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Genetics For Dummies [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780470551745Series: For dummiesPublication details: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2010.Edition: 2nd edISBN:
  • 9780470634462
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Genetics For DummiesDDC classification:
  • 576.5
LOC classification:
  • RB155 .R66 2010
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Contents:
Genetics For Dummies®, 2nd Edition; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Lowdown on Genetics: Just the Basics; Chapter 1: What Genetics Is and Why You Need to Know Some; Chapter 2: Basic Cell Biology; Chapter 3: Visualize Peas: Discovering the Laws of Inheritance; Chapter 4: Law Enforcement: Mendel's Laws Applied to Complex Traits; Chapter 5: Differences Matter: The Genetics of Sex; Part II: DNA: The Genetic Material; Chapter 6: DNA: The Basis of Life; Chapter 7: Replication: Copying Your DNA
Chapter 18: Solving Mysteries Using DNAChapter 19: Genetic Makeovers: Fitting New Genes into Plants and Animals; Chapter 20: Cloning: You're One of a Kind; Chapter 21: Giving Ethical Considerations Their Due; Part V: The Part of Tens; Chapter 22: Ten Defining Events in Genetics; Chapter 23: Ten Hot Issues in Genetics; Chapter 24: Ten Hard-to-Believe Genetics Stories; Glossary; Index;
Chapter 8: Sequencing Your DNAChapter 9: RNA: DNA's Close Cousin; Chapter 10: Translating the Genetic Code; Chapter 11: Gene Expression: What a Cute Pair of Genes; Part III: Genetics and Your Health; Chapter 12: Genetic Counseling; Chapter 13: Mutation and Inherited Diseases: Things You Can't Change; Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at the Genetics of Cancer; Chapter 15: Chromosome Disorders: It's All a Numbers Game; Chapter 16: Treating Genetic Disorders with Gene Therapy; Part IV: Genetics and Your World; Chapter 17: Tracing Human History and the Future of the Planet
Summary: A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats.Covers topics in a
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Genetics For Dummies®, 2nd Edition; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Part I: The Lowdown on Genetics: Just the Basics; Chapter 1: What Genetics Is and Why You Need to Know Some; Chapter 2: Basic Cell Biology; Chapter 3: Visualize Peas: Discovering the Laws of Inheritance; Chapter 4: Law Enforcement: Mendel's Laws Applied to Complex Traits; Chapter 5: Differences Matter: The Genetics of Sex; Part II: DNA: The Genetic Material; Chapter 6: DNA: The Basis of Life; Chapter 7: Replication: Copying Your DNA

Chapter 18: Solving Mysteries Using DNAChapter 19: Genetic Makeovers: Fitting New Genes into Plants and Animals; Chapter 20: Cloning: You're One of a Kind; Chapter 21: Giving Ethical Considerations Their Due; Part V: The Part of Tens; Chapter 22: Ten Defining Events in Genetics; Chapter 23: Ten Hot Issues in Genetics; Chapter 24: Ten Hard-to-Believe Genetics Stories; Glossary; Index;

Chapter 8: Sequencing Your DNAChapter 9: RNA: DNA's Close Cousin; Chapter 10: Translating the Genetic Code; Chapter 11: Gene Expression: What a Cute Pair of Genes; Part III: Genetics and Your Health; Chapter 12: Genetic Counseling; Chapter 13: Mutation and Inherited Diseases: Things You Can't Change; Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at the Genetics of Cancer; Chapter 15: Chromosome Disorders: It's All a Numbers Game; Chapter 16: Treating Genetic Disorders with Gene Therapy; Part IV: Genetics and Your World; Chapter 17: Tracing Human History and the Future of the Planet

A plain-English guide to genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats.Covers topics in a