Human Heredity Principles and Issues

ISBN-10: 0495554456
ISBN-13: 9780495554455
Edition: 8th 2009
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Description: Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummingss HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed  More...

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List price: $338.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398

Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummingss HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed for the introductory genetics or heredity course, this concise, well-written, and well-illustrated text combines thorough coverage with a superior supplement and media package that offers a wealth of study tools--including the customized learning paths of CengageNOW. The new eighth edition includes streamlined art, chapter sidebars that address everyday issues, and numerous cases that help you analyze tough decisions. Written by a widely respected genetics authority, HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES is known for its student-friendly presentation that introduces complex topics and important concepts with precise logic, without oversimplifying. Demonstrating the process of science while focusing on basic genetics concepts, the text gives you a working knowledge of heredity without the rigorous scientific/quantitative details. It discusses the various genetic services that are now developing--highlighting the social relevance and real-world applications to your other courses and personal life. Emphasizing relevant issues, the text equips you with the insight to make informed decisions about your personal health and public policy, as well as teaches you how to recognize genetic disorders, their causes, and their patterns of inheritance.

William S. Klug is currently Professor of Biology at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College) in Ewing, New Jersey. He served as chair of the Biology Department for 17 years, a position to which he was first elected in 1974. He received his B.A. degree in Biology from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to coming to the College of New Jersey, he was on the faculty of Wabash College as an Assistant Professor. His research interests have involved ultrastructural and molecular genetic studies of oogenesis in Drosophila. He has taught the genetics course as well as the senior capstone seminar course in human and molecular genetics to undergraduate biology majors for each of the last 35 years. In 2002, he was the recipient of the initial teaching award given at the College of New Jersey granted to the faculty member who most challenges students to achieve high standards. He also received the 2004 Outstanding Professor Award from the Sigma Pi International, and in the same year, he was nominated as the Educator of the Year, an award given by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. Michael R. Cummings is currently Research Professor in the Department of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois. For more than 25 years, he was a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences and in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has also served on the faculties of Northwestern University and Florida State University. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's College in Winona, Minnesota, and hisM.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In addition to this text and its companion volumes, he has also written textbooks in human genetics and general biology for nonmajors. His research interests center on the molecular organization and physical mapping of the heterochromatic regions of human acrocentric chromosomes. At the undergraduate level, he teaches courses in Mendelian and molecular genetics, human genetics, and general biology, and has received numerous awards for teaching excellence given by university faculty, student organizations and graduating seniors. Charlotte A. Spencer is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has also served as a faculty member in the Department of Biochemistry at teh University of Alberta. She received her B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of British Columbia and he Ph.D. in Genetics from teh University of Alberta, followed by postdoctoral training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. Her research interests involve the regulation of RNA polymerase II transcription in cancer cells, cells infected with DNA viruses and cells transversing the mitotic phase of the cell cycle. She has taught courses in Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Oncology, at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has contributed Genetics, Technology and Society essays for several editions of Concepts of Genetics and Essentials of Genetics. In addition, she has written booklets in the Prentice-Hall Exploring Biology series, which are aimed at the undergraduate nonmajors level. Michael A. Palladino is AssociateProfessor in the Department of Biology at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from Trenton State College (now known as The College of New Jersey) and his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Cell Biology from the University of Virginia. He directs an active laboratory of undergraduate student researchers studying molecular mechanisms involved in innate immunity of mammalian male reproductive organs and genes involved in oxygen homeostasis and ischemic injury of the testis. He has taught a wide range of courses for both majors

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