Introducing Genetics, New Edition (Introducing (Icon))
Introducing Geneticstakes readers on a journey through this new science to the discovery of DNA and the heart of the human gene map. In everyday life, many of us increasingly have to make moral decisions where genetics plays a part. This book gives us the information to do so.
No es un libro que aporte mucho sobre genética: se trata de una revisión superficial de los principales acontecimientos de su historia; no entra en los aspectos técnicos del asunto. Además, la mayoría de las páginas están acompañadas de un ¿humor facilón? (por llamarlo de alguna forma -lo que menos causa es gracia-) y cae en estereotipos y tópicos: «Rosalind Franklin no descubrió la estructura final del ADN. A fin de cuentas, ¡no e ...more
I thought the illustrations would be helpful for me to understand the concept, the science behind genetics. Some of them were just silly but I guess that's okay for the entertainment factor. Although the authors made efforts to provide a history, a progression of discoveries leading up to modern day knowledge, (up to 1993) I found it confusing. I think I'd rather just have a current publication stating what is known and proven now, and illustrated w ...more
John Stephen Jones is a Welsh geneticist and from 1995 to 1999 and 2008 to June 2010 was Head of the Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment at University College London. His studies are conducted in the Galton Laboratory. He is also a television presenter and a prize-winning author on the subject of ...more