Genetics for Dummies
ISBN: 1119633036
EAN13: 9781119633037
Language: English
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
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Book Overview
Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry. This new edition of Genetics For Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students pursuing degrees in the sciences. It also provides science-lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand information about this exciting and constantly evolving field. This edition includes recent developments and applications in the field of genetics, such as: Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing Precision medicine and pharmacogenetics Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks Ancestry testing Featuring information on some of the hottest topics in genetics right now, this book makes it easier than ever to wrap your head around this fascinating subject.
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From the Back Cover Understand cell biology basics Explore how genetics affects your health Grasp the laws of inheritance Discover what genetics means for you! Are you a student of the sciences? Into research? Curious about how genetics affects your life? Then this book is for you! Here's a no-nonsense guide to help you understand genetics without boggling your mind. Get an overview of the basics, including cell biology and how traits are inherited. Delve into DNA, explore how genetics affects your health, see how gene therapy works, and understand the ethical issues involved with the field. This updated edition covers recent developments, trends, applications, and much more. Inside... How trait inheritance works Whole-genome sequencing Health risk genetic testing Precision medical applications DNA and ancestry Exploring chromosome disorders Possibilities of gene therapy Solving mysteries with DNA