Who's Afraid of Genetics in Medicine contains text targeted at a range of readers from students of biology, nursing, physician assistant programs and medical programs as well as anyone who simply has an interest in understanding genetics better. It explains some of the concepts basic to genetics in general and does it with a no frills approach. We begin with basic genetic principles and move into gene products and a sample of biogenetic diseases and disease groups. Later chapters deal with behavioral genetics, genetic testing, and gene therapy as well as genetic warfare. This book uses metaphor, fact, opinion, and anything else that will get the point across to the reader.
Author Biography: Debbie Dean was born in 1953, the year Watson and Crick discovered the structure of DNA. She spent 25 years as a US Army medical officer living and working all over the world. She is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam era as well as having served in Panama and the Gulf War. Educated as a PA, MD and Ph.D., she has always had a keen interest in DNA. Today she is retired and lives on the beach in Belize with her dog, Perla.