Lewis: Human Genetics, 12th edition

Today, human genetics is for everyone. It is about variation more than about illnesses, and increasingly about the common rather than about the rare. Once an obscure science or an occasional explanation for an odd collection of symptoms, human genetics is now part of everyday conversation. By coming to know genetic backgrounds, people can control their environments in more healthy ways. Genetic knowledge is, therefore, both informative and empowering. This edition of Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications shows students how and why that is true.
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ISBNS: 1259700933 / 9781259700934
Publication Date: 9/05/17


Accurate and updated: Cutting-edge scientific coverage is incorporated throughout the book. Dr. Lewis experience as a scientific journalist enables her to keep current with breaking topics in genetics, giving students the most up-to-date human genetics text on the market.

Clear human focus: Compelling, human interest examples from the author's extensive experience as a genetic counselor and hospice volunteer keep students interested in the narrative through stories about real people dealing with real genetic issues. Case studies at the beginning of each chapter and Reading boxes provide students with real-life applications of the concepts to be discussed in the chapter. Individuals tell of their experience with genetic conditions through In Their Own Words essays. Bioethics: Choices for the Future Boxes, found at the ends of appropriate chapters, encourage students to ask difficult questions of themselves, and to predict how the new science of genetics might impact their lives.

New pedagogy: Author added new Forensic Focus questions at the end of relevant chapters and new Questions for Discussion to Bioethics boxes. These question sets are in addition to the existing pedagogical tools: chapter opening outline, summary of key concepts at the end of each numbered section, step-by-step strategies for solving genetics problems at relevant places in the text, end-of-chapter summary, short answer. Review Questions that test knowledge and comprehension. Applied Questions that require higher-level thinking.

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction
Chapter 1 What Is in a Human Genome?
Chapter 2 Cells
Chapter 3 Meiosis, Development, and Aging

PART 2 Transmission Genetics
Chapter 4 Single-Gene Inhertance
Chapter 5 Beyond Mendel's Laws
Chapter 6 Matters of Sex
Chapter 7 Multifactorial Traits
Chapter 8 Genetics of Behvior

PART 3 DNA and Chromosomes
Chapter 9 DNA Structure and Replication
Chapter 10 Gene Action: From DNA to Protein
Chapter 11 Gene Expression and Epigentics
Chapter 12 Gene Mutation
Chapter 13 Chromosomes

PART 4 Population Genetics
Chapter 14 Constant Allele Frequencies and DNA Forensics
Chapter 15 Changing Allele Frequencies
Chapter 16 Human Ancestry and Evolution

P A R T 5: Immunity and Cancer
Chapter 17: Genetics of Immunity
Chapter 18: Cancer Genetics and Genomics

P A R T 6: Genetic Technology Chapter 19: DNA Technologies
Chapter 20: Genetic Testing and Treatment
Chapter 21: Reproductive Technologies
Chapter 22: Genomics

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