NATA compliant Ricki Lewis, Contributing Editor, "The Scientist" Compelling, human interest examples from the author's extensive experience as a genetic counselor and science journalist keep the students interested in the textual material. This text weaves relevance throughout by including stories about real people dealing with real genetic issues. Through "In Their Own Words Essays," individuals tell of their experience with genetic conditions. In addition, "Bioethics: Choices for the Future Boxes," found at the ends of appropriate chapters, encourage students to ask difficult questions of themselves, and to predict how the new science of genetics might impact their lives.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Overview of Genetics Chapter 2 Cells Chapter 3 Meiosis and Development Chapter 4 Single Gene Inheritance Chapter 5 Beyond Mendel’s Laws Chapter 6 Matters of Sex Chapter 7 Multifactorial Traits Chapter 8 The Genetics of Behavior Chapter 9 DNA Structure and Replication Chapter 10 Gene Action: From DNA to Protein Chapter 11 Control of Gene Expression and Genome ArchitectureChapter 12 Gene Mutation Chapter 13 Chromosomes Chapter 14 When Allele Frequencies Stay Constant Chapter 15 Changing Allele Frequencies Chapter 16 Human Ancestry and Eugenics Chapter 17 Genetics of Immunity Chapter 18 The Genetics of Cancer Chapter 19 Genetic Technologies: Amplifying, Modifying, and Monitoring DNA Chapter 20 Genetic Testing and Treatment Chapter 21 Reproductive Technologies Chapter 22 Genomics