chapter and references to the many available genetics databases, which makes the material even more accessible and meaningful for students. New and revised Internet Activities, also at the end of each chapter, allow students to use web technology to enhance your learning experience.Gene Discovery Lab CD-ROM and web site is available for students to explore a molecular biology laboratory. This virtual lab allows students to make the connection between the lab and classroom. Text correlations in the experiments reinforce the relationship between scientific concepts and how science is conducted. You can manipulate live data from GenBank (available through a search engine) to perform virtual cutting-edge research.Opening vignettes and Guest Essays also help students to learn and relate to human genetics.

Incl. Mendelian inheritance in humans/sex linkage & sex determination/chromosome aberrations/gene action/etc.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314095787
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 8.53 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Genetics as a Human Endeavor. 2. Cells, Chromosomes, and Cell Division. 3. Transmission of Genes from Generation to Generation. 4. Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics. 5. Polygenes and Multifactorial Inheritance. 6. Cytogenics. 7. Development and Sex Determination. 8. Dna Structure and Chromosomal Organization. 9. Gene Expression: How Proteins Are Made. 10. From Proteins to Phenotypes. 11. Mutation: The Source of Genetic Variation. 12. An Introduction to Cloning and Recombinant DNA. 13. Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology. 14. Genes and Cancer. 15. Genetics of the Immune System. 16. Genetics of Behavior. 17. Genes in Populations. 18. Human Diversity in Evolution. 19. Genetic Screening and Genetic Counseling. Appendix A: Probability. Appendix B: Answers to Selected Questions and Problems. Glossary. Credits. Index.
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