Edition: 3rd 2010
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Description: Significant advances in our knowledge of genetics were made during the twentieth century but in the most recent decades, genetic research has dramatically increased its impact throughout society. Genetic issues are now playing a large role in health and public policy, and new knowledge in this field will continue to have significant implications for individuals and society. Written to communicate sound and modern science in an an accessible way for all, Human Genetics, 3E will increase the genetics knowledge of researcher, practitioners, and students alike who are learning about human genetics for the first time. This thorough revision of the best-selling Human Genome,2E includes entirely new chapters on forensics, stem cell biology, bioinformatics, and societal/ethical issues associated with the field. New special features boxes make connections between human genetics and human health and disease. Carefully crafted pedagogy to support self-learning and the use of the book in classroom setting includes chapter-opening case studies that set the stage for each chapter; concept statements interspersed throughout chapters to keep focus on key concepts; and end-of-chapter questions and critical thinking activities. This new edition will contribute to creating a genetically literate research population that understands elements of the personal and health implications of genetics and participates effectively in public policy issues involving genetic information. .Includes more topical material--e.g., forensics, stem cells, human genome project--to draw the non-specialist student into the material .Interest boxes that focus on human health and disease gives the non-specialist reader a context in which to understand the material-i.e.,why is this important to me? .Full ancillary package, including Instructor's Manual,e-transparencies, test bank, companion Website with student self-tests .Expert authorship by Scott Hawley, of the Stower's Institute for Medical Research, and 2008 recipient of excellence in teaching award from the Genetics Society of America; Julia Roberts
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $54.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall