Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance, and evolution in animals, plants, and humans alikefrom the origins and development of life to the human genome and designer babiesthis is the fastest, fullest path to understanding genetics.
Contents include genes, DNA, natural selection, Darwinism, stem cell and gene therapies, evo/devo, epigenetics, cloning, genetic engineering and artificial life, as well as key biological concepts necessary to understand the fascinating field of genetics.
About the Author
Tom Jackson is a science writer based in the UK. Over the last 20 years he has written more than 100 books and contributed to many more. Tom works with a wide range of subjects and has written about everything from axolotls to zoroastrianism. His specialties are natural history, technology and the history of science. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University. Before beginning a life of writing, he worked as a zookeeper and conservationist, which saw him planting trees in Somerset, surveying Vietnamese jungles and rescuing wildlife from droughtridden Zimbabwe. Tom lives in Bristol with his wife and three children.