Human Genetics (NASTA Hardcover Reinforced High School Binding) by Ricki Lewis

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-22
  • Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Pub
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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

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