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.
About the Author
- 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
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.