CONTENTS:- Preface; 1. Nature and origin of life; 2. Gene as the basis of evolution; 3. Some principles of genetics; 4. Experimental methods in behaviour genetics; 5. Methods of human behaviour genetics; 6. Elementary evolutionary changes; 7. Natural selection and adaptation; 8. Human evolution and its basis; 9. Heredity and its cellular basis; 10. Mendal's Law; 11. Heredity and sex; 12. Heredity in Man; 13. Heredity and environment; 14. Heredity in mental defect and disease; 15. Inbreeding and crossbreeding;
Human genetics contains text that clearly explains what genes are, how they interact with the environment, and how our understanding of genetics has changed since completion of the human genome project. It is a clear, modern, and exciting book for citizens who will be responsible for evaluating new medical options, new foods, and new technologies in the age of genomics. This is an excellent introductory text for undergraduates, especially those with "sciencephobia." Slow-paced material incorporates information on genetics in the news and features chapter outlines, real-life vignettes, technology timelines, key concepts and view and applied questions and diagrams. It includes sections on fundamentals, transmission genetics, DNA and chromosomes, population genetics, immunity and cancer, and the latest genetic technology.