Human Genetics https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1259700933.jpeg 12 9781259700934 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.
Human Genetics

Human Genetics

12th Edition
By Ricki Lewis
ISBN10: 1259700933
ISBN13: 9781259700934
Copyright: 2018

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


Part 2 Transmission Genetics
4 Single-Gene Inheritance
5 Beyond Mendel’s Laws
6 Matters of Sex
7 Multifactorial Traits
8 Genetics of Behavior


Part 3 DNA and Chromosomes
9 DNA Structure and Replication
10 Gene Action: From DNA to Protein
11 Gene Expression and Epigenetics
12 Gene Mutation
13 Chromosomes


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


Part 5 Immunity and Cancer
17 Genetics of Immunity
18 Cancer Genetics and Genomics


Part 6 Genetic Technology
19 DNA Technologies
20 Genetic Testing and Treatment
21 Reproductive Technologies
22 Genomics



About the Author

Ricki Lewis

Ricki Lewis’s career communicating science began with earning a Ph.D. in Genetics from Indiana University in 1980. It quickly blossomed into writing for newspapers and magazines and writing the introductory textbook Life. Since then, she has taught a variety of life science courses and has authored the textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications and books about gene therapy, stem cells, and scientific discovery. She is a genetic counselor for a large medical practice, teaches a graduate online course in "Genethics" at Albany Medical College, and writes for Medscape Medical News, Genetic Literacy Project, Rare Disease Report, and medical journals. Ricki also writes the popular DNA Science blog at Public Library of Science and is a frequent public speaker.

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