In recent years knowledge of our genetic code has changed our
understanding of life on Earth. New genetic technologies are
transforming the way we live and promise treatments for otherwise
incurable diseases. But these advances are also generating controversy,
particularly surrounding issues such as cloning and designer babies.
In 50 Genetics Ideas, Mark Henderson distils the central ideas of genetics in a series of clear and concise essays. Beginning with the theory of evolution, and covering such topics as the genome and how nature and nurture work together, he not only illuminates the role of genes in shaping our behaviour and sexuality, but also the very latest, cutting-edge developments in gene therapy and artificial life. Accessible and informative, 50 Genetics Ideas is a timely introduction to this young and ground-breaking strand of science.
About The Author
Mark Henderson is Science Editor of The Times. He takes a particular interest in genetics and reproductive medicine, including IVF, PGD and Stem Cell Research. He lives in London.
Series: 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd April 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 17.0 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53