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Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-63448-6
384 pages
April 2010
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Introduction  1

Part I: The Lowdown on Genetics: Just the Basics  7

Chapter 1: What Genetics Is and Why You Need to Know Some 9

Chapter 2: Basic Cell Biology 19

Chapter 3: Visualize Peas: Discovering the Laws of Inheritance 37

Chapter 4: Law Enforcement: Mendel’s Laws Applied to Complex Traits 51

Chapter 5: Differences Matter: The Genetics of Sex67

Part II: DNA: The Genetic Material  81

Chapter 6: DNA: The Basis of Life 83

Chapter 7: Replication: Copying Your DNA 99

Chapter 8: Sequencing Your DNA 117

Chapter 9: RNA: DNA’s Close Cousin 129

Chapter 10: Translating the Genetic Code 143

Chapter 11: Gene Expression: What a Cute Pair of Genes 157

Part III: Genetics and Your Health  171

Chapter 12: Genetic Counseling 173

Chapter 13: Mutation and Inherited Diseases: Things You Can’t Change 187

Chapter 14: Taking a Closer Look at the Genetics of Cancer 203

Chapter 15: Chromosome Disorders: It’s All a Numbers Game 221

Chapter 16: Treating Genetic Disorders with Gene Therapy 237

Part IV: Genetics and Your World  249

Chapter 17: Tracing Human History and the Future of the Planet 251

Chapter 18: Solving Mysteries Using DNA 265

Chapter 19: Genetic Makeovers: Fitting New Genes into Plants and Animals 283

Chapter 20: Cloning: You’re One of a Kind 299

Chapter 21: Giving Ethical Considerations Their Due313

Part V: The Part of Tens  323

Chapter 22: Ten Defi ning Events in Genetics 325

Chapter 23: Ten Hot Issues in Genetics 333

Chapter 24: Ten Hard-to-Believe Genetics Stories 341

Glossary  347

Index  351

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