The Human Genome: A User's Guide

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Academic Press, 1999 - Human gene mapping - 415 pages
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The Human Genome: A User's Guide conveys both the essence and the excitement of modern human genetics. Incorporating all of researchers' latest discoveries, the authors ground their work in the discussion of a major function of the human gene: that of sex determination and development. This focus opens the discussion to the interactions between science and society. Hawley and Mori take care to examine the process of genetic analysis and to explore relevant topics such as the genetics of cancer, behavior and personality, AIDS, mental illness, cloning, and gene therapy. The reader gains sophisticated insight into human heredity, beyond the misconceptions of folklore.
  

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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 understandable pieces and then put back together to form a complicated but comprehensible whole. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

R. Scott Hawley is an Investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, Missouri, and a Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Julia E. Richards is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She teaches introductory genetics to graduate students in the university's School of Public Health.

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