Human Genetics: The Basics (The Basics)

Human Genetics: The Basics (The Basics)

By: Ricki Lewis (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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.

Contents

1. From Ancestry to Destiny 2. From Mendel's Peas to Double Helices 3. How Genes Work 4. Genes and Health 5. Genetic Testing 6. Genetic and Genomic Technologies

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780415579865
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 200
  • ID: 9780415579865
  • weight: 226
  • ISBN10: 0415579864

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