Human Genetics: The Basics (Google eBook)

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Garland Science, Oct 6, 2010 - Science - 188 pages
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Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure branch of biological science and occasional explanation for exceedingly rare disorders to a field all of its own that affects everyone. Human Genetics: The Basics introduces the key questions and issues in this emerging field, including:

    • The common ancestry of all humanity
    • The role of genes in sickness and health
    • Debates over the use of genetic technology

Written in an engaging, narrative manner, this concise introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, and the genetic ties that bind us all.

  

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Contents

1 FROM ANCESTRY TO DESTINY
1
2 FROM MENDELS PEAS TO DOUBLE HELICES
27
3 HOW GENES WORK
63
4 GENES AND HEALTH
90
5 GENETIC TESTING
119
6 GENETIC AND GENOMIC TECHNOLOGIES
148
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
172
BIBLIOGRAPHY
177
INDEX
186
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About the author (2010)

Ricki Lewis is Adjunct Professor of Medical Education at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, USA, and a genetic counselor with CareNet Medical Group. She is the author of several textbooks including Human Genetics, Hole’s Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Life.

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