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Human Genetics Concepts and Applications

ISBN-10: 0073525278

ISBN-13: 9780073525273

Edition: 9th 2010

Authors: Ricki Lewis

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Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications, ninth edition, is a non-science major's human genetics text that clearly explains what genes are, how they function, how they interact with the environment, and how our understanding of genetics has changed since completion of the human genome project. Meticulously updated, focused on concepts, and rich with personal stories from people whose lives are dramatically affected by the principles being discussed,Human Geneticsis a textbook that will prepare the next generation of citizens for the decisions that lie ahead.
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Book details

List price: $207.67
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Ricki Lewis has built an eclectic career in communicating the excitement of geneticsand genomics. She earned her Ph.D. in genetics in 1980 from Indiana University.It was the dawn of the modern biotechnology era, which Ricki chronicled in manymagazines and journals. She published one of the first articles on DNA fingerprintingin Discover magazine in 1988, and a decade later one of the first articles on humanstem cells in The Scientist.Ricki has taught a variety of life science courses at Miami University, the Universityat Albany, Empire State College, and community colleges. She has authored orco-authored several university-level textbooks and is the author of The Forever Fix:Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It, as well as an essay collection and a novel .Ricki has been a genetic counselor for a private medical practice since 1984 and isa frequent public speaker. Since 2012, Ricki has written hundreds of news storiesfor Medscape Medical News, articles for Scientific American and for several geneticdisease organizations, and originated and writes the popular weekly DNA Scienceblog at Public Library of Science.Ricki teaches an online course on “Genethics” for the Alden March Bioethics Instituteof Albany Medical College. She lives in upstate New York and sometimes Martha’sVineyard, with husband Larry and several felines. Contact Ricki at rickilewis54@gmail.com , or join the discussion on DNA Science at http://blogs.plos.org/dnascience/ .

Introduction
Overview of Genetics
Cells
Meiosis and Development
Transmission Genetics
Single-Gene Inheritance
Beyond Mendel’s Laws
Matters of Sex
Multifactorial Traits
Genetics of Behavior
DNA and Chromosomes
DNA Structure and Replication
Gene Action: From DNA to Protein
Gene Expression and Epigenetics
Gene Mutation
Chromosomes
Population Genetics
Constant Allele Frequencies
Changing Allele Frequencies
Human Ancestry and Eugenics
Immunity and Cancer
Genetics of Immunity
Genetics of Cancer
Genetic Technology
Genetic Technologies: Amplifying, Modifying, and Monitoring DNA
Genetic Testing and Treatment
Reproductive Technologies
Genomics