English | ISBN: 0495114251 | 2008 | PDF | 336 pages | 41,6 MB
Extremely student-friendly & completely relevant, HUMAN GENETICS & SOCIETY, First Edition, makes the basic concepts & processes of genetics real by addressing issues that relate directly to your life, enabling you to make informed decisions.
Fully integrating science & social issues, the text presents the basics of human genetics in the context of the issues that result from the flood of products, services, & techniques developed from genetic knowledge. It challenges you to think critically in your personal & professional decisions with regard to genetics. Written for the nonscience major, the text presumes no prior biology instruction.
Clear & accessible, it doesn't get bogged down in complicated scientific & quantitative details but does provide a wide array of examples, case studies, & applications to personal & social concerns. Its emphasis on relevant issues equips you with the tools & knowledge to make informed decisions related to your health as well as public policy. You also learn how to recognize genetic disorders & become familiar with their causes & patterns of inheritance. Less rigorous than texts designed for science majors, HUMAN GENETICS & SOCIETY, First Edition, is conceptually driven & provides case studies & readings that focus on issues.