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Human Heredity : Principles and Issues

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Pub. Date:
2/6/2008
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummings?s 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.

Table of Contents

A Perspective on Human Genetics
Cells and Cell Division
Transmission of Genes from Generation to Generation
Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics
Interaction of Genes and the Environment
Cytogenetics: Karyotypes and Chromosome Aberrations
Development and Sex Determination
DNA Structure and Chromosomal Organization
Gene Expression: From Genes to Proteins
From Proteins to Phenotypes
Mutation: The Source of Genetic Variation
Genes and Cancer
An Introduction to Cloning and Recombinant DNA
Biotechnology and Society
The Human Genome Project and Genomics
Reproductive Technology, Gene Therapy, and Genetic Counseling
Genes and the Immune System
Genes of Behavior
Population Genetics and Human Evolution
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