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Genetics in Minutes: 200 Key Ideas of Evolution and Biology in an Instant

Popular Science

Series: ... in Minutes

By: Tom Jackson(Author)

416 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Quercus Publishing

Paperback | May 2016 | #233565 | ISBN-13: 9781784296063
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

About this book

Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance and evolution in animals, plants and humans alike – from the origins and development of life to the Human Genome and designer babies – this is the fastest, fullest path to understanding genetics.


Contents

Contents include Genes, DNA, Natural selection, Darwinism, Stem cell and gene therapies, Evo-devo, Epigenetics, Cloning, Genetic engineering and Artificial life, as well as biology basics such as the Processes of life, Cells, Sex, Classification and Ecology.


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Biography

Tom Jackson is a science writer who has, over the past 20 years, written more than 100 books and contributed to many more. His specialties are natural history, technology and the history of science. Tom studied zoology at Bristol University and has worked as a zookeeper and a conservationist. He is the author of Genetics in Minutes.

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