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Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through the lens of real examples, from families living with inherited diseases to population-wide efforts in which millions of average people are learning about their genetic selves. The book raises compelling issues concerning: - The role of genes in maintaining health and explaining sickness - Genetic…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through the lens of real examples, from families living with inherited diseases to population-wide efforts in which millions of average people are learning about their genetic selves. The book raises compelling issues concerning: - The role of genes in maintaining health and explaining sickness - Genetic testing, gene therapy, and genome editing - The common ancestry of all humanity and how we are affecting our future. Written in an engaging, narrative manner, this concise introduction is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, genomes, and the genetic ties that bind us all.
  • Produktdetails
  • The Basics
  • Verlag: Taylor & Francis
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: Y230545
  • 2., Neuausg.
  • Seitenzahl: 192
  • Erscheinungstermin: 31. März 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 200mm x 180mm x 12mm
  • Gewicht: 236g
  • ISBN-13: 9781138668010
  • ISBN-10: 113866801X
  • Artikelnr.: 45635293
Autorenporträt
Ricki Lewis is Adjunct Professor of Medical Education at Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany Medical Center, US. She has a PhD in Genetics, writes the DNA Science blog at the Public Library of Science, is a genetic counsellor, and is the author of several popular titles.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Figures & TablesAcknowledgementsAbbreviations Chapter 1. From Mendel's Peas to Double HelicesFrom Genes to GenomesAgriculture is Applied GeneticsMendel's Experiments -The Mystery of the Missing TraitsThe Chromosome ConnectionIn Pursuit of the Genetic MaterialChapter 2. How Genes WorkA Brief History of CFMikayla's StoryThe Individual Level: Tissues and OrgansThe Family LevelThe PopulationChapter 3. Genes and HealthA Genomic View of HealthCauses of Death - An Organizing FrameworkCancer: The Cell Cycle Out of ControlThe Microbiome and Infectious Disease Chapter 4. Genetic TestingThe First Generation of Genetic Tests: ProteinsThe Second Generation of Genetic Tests: DNAThe Third Generation of Genetic Tests: Exomes and GenomesChapter 5. Gene Therapy and Genome EditingProtein Therapy Came FirstGene TherapyGene and Genome EditingChapter 6. From Ancestry to DestinyDNA as Clock and CompassThe First HomininsDNA Evidence Overlaps Fossil EvidenceExpansion Out of AfricaFrom Archaic Humans to Modern HumansInto EuropeGenetic Genealogy and Ancestry TestingThe Future: Will Humanity Homogenize or Diverge?GlossaryBibliographyIndex
Rezensionen
"A fascinating and informative introduction to the topic of human genetics. This excellent book would be suitable for anyone wishing to obtain a better understanding of genetic topics, especially those related to human health and disease." Elaine Hemers, Liverpool John Moores University, UK The second edition of this excellent book gives a comprehensive overview of the expanding field of human genetics. Easy to read and illustrated with real life examples the book is enjoyable to read for everyone interested in human genetics, both lay persons and professionals. Katarina Pelin, University of Helsinki, Finland