Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications (Lewis)

Grade Levels: 9-12

Illuminate the principles and concepts of the science of genetics.

About the Program

Illuminate the principles and concepts of the once obscure science of genetics with Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications. This new 12th edition is updated to reflect the evolution of genetics, presenting the study of genomic variation and heredity in organisms as the basis for medical science.

Updated content empowers students with:

  • Learning outcomes in each chapter that guide students through content mastery.
  • The Big Picture which encapsulates the overall theme of each chapter.
  • Captivating photography and vibrant, dimensional illustrations.
  • High interest, highlighted content that engages students, including:
    • Clinical Connections
    • Bioethics
    • A Glimpse of History
    • Technology Timeline
    • SmartBook®, an adaptive eBook that personalizes reading content for each student.


Program Components

  • Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Teacher Edition, 1-year subscription
    Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Teacher Edition, 1-year subscription
  • Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Teacher Edition, 6-year subscription
    Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Teacher Edition, 6-year subscription
  • Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Student Edition, 1-year subscription
    Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Online Student Edition, 1-year subscription
  • Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Standard Student Bundle, 1-year subscription
    Lewis, Human Genetics, 2018, 12e (Reinforced Binding) Standard Student Bundle, 1-year subscription
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PART ONE: Introduction

  • CHAPTER 1 What is in a Human Genome?
  • CHAPTER 2 Cells
  • CHAPTER 3 Meiosis, Development, and Aging

PART TWO: Transmission Genetics

  • CHAPTER 4 Single-Gene Inheritance
  • CHAPTER 5 Beyond Mandel’s Laws
  • CHAPTER 6 Matters of Sex
  • CHAPTER 7 Multifactorial Traits
  • CHAPTER 8 Genetics of Behavior

PART THREE: DNA and Chromosomes

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

PART FOUR: Population Genetics

  • CHAPTER 14 Constant Allele Frequencies and DNA Forensics
  • CHAPTER 15 Changing Allele Frequencies
  • CHAPTER 16 Human Ancestry and Evolution

PART FIVE: IMMUNITY AND CANCER

  • CHAPTER 17 Genetics of Immunity
  • CHAPTER 18 Cancer Genetics and Genomics

PART SIX: DNA TECHNOLOGY

  • CHAPTER 19 DNA Technologies
  • CHAPTER 20 Genetic Testing and Treatment
  • CHAPTER 21 Reproductive Technologies
  • CHAPTER 22 Genomics

Ricki Lewis has built an eclectic career in communicating the excitement of genetics and genomics, combining skills as a geneticist and a journalist. She currently writes the popular weekly blog, DNA Science, at Public Library of Science and contributes frequent articles to Medscape Medical News and the Genetic Literacy Project. Dr. Lewis has authored or coauthored several university-level textbooks and is the author of the narrative nonfiction book, The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, as well as an essay collection, a novel, and a short “basics” book on human genetics. She teaches an online course on “Genethics” for the Alden March Bioethics Institute of Albany Medical College and is a genetic counselor for a private medical practice. Her passion is rare genetic diseases; she writes often about affected families who are pioneering DNA-based treatments