The comprehemsive Demystified book on genetics, covering DNA, heredity, mutations, disease, evolution, and including discussion on the Human Genome Project and evolution.
Genetics Demystified will be an up-to-date and readable explanation of the basic principles of genetics, providing a solid grounding in the topics generally included in introductory genetics classes in universities, colleges, and secondary schools.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Edward Willet is a science columnist for radio and newspapers and a former news editor. The author of more than 30 books, including nonfiction on topics as diverse as computing, disease, history, and quantum physics, as well as several science fiction and fantasy novels, he is the recipient of awards from the National Science Teachers Association, the Children's Book Council, and VOYA magazine, among others.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: Mendelism and Classical Genetics
Chapter 2: The Cell -- The Basic Unit of Life
Chapter 3: DNA -- The Chemical Basis of Heredity
Chapter 4: Chromosomes -- Organized DNA
Chapter 5: Traits -- How Genes Are Expressed
Chapter 6: Genomes -- Reading the Genetic Code
Chapter 7: Mutations -- Misreading the Code
Chapter 8: Cancer -- Genetics Gone Awry
Chapter 9: Bacteria -- A Different Way of Doing Things
Chapter 10: Organelles -- Genetics Outside the Nucleus
Chapter 11: Viruses -- Hijacking Heredity
Chapter 12: Genetic Engineering -- Sculpting the Code
Chapter 13: Evolution -- Change Driven by Genetics
Chapter 14: Humans -- How Genetics Affect Us
ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND FINAL EXAM QUESTIONS
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL REFERENCES