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Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry. This new edition of Genetics For Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students…mehr

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Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry. This new edition of Genetics For Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students pursuing degrees in the sciences. It also provides science-lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand information about this exciting and constantly evolving field. This edition includes recent developments and applications in the field of genetics, such as: * Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing * Precision medicine and pharmacogenetics * Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks * Ancestry testing Featuring information on some of the hottest topics in genetics right now, this book makes it easier than ever to wrap your head around this fascinating subject.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: For Dummies / Wiley & Sons
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 1W119633030
  • 3. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 400
  • Erscheinungstermin: 2. Januar 2020
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 189mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 734g
  • ISBN-13: 9781119633037
  • ISBN-10: 1119633036
  • Artikelnr.: 56929160
Autorenporträt
Tara Rodden Robinson, PhD, was an instructor and Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics in the Department of Biological Sciences at Auburn University. She has also been an instructor at Oregon State University. Lisa Cushman Spock, PhD, CGC, is a clinical genomics specialist and former genetics counselor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction 1Part 1: The Lowdown on Genetics: Just the Basics 7Chapter 1: Welcome to Genetics: What's What and Who's Who 9Chapter 2: Basic Cell Biology 21Chapter 3: Visualize Peas: Discovering the Laws of Inheritance 41Chapter 4: Law Enforcement: Mendel's Laws Applied to Complex Traits 57Part 2: DNA: The Genetic Material 73Chapter 5: DNA: The Basis of Life 75Chapter 6: Chromosomes: The Big Picture 91Chapter 7: Replication: A Copy Machine for DNA 105Chapter 8: DNA Sequencing: Decoding the Genome 123Chapter 9: RNA: DNA's Close Cousin 137Chapter 10: Translating the Genetic Code 151Chapter 11: Gene Expression: What a Cute Pair of Genes 165Part 3: Genetics and Your Health 181Chapter 12: When Things Go Wrong: Changes in DNA Sequence 183Chapter 13: Chromosome Disorders: It's All a Numbers Game 199Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at the Genetics of Cancer 217Chapter 15: Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment, and Genetic Testing 235Chapter 16: Treating Genetic Disorders and Using Genetics to Tailor Treatment 255Part 4: Genetics and Your World 269Chapter 17: Tracing Human History and the Future of the Planet 271Chapter 18: Solving Mysteries Using DNA 287Chapter 19: Genetic Makeovers: Using Genetic Engineering to Change the Genome 307Chapter 20: Giving Ethical Considerations Their Due 327Part 5: The Part of Tens 339Chapter 21: Ten Defining Events in Genetics 341Chapter 22: Ten Hot Issues in Genetics 349Glossary 359Index 365