The Human Genome: A User's Guide (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Nov 3, 2004 - Science - 480 pages
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This second edition of a very successful text reflects the tremendous pace of human genetics research and the demands that it places on society to understand and absorb its basic implications. The human genome has now been officially mapped and the cloning of animals is becoming a commonplace scientific discussion on the evening news. Join authors Julia Richards and Scott Hawley as they examine the biological foundations of humanity, looking at the science behind the sensation and the current and potential impact of the study of the genome on our society.

The Human Genome, Second Edition is ideal for students and non-professionals, but will also serve as a fitting guide for the novice geneticist by providing a scientific, humanistic, and ethical frame of reference for a more detailed study of genetics.

New in this edition:
· 60% new material, including data from the Human Genome Project and the latest genetics and ethics discussions
· Several new case studies and personal stories that bring the concepts of genetics and heredity to life
· Simplified treatment of material for non-biology majors
· New full-color art throughout the text
· New co-author, Julia Richards, joins R. Scott Hawley in this revision
  

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Using the theme of sexuality, the authors discuss basic genetics information and analytical techniques and the genetic basis of cancer, AIDS, and mental illness. A very complex subject is broken into ... Read full review

Contents

Section 2 THE CENTRAL DOGMA OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
45
Section 3 HOW CHROMOSOMES MOVE
85
Section 4 MUTATION
125
Section 5 GENES CHROMOSOMES AND SEX
203
Section 6 BREAKING THE RULES
253
Section 7 THE HUMAN GENOME LANDSCAPE
277
Section 8 COMPLEX AND HETEROGENEOUS TRAITS
325
Section 9 GENETIC TESTING AND THERAPY
377
Section 10 FEARS FAITH AND FANTASIES
419
Credits
441
Index
451
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About the author (2004)

R. Scott Hawley is a Senior Scientist at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research. Before joining the Stowers Institute in 2001, he was a Professor of Genetics at the University of California at Davis for 10 years. An accomplished textbook author, he has also published over 50 papers and articles in scientific journals. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Genetics Society of America and is currently on the Editorial Board of "Genetics."

Michelle Walker is an Intellectual Property Specialist for Galileo Laboratories in Santa Clara, California. She earned an MS in Genetics from the University of California at Davis, has written several scientific articles, served as an Editor for the entomological journal "Sociobiology," and spent numerous hours volunteering her time in the field of bioethics and as a scientific mentor for inner-city children.

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