Human Genetics / Edition 10

Human Genetics / Edition 10

by Ricki Lewis
ISBN-10:
0073525308
ISBN-13:
2900073525302
Pub. Date:
10/07/2011
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Overview

Human Genetics / Edition 10

Put genetics in perspective_a human perspective. Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications gives nonmajors a solid,complete foundation in the principles of human genetics. It builds on that base with current information and compelling human stories that give the study of the science relevance and interest. It's the only full-color text of its kind.

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ISBN-13: 2900073525302
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/07/2011
Edition description: NE
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ricki Lewis’s career communicating science began with earning a Ph.D. in Genetics from Indiana University in 1980. It quickly blossomed into writing for newspapers and magazines and writing the introductory textbook Life. Since then, she has taught a variety of life science courses and has authored the textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications and books about gene therapy, stem cells, and scientific discovery. She is a genetic counselor for a large medical practice, teaches a graduate online course in "Genethics" at Albany Medical College, and writes for Medscape Medical News, Genetic Literacy Project, Rare Disease Report, and medical journals. Ricki also writes the popular DNA Science blog at Public Library of Science and is a frequent public speaker.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
1 Overview of Genetics
2 Cells
3 Development
TRANSMISSION GENETICS
4 Single-Gene Inheritance
5 Extensions and Exceptions to Mendel's Laws
6 Matters of Sex
7 Multifactorial Traits
8 The Genetics of Behavior
DNA AND CHROMOSOMES
9 DNA Structure and Replication
10 Gene Action and Expression
11 Gene Mutation
12 Chromosomes
POPULATION GENETICS
13 When Allele Frequencies Stay Constant
14 Changing Allele Frequencies
15 Human Origins and Evolution
IMMUNITY AND CANCER
16 Genetics of Immunity
17 Cancer
GENETIC TECHNOLOGY
18 Genetically Modified Organisms
19 Gene Therapy and Genetic Counseling
20 Agricultural Biotechnology
21 Reproductive Technologies\
22 Genomics and the Future

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