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About the book:

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 people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats.


  • What geneticists do
  • How traits are passed on
  • How genetic counseling works
  • The basics of cloning
  • The role of DNA in forensics
  • The scoop on the Human Genome Project

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