This work helps to make human genetics come alive through real-life examples and stories. It is designed for the non-science major taking an introductory level course.
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Compelling, human interest examples from the author's extensive experience as a genetic counselor and science journalist keep the students interested in the textual material.
Relevance: This edition includes new stories about real people dealing with real genetic issues:
- In Their Own Words Essays: individuals tell of their experience with genetic conditions.
- Bioethics: Choices for the Future Boxes: added at the ends of appropriate chapters, these encourage students to ask difficult questions of themselves and to predict how the new science of genetics might impact their lives.
Cutting-Edge Scientific Coverage: The author's experience as a scientific journalist enables her to keep current with breaking topics in genetics, giving students the most up-to-date human genetics text on the market.
Over 50 new pieces of color-coded art present basic concepts of single-gene inheritance, chromosome structure, and DNA structure and function, helping students visualize the material they have just read.
Up-to-date genome information has been integrated throughout the text, giving students a modern perspective of human genetics. Here are just a few examples:
Chapter 1 - Overview of genomics including new breast cancer microarray. SNP's (measures of individual variation), update on genetic databases.
Chapter 8 - New chapter serves a paradigm for new field of genomics; coverage of eating disorders, sleep, intelligence, drug addiction, mood disorders; these multigene traits could not be studied effectively before consideration of human genome data.
Chapter 10 a substantial new section has been written, 'The Human Genome Sequence Reveals Unexpected Complexity.' This section is essentially a summary of the mid-February 2001 issues of Science and Nature, which covered the annotation of the draft human genome sequence, aka 'the golden path.' The rest of the chapter has been rewritten to embrace the new genome information as well.
Chapter 16 - new genome view of immunity, from perspective of pathogen.
Chapter 17 - breast cancer example shows how treatment has shifted from genetic approach to genomic approach.
Chapter 20 - examples of how genomics has impacted agriculture.
Chapter 22 - tells where human genome project originated, how it progressed, and where it is going.
Because the study of human behavior has greatly expanded, Chapter 7 from the 4th edition(Multifactorial and Behavioral Traits) has been divided into two separate chapters in the 5th edition: Chapter 7 - Multifactorial Traits (covers basic methods and concepts) and Chapter 8 - The Genetics of Behavior (covers specific behaviors). Chapter 8 opens with a focus on new types of evidence about the role of genes in behavior, then applies these new tools to dissect the genetic underpinnings of behavior traits such as eating disorders, sleep, and schizophrenia.You can customize this book to meet your exact needs and mix and match with other items on Primis Online allowing you maximum choice and flexibility. Instructors can also choose between two delivery formats: custom printed books (in black and white) or custom eBooks (in color).
100 transpariencies are now provided - 50 more than the previous edition!
Online Learning Center Instructors will find the instructor's manual, answer key to the case study workbook, additional case studies, and links to additional resources. Students will find quizzes, flashcards, additional case studies, and links to additional resources.
Human Genetics, Eighth Edition, is a non-science majors human genetics text that clearly explains what genes are, how they function, how they interact with the environment, and how our understanding of genetics has changed since completion of the human genome project. It is a clear, modern, and exciting book for citizens who will be responsible for evaluating new medical options, new foods, and new technologies in the age of genomics
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