The Human Genome

The Human Genome : A User's Guide

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This second edition of a very successful text reflects the tremendous pace of human genetics research and the demands that it places on society to understand and absorb its basic implications. The human genome has now been officially mapped and the cloning of animals is becoming a commonplace scientific discussion on the evening news. Join authors Julia Richards and Scott Hawley as they examine the biological foundations of humanity, looking at the science behind the sensation and the current and potential impact of the study of the genome on our society.

The Human Genome, Second Edition is ideal for students and non-professionals, but will also serve as a fitting guide for the novice geneticist by providing a scientific, humanistic, and ethical frame of reference for a more detailed study of genetics.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 185.4 x 259.1 x 22.9mm | 1,043.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123334624
  • 9780123334626
  • 2,129,853

Table of contents

The Basics of Heredity
The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
How Chromosomes Move
Mutation
Imitating Heredity
The Human Genome Landscape
Common and Complex Traits
Genetic Testing and Therapy
Fears, Fantasy, and Faith
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"This second edition of a very successful text reflects the tremendous pace of human genetics research and the demands that it places on society to understand and absord its basic implications."
-BIOWORLD, 2006

"The clarity of writing and thought in The Human Genome, A User's Guide makes an understanding of genetics and its impact in modern society accessible to everyone."
-Bruce Chase, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"It is easy to read, well thought-out, and full of good examples that clearly explain some of the more difficult concepts in modern genetics."
-Richard K. Wilson, Washington University

"The authors have done a superb job of identifying the key concepts and breaking them down into understandable and relevant explanations..."
-Neil Lamb, Emory University

"This is an excellent version of classical human genetics for sophomore level science students or for all levels of non-science majors."
-John Merriam, University of California at Los Angeles

"It is enjoyable to read, clear, and accurate... The first edition was excellent but this one is even better."
-Philip Meneely, Haverford College "This second edition of a very successful text reflects the tremendous pace of human genetics research and the demands that it places on society to understand and absord its basic implications."
-BIOWORLD, 2006

"The clarity of writing and thought in The Human Genome, A User's Guide makes an understanding of genetics and its impact in modern society accessible to everyone."
-Bruce Chase, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"It is easy to read, well thought-out, and full of good examples that clearly explain some of the more difficult concepts in modern genetics."
-Richard K. Wilson, Washington University

"The authors have done a superb job of identifying the key concepts and breaking them down into understandable and relevant explanations..."
-Neil Lamb, Emory University

"This is an excellent version of classical human genetics for sophomore level science students or for all levels of non-science majors."
-John Merriam, University of California at Los Angeles

"It is enjoyable to read, clear, and accurate... The first edition was excellent but this one is even better."
-Philip Meneely, Haverford College
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Review quote

"The clarity of writing...in The Human Genome, A User's Guide makes an understanding of genetics accessible to everyone."
-Bruce Chase, University of Nebraska at Omaha

"...Well thought-out and full of good examples that clearly explain some of the more difficult concepts in modern genetics."
-Richard K. Wilson, Washington University

"The authors have done a superb job of identifying key concepts and breaking them down into understandable and relevant explanations..."
-Neil Lamb, Emory University

"...An excellent version of classical human genetics for sophomore level science students or for all levels of non-science majors."
- John Merriam, University of California at Los Angeles

"It is enjoyable to read, clear, and accurate... The first edition was excellent but this one is even better." -Philip Meneely, Haverford College
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About R. Scott Hawley

Julia E. Richards (PhD, Genetics, University of Wisconsin) is Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she teaches introductory genetics to graduate students in the School of Public Health. She is widely known for her research on inherited eye diseases and has published numerous chapters and research articles focused on human genetics. R. Scott Hawley (PhD, Genetics, University of Washington) is an American Cancer Society Research Professor and Investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. He has served as President of the Genetics Society of America in 2010 and in 2008 he received that society's Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Teaching. He widely known for his teaching, for his research on meiosis and for the authorship of numerous textbooks and research papers.
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