My goal is to explain every topic so that anyone, even someone without any genetics background at all, can follow the subject and understand how it works.
As in the first, I include many examples from the frontiers of research. I also make sure that the book has detailed coverage of some of the hottest topics that you hear about in the news: cloning, gene therapy, and forensics. And I address the practical side of genetics: how it affects your health and the world around you.
In short, this book is designed to be a solid introduction to genetics basics and to provide some details on the subject.
Genetics is a fast-paced field; new discoveries are coming out all the time. You can use this book to help you get through your genetics course or for self-guided study.
( Genetics ) provides enough information for you to get a handle on the latest press coverage, understand the genetics jargon that mystery writers like to toss around, and translate information imparted to you by medical professionals.
The book is filled with stories of key discoveries and "wow" developments. Although I try to keep things light and inject some humor when possible, at the same time, I make every effort to be sensitive to whatever your circumstances may be.
This book is a great guide if you know nothing at all about genetics. If you already have some background, then you're set to dive into the details of the subject and expand your horizons.
Genetics affects all living things. Although sometimes complicated and always diverse, all genetics comes down to basic principles of heredity - how traits are passed from one generation to the next - and how DNA is put together. As a science, genetics is a fast growing field because of its untapped potential - for good and for bad. Despite its complexity, genetics can be surprisingly accessible. Genetics is a bit like peeking behind a movie's special effects to find a deceptively simple and elegant system running the whole show.