Genetics

Mixed media product
Genetics covers the most relevant topics in the field of human genetics, including modes of inheritance (Mendelian and non-Mendelian patterns of inheritance), technical applications in forensics, stem cell sourcing, and privacy issues. The book applies the concept of heredity to daily life, including common genetic diseases, phenotypic expression, agricultural selection through genetic technologies, and individual variations in responses to drugs. A companion CD with videos, animations, figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text is included. It provides a question and answer format covering the most relevant topics in the field of human genetics. It includes numerous in-text Web links to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USDA, Centers for Disease Control(CDC), pharmaceutical companies, YouTube, and other sites with animations, diets, practical case studies, and tools related to genetics. It uses animations, practical tips, case studies, charts and tables, figures, and photos to explain topics under discussion. It includes a companion CD with videos, animations, color figures from the book, and Web links to references in the text.