Genetics is the newest of all sciences and one which no one can afford to be ignorant of. This book goes from Mendel to the human gene map and the treatment of inborn disease and shows how some genes may act in their own interests as much as those who carry them.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published March 16th 1990 by Totem Books
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Picked this book to represent a summer school course entitled "Genetics" I took at CU. About as confounding as the Logic course I took at Metro State. The only test I ever flunked in college was the mid-term. I think most everybody did. Got an A on the final but only a C for the course. One of only two I got between Metro St. and CU. Date is approximate.
Dec 31, 2012 Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
hmmmm. pretty technical for beginners. also kind of mute on the ethical issues--saved for the last couple of pages. also, disturbed at the use of animals for genetics ends. otherwise, a nice intro to genetics and a good flow. otherwise, meh.
Genetics is the newest of all sciences - nothing useful was known about inheritance until just over a century ago. Now genetics is exploding, and before long we will have the complete code, written in three thousand million letters of DNA, of what makes a human being
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 biology, especially evolution. He is one of the contemporary popular writers on evolutio...moreMore about Steve Jones...