Human Heredity Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305480674
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Science

HUMAN HEREDITY presents the concepts of human genetics in clear, concise language and provides relevant examples that you can apply to yourself, your family, and your work environment. Author Michael Cummings explains the origin, nature, and amount of genetic diversity present in the human population and how that diversity has been shaped by natural selection. The artwork and accompanying media visually support the material by teaching rather than merely illustrating the ideas under discussion. Examining the social, cultural, and ethical implications associated with the use of genetic technology, Cummings prepares you to become a well-informed consumer of genetic-based health care services or provider of health care services. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Heredity Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495554455
Release Date: 2008-02-06
Genre: Science

Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummings’s HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed for the introductory genetics or heredity course, this concise, well-written, and well-illustrated text combines thorough coverage with a superior supplement and media package that offers a wealth of study tools--including the customized learning paths of CengageNOWTM. The new eighth edition includes streamlined art, chapter sidebars that address everyday issues, and numerous cases that help you analyze tough decisions. Written by a widely respected genetics authority, HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES is known for its student-friendly presentation that introduces complex topics and important concepts with precise logic, without oversimplifying. Demonstrating the process of science while focusing on basic genetics concepts, the text gives you a working knowledge of heredity without the rigorous scientific/quantitative details. It discusses the various genetic services that are now developing--highlighting the social relevance and real-world applications to your other courses and personal life. Emphasizing relevant issues, the text equips you with the insight to make informed decisions about your personal health and public policy, as well as teaches you how to recognize genetic disorders, their causes, and their patterns of inheritance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Heredity Principles and Issues Updated Edition

Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495113089
Release Date: 2006-03-02
Genre: Science

This Updated 7th edition features a new section, Genetic Control, at the end of the text. This section complements Cummings' coverage with a series of cases from noted medical ethicist, Dr. Ronald Munson, which investigate the issues surrounding the stem-cell debate, genetic counseling, genetic testing and reproductive decisions, and gene therapy. These cases are reinforced with original readings from other noted geneticists, ethicists, and medical policy makers. The result is a text that will draw students into the most current research in genetics and educate them on the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Instructors will find this Seventh Edition of HUMAN HEREDITY current, clear, and complemented by an amazing array of technology for students and instructors. Additional student support includes Human GeneticsNow, a password-protected website integrated with the Seventh Edition that provides students with access to diagnostic Pre-Tests and Post-Tests for each chapter. It automatically generates customized learning plans for students, directing them to text information and ancillaries that help them master specific concepts. Active Figures in the text, indicated by a media icon, have corresponding narrated animations on the Human GeneticsNow site that are included in the customized Learning Plan along with additional animations and media assets. For instructors, a Multimedia Manager provides all of the art and photos from the text in PowerPoint form, and, lectures can be further enhanced by using animations and videos on human heredity topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Heredity

Author: Michael R. Cummings
Publisher: West Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015033091649
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Science

The clear, readable, concise, highly polished and refined writing is a traditional strength of HUMAN HEREDITY: PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES. Complex topics and important concepts are presented with great clarity and precise logic, without oversimplifying the topic. In this beautifully illustrated and thoroughly revised new edition, Michael Cummings guides students toward understanding the hows and whys of genetic topics and new discoveries. Using an accessible writing style to explain complex concepts, Cummings includes the right balance of detail at the right level for nonscience students. In addition, he helps student see the social, cultural, and ethical implications associated with the use of genetic technology. In light of the recent developments in these fields (completion of the human genome), Cummings has incorporated such newly acquired "knowledge" and the resulting modern methods and& technology not only in Chapter 13, but also throughout the book, wherever applicable, as a kind of "thematic update." (Before, genetics was research/experiment-driven. Now, it has become data-driven, hence the term "data mining." This edition will also feature a significantly stronger Web integration, mostly built around providing students with the appropriate tools to master the thinking skills needed to learn human genetics. The earlier chapters will feature a web-based "toolbox" which will walk students through the process of understanding, analyzing, and working out problems, and which will in turn enable them to understand the various difficult genetics concepts in the later chapters.

Study Guide for Cummings Human Heredity Principles and Issues 10th

Author: Michael Cummings
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285950563
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Science

Chapter summaries, learning objectives, and key terms along with multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, discussion, and case study questions help students with retention and better test results. Prepared by Nancy Shontz of Grand Valley State University. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Heredity Principles and Issues Updated

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781467291026
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Human Heredity , Principles and Issues - Updated. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Human Heredity Principles and Issues

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781478417729
Release Date: 2016-10-16
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Human Heredity, Principles and Issues. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Study Guide for Cumming s Human Heredity Principles and Issues

Author: Nancy Shontz
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534372287
Release Date: 1999-09-01
Genre: Science

A supplement intended to help students to enhance understanding of the text and course material. Elements include chapter summaries & objectives, lists of terms, case worksheets (based on case studies in the text), discussion problems & questions, and other practice test items in multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, modified true/false format.

Das egoistische Gen

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642553912
Release Date: 2014-06-20
Genre: Science

p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.

Genetik f r Dummies

Author: Tara Rodden Robinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527811472
Release Date: 2018-01-25
Genre: Science

Die Genetik ist eine der Naturwissenschaften, deren Wissen am schnellsten wächst und deren Erkenntnisse ständig in Bewegung und in der Diskussion sind. "Genetik für Dummies" erklärt, was überhaupt hinter diesem spannenden Thema steckt. Die Autorin Tara Rodden Robinson erklärt die Grundlagen der Vererbungslehre wie die Mendelschen Regeln, wie Zellen aufgebaut sind und sie sich teilen. Sie zeigt, wie die DNA aufgebaut ist, wie sie kopiert und richtig in Proteine übersetzt wird. Außerdem geht sie auf die Bedeutung der Genetik in der Humanmedizin ein, wie Genmutationen und Erbkrankheiten entstehen. Sie erläutert, was beim Klonen passiert und was sich überhaupt hinter dem Begriff Gentechnik verbirgt. Auch die heißen Themen wie Stammzellentherapie und der Einsatz der Genetik in der Rechtsmedizin werden behandelt.

Cold Spring Harbor

Author: Richard Yates
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641159634
Release Date: 2015-11-09
Genre: Fiction

Das Porträt eines amerikanischen Sommers – ehrlich, bewegend, unsentimental Charles und Grace Shepard leben in den 1940er-Jahren im Städtchen Cold Spring Harbor auf Long Island. Sie sorgen sich um Sohn Evan, der nach einer wilden Pubertät und einer früh gescheiterten Ehe nicht recht auf die Beine kommt. Da lernen sie zufällig Familie Drake kennen. Während die trinkfreudige Mutter Gloria Charles anhimmelt, der für sie den Lockruf des »alten Geldes« verkörpert, verliebt sich Evan in Glorias Tochter, die stille, schöne Rachel. Nach einer kurzen Verlobungszeit heiraten sie, doch das Haus in Cold Spring Harbor müssen sie sich mit Gloria teilen ... Ein Roman über Väter und Söhne, Mütter und Töchter, die Liebe und die Fehler der Jugend. Meisterhaft und mit nur wenigen Pinselstrichen gelingt es Richard Yates, »einem der wichtigsten amerikanischen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts« (FAZ), psychologische Fallstricke, Lebenslügen und Selbstbetrug im Amerika der 1940er-Jahre aufzudecken – und dabei doch immer auch ein Herz für seine Figuren zu haben.