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Tara Rodden Robinson, «Genetics For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))»
For Dummies | ISBN 0764595547 | 2005-09-02 | PDF | 3,8 Mb | 384 pages








Book Description
Reveals the connections between genetics and specific diseases

Understand the science and the ethics behind genetics

Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals. 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.

Discover:

* What geneticists do
* How traits are passed on
* How genetic counseling works
* The basics of cloning
* The role of DNA in forensics
* The scoop on the Human Genome Project



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Reveals the connections between genetics and specific diseases Understand the science and the ethics behind genetics Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals. 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 Discover: What geneticists do How traits are passed on How genetic counseling works The basics of cloning The role of DNA in forensics The scoop on the Human Genome Project

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Reveals the connections between genetics and specific diseases

Understand the science and the ethics behind genetics

Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals. 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.

Discover

* What geneticists do
* How traits are passed on
* How genetic counseling works
* The basics of cloning
* The role of DNA in forensics
* The scoop on the Human Genome Project



About the Author
Tara Rodden Robinson, PhD, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in genetics at Auburn University and is currently an Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.