Genetics For Dummies

Genetics For Dummies

by Tara Rodden Robinson
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Genetics For Dummies by Tara Rodden Robinson

A plain-English guide to genetics

Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field.

From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats.

  • Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner
  • Includes coverage of stem cell research, molecular genetics, behavioral genetics, genetic engineering, and more
  • Explores ethical issues as they pertain to the study of genetics

Whether you're currently enrolled in a genetics course or are just looking for a refresher, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow information on this fascinating subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470551745
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/03/2010
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 204,984
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tara Rodden Robinson, PhD, is an Instructor of Genetics, Extended Campus, at Oregon State University. Previously, she worked as an instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

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Genetics For Dummies 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got his book to better understand genetics (after I had already taken the class). I wanted to understand some of the concepts I did not get the first time around. It is missing gene mapping (huge for me). ALso involving the cekk cycle it doesn't say the stages of prophase but it has something stupid interkinesis (What? it is a stage where literally nothing happens!) why would you put that in there?
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