Genetics For Dummies, 4th Edition

Overview: Evolve your knowledge of the fast-moving world of genetic research. Genetics For Dummies shines a light on the fascinating field of genetics, helping you gain a greater understanding of how genetics factors into everyday life. Perfect as a supplement to a genetics course or as an intro for the curious, this book is packed with easy-to-understand explanations of the key concepts, including an overview of cell biology. You’ll also find tons of coverage of recent discoveries in the field, plus info on how genetics can affect your health and wellbeing. Whole-genome sequencing, genetic disease treatments, exploring your ancestry, non-invasive prenatal testing―it’s all here, in the friendly and relatable Dummies style you love. Genetics seeks to understand how the traits of all living things are determined. Although sometimes complicated and always diverse, all genetics comes down to basic principles of heredity — how traits are passed from one generation to the next — and how DNA is put together. As a science, genetics is a fast-growing field because of its untapped potential — for good and for bad. Despite its complexity, genetics can be surprisingly accessible. Genetics is a bit like peeking behind a movie’s special effects to find a deceptively simple and elegant system running the whole show. Our goal is to explain every topic so that anyone, even someone without any genetics background at all, can follow the subject and understand how it works. As in the first three editions, we include many examples from the frontiers of research. We also make sure that the book has detailed coverage of some of the hottest topics that you hear about in the news, including gene therapy, pharmacogenetics, and gene editing.

Genetics For Dummies, 4th Edition by René Fester Kratz, Lisa J. Spock
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