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Human Genetics and Society

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ISBN-10: 0538733217

ISBN-13: 9780538733212

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Ronnee (Ronnee Yashon) Yashon, Michael Cummings

List price: $292.95
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HUMAN GENETICS AND SOCIETY is an engaging text that demonstrates the relevance of genetics with an integrated case-based approach. Written for non-science majors, it shows the importance of genetics by placing concepts within real-life contexts that you can appreciate throughout every chapter. Not just relegated to features, boxes, and the end of chapters, this book's real-world cases and intriguing questions are woven throughout the chapter narrative, vividly showing you how and why the concepts of human genetics are vital to your personal life and to society at large.
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Book details

List price: $292.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 9/23/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preview: Genetics in Your Life
Biology Basics: Cells and Cell Structure
Sex and Development
Assisted Reproductive Technology
Changes in Chromosome Number
How Genes Are Transmitted from Generation to Generation
Biology Review: DNA and RNA
Gene Action
Gene Changes; Mutation and Epigenetics
Biotechnology
Genetic Testing
DNA Forensics
Genomics
Biology Review: Genes, Populations, and the Environment
Complex traits
Cancer
Behavior Genetics
Immunogenetics
Population Genetics
Human Evolution
Past, Present and Future