217 pages, 62 figs
The book covers all the basic concepts from classical and molecular genetics to quantitative and population genetics, including cloning and genetic diseases, and discusses the many applications of genetics to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing.
The book covers much of the material in a high school textbook...but Omoto and Lurquin write in a way that makes things relevan to any interested adult. I think this is an excellent book that will be of great value in any public library collection...also in university and college libraries. -- Margaret Henderson E-Stream Very useful introduction to genes and genetic applications...Recommended. General readers. -- P. M. Watt Choice As a society we are asked to make informed decisions on complex issues such as stem cell research and the labeling of our food based on its level of genetic modification. We have a lot of homework to do, and this book is a good start. -- Stephen Jones Washington State Magazine Summer 2005
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