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Reveals the connections between genetics and specific diseases Understand the science and the ethics behind genetics

Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how peop
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Paperback, 364 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by For Dummies
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Khalid
Nov 28, 2007 Khalid rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in biology
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This book is a really nice resource related to genetics and many aspects related to it (DNA, protiens, genetics and diseases ..). I have been interested in this topic, but finding it difficult to locate easy to understand information about it. This book provided me with the ability to do that.
Graham Tapper
I've always been mystified by just how the process of creating a new life actually happens. How are we created by our parents (not the physical process you understand: with two kids of my own I think I've worked that one out) and how do we inherit the characteristics that we do? Why don't we look exactly like one or other of them but a little bit like both and little bit like neither? Most especially, how and why do we inherit the defects that often affect us, sometimes fatally, when neither of ...more
Grishma
Apr 23, 2015 Grishma rated it really liked it
One of the best books to start with the basics of Genetics. Gives in-depth information about the basic principles in genetics.
Jon Mountjoy
Sep 01, 2009 Jon Mountjoy rated it really liked it
A fine basic introduction, covering a reasonably broad set of bases. It's a basic introduction, and if that's what you're expecting, then it'll fit the bill.
David Roberts
Jun 24, 2013 David Roberts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book I read to research this post was Genetics for Dummies by Tara Rodden Robinson which is a very good book which I bought from kindle. This book is a good introduction to this subject and while some of it was a bit beyond my grasp it was nonetheless an interesting book. DNA was only discovered in the 1950's but genetics has come a long way since then. Many of the great genetic discoveries were done with living things like fruit flies and plants. Mendel grew plants all his life and cross po ...more
Virginia Rand
Aug 07, 2016 Virginia Rand rated it really liked it
Chapter nine was a bit hard to understand, but sometimes that's to be expected with a complicated topic.
Melissa Richards
This book was due back to the library before I finished reading it. I liked most of what I read though...
Carmen K
Mar 24, 2011 Carmen K rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read a good portion of this, and skimmed the rest. I think it's a good introduction to genetics.
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Oh you know...the short cut for studying
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