Human Heredity: Principles and Issues

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues
  • Author : Michael Cummings
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781305480674

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues Book Review:

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

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues
  • Author : Michael Cummings
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2015-01-01
  • ISBN : 1305251059

Human Heredity: Principles and Issues Book Review:

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.

Heredity and Politics

Heredity and Politics
  • Author : J. B. S. Haldane
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 186
  • Relase : 2016-01-29
  • ISBN : 9781317355465

Heredity and Politics Book Review:

This book, first published in 1938, is based on the Muirhead Lectures given at Birmingham University in February and March of 1937. The first half of this book is mainly devoted to an exposition of the principles of genetics, whilst the second half deals with more controversial topics, with the text providing an insight into the ideology of the time. This title will be of interest to students of politics and history.

Human Heredity

Human Heredity
  • Author : Michael R. Cummings,Nancy Shontz
  • Publisher : Brooks Cole
  • Pages : 171
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0314224610

Human Heredity Book Review:

This introduction to human heredity/genetics for the non-science major requires no previous exposure to biology, chemistry, or mathematics. It covers the latest research and technological advances in human genetics and the implications of this knowledge on the human condition (social, cultural, and ethical). Now full-color throughout, the Fourth Edition includes significant content revision and features chapter opening prologues, more clinical material woven throughout the text, and less technical jargon. Short case studies and Internet activities end many chapters, and end-of-chapter exercise sets are new.

Genetic Crossroads

Genetic Crossroads
  • Author : Elise K. Burton
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2021-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781503614574

Genetic Crossroads Book Review:

The Middle East plays a major role in the history of genetic science. Early in the twentieth century, technological breakthroughs in human genetics coincided with the birth of modern Middle Eastern nation-states, who proclaimed that the region's ancient history—as a cradle of civilizations and crossroads of humankind—was preserved in the bones and blood of their citizens. Using letters and publications from the 1920s to the present, Elise K. Burton follows the field expeditions and hospital surveys that scrutinized the bodies of tribal nomads and religious minorities. These studies, geneticists claim, not only detect the living descendants of biblical civilizations but also reveal the deeper past of human evolution. Genetic Crossroads is an unprecedented history of human genetics in the Middle East, from its roots in colonial anthropology and medicine to recent genome sequencing projects. It illuminates how scientists from Turkey to Yemen, Egypt to Iran, transformed genetic data into territorial claims and national origin myths. Burton shows why such nationalist appropriations of genetics are not local or temporary aberrations, but rather the enduring foundations of international scientific interest in Middle Eastern populations to this day.

One Renegade Cell

One Renegade Cell
  • Author : Robert A Weinberg
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2008-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780786724017

One Renegade Cell Book Review:

Cancer research has reached a major turning point. The quality and quantity of information gathered about this disease in the past twenty years has revolutionized our understanding of its origins and behavior. No one is better qualified to comment on these dramatic leaps forward than molecular biologist Robert A. Weinberg, director of one of the leading cancer research centers in the world. In One Renegade Cell , Weinberg presents an accessible and state-of-the-art account of how the disease begins and how, one day, it will be cured. Weinberg tells how the roots of cancer were uncovered in 1909 and when the first cancer-causing virus was discovered. He then moves forward to the discovery of the role of chemical carcinogens and radiation in triggering cancer, and relates the remarkable story of the discoveries of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, the master controllers of normal and malignant cell proliferation. This book, which presumes little prior knowledge of biology, describes the revolution in biomedical research that has finally uncovered the forces driving malignant growth. Drawing on insights that simply were not available until recently, the discoveries presented in One Renegade Cell have already begun to profoundly alter the way that we diagnose and treat human cancers.

Understanding Genetics

Understanding Genetics
  • Author : Genetic Alliance,New York-Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Genetic and Newborn Screening Services
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 100
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780982162217

Understanding Genetics Book Review:

The purpose of this manual is to provide an educational genetics resource for individuals, families, and health professionals in the New York - Mid-Atlantic region and increase awareness of specialty care in genetics. The manual begins with a basic introduction to genetics concepts, followed by a description of the different types and applications of genetic tests. It also provides information about diagnosis of genetic disease, family history, newborn screening, and genetic counseling. Resources are included to assist in patient care, patient and professional education, and identification of specialty genetics services within the New York - Mid-Atlantic region. At the end of each section, a list of references is provided for additional information. Appendices can be copied for reference and offered to patients. These take-home resources are critical to helping both providers and patients understand some of the basic concepts and applications of genetics and genomics.

Genetics and Human Behavior

Genetics and Human Behavior
  • Author : Ronnee Yashon,Michael R. Cummings
  • Publisher : Momentum Press
  • Pages : 54
  • Relase : 2020-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781946646491

Genetics and Human Behavior Book Review:

This book will look at behavior in a different way. Have you heard of the phrase nature vs nurture? Simply, it asks what influences our behavior? This has been a debated topic since early man. Nature is usually defined as what is given to us before we are born, specifically, as discussed in this text, genetics. Nurture means learning that we acquire from our environment–parents, friends, and other influences. In this book, we will look at the newest scientific work, how both genetics and environment effect how we behave. Science, specifically genetics, is now finding its way into all areas of everyday life, criminal law, politics, and how our brain is involved in our actions.

Nutrition for Health and Health Care

Nutrition for Health and Health Care
  • Author : Eleanor Noss Whitney,Corinne Balog Cataldo
  • Publisher : Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
  • Pages : 589
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : WISC:89065097230

Nutrition for Health and Health Care Book Review:

This introductory level text explores both the basics of nutrition for healthy people and nutrition in the clinical setting. Describes how nutrition supports health, including how to select foods and plan meals to meet the energy and nutrient needs of healthy adults and their families. Also discusses the impact that specific diseases and disorders have on nutrition status and how diet therapy can promote recovery.

Human Heredity

Human Heredity
  • Author : Michael R. Cummings
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 1473737370

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Nobody's People

Nobody's People
  • Author : Anastasia Piliavsky
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2020-11-24
  • ISBN : 9781503614215

Nobody's People Book Review:

What if we could imagine hierarchy not as a social ill, but as a source of social hope? Taking us into a "caste of thieves" in northern India, Nobody's People depicts hierarchy as a normative idiom through which people imagine better lives and pursue social ambitions. Failing to find a place inside hierarchic relations, the book's heroes are "nobody's people": perceived as worthless, disposable and so open to being murdered with no regret or remorse. Following their journey between death and hope, we learn to perceive vertical, non-equal relations as a social good, not only in rural Rajasthan, but also in much of the world—including settings stridently committed to equality. Challenging egalo-normative commitments, Anastasia Piliavsky asks scholars across the disciplines to recognize hierarchy as a major intellectual resource.

Im/Ti-Human Heredity

Im/Ti-Human Heredity
  • Author : Cummings
  • Publisher : Thomson
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2005-02
  • ISBN : 0534494773

Im/Ti-Human Heredity Book Review:

Medical and Health Genomics

Medical and Health Genomics
  • Author : Dhavendra Kumar,Stylianos Antonarakis
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 358
  • Relase : 2016-06-04
  • ISBN : 9780127999227

Medical and Health Genomics Book Review:

Medical and Health Genomics provides concise and evidence-based technical and practical information on the applied and translational aspects of genome sciences and the technologies related to non-clinical medicine and public health. Coverage is based on evolving paradigms of genomic medicine—in particular, the relation to public and population health genomics now being rapidly incorporated in health management and administration, with further implications for clinical population and disease management. Provides extensive coverage of the emergent field of health genomics and its huge relevance to healthcare management Presents user-friendly language accompanied by explanatory diagrams, figures, and many references for further study Covers the applied, but non-clinical, sciences across disease discovery, genetic analysis, genetic screening, and prevention and management Details the impact of clinical genomics across a diverse array of public and community health issues, and within a variety of global healthcare systems

The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics, 1927-1945

The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics, 1927-1945
  • Author : Hans-Walter Schmuhl
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 468
  • Relase : 2008-01-14
  • ISBN : 9781402066009

The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics, 1927-1945 Book Review:

When the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics opened its doors in 1927, it could rely on wide political approval. In 1933 the institute and its founding director Eugen Fischer came under pressure to adjust, which they were able to ward off through Selbstgleichschaltung (auto-coordination). The Third Reich brought about a mutual beneficial servicing of science and politics. With their research into hereditary health and racial policies the institute’s employees provided the Brownshirt rulers with legitimating grounds. This volume traces the history of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics between democracy and dictatorship. Attention is turned to the haunting transformation of the research program, the institute’s integration into the national and international science panorama, and its relationship to the ruling power. The volume also confronts the institute’s interconnection to the political crimes of Nazi Germany terminating in bestial medical crimes.

The Geography of North America

The Geography of North America
  • Author : Susan Wiley Hardwick,Fred M. Shelley,Donald G. Holtgrieve
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 428
  • Relase : 2012-01
  • ISBN : 0321769678

The Geography of North America Book Review:

North America's physical, economic, and cultural environments are changing rapidly - from climate change and environmental hazards, to the ongoing global economic turmoil, to an expanding population, to the cultural phenomenon of online social networks like Facebook. T he Geography of North America: Environment, Culture, Economy is an engaging approach to the geography of the U.S., Canada, and Greenland. While the material is structured around traditional concepts and themes, compelling modern examples illustrate key concepts, including popular culture, sports, music, and travel. The authors' accessible approach promotes understanding of various regions of the continent as well as Hawai'i and Greenland. The Second Edition strengthens the text's three core themes of environment, culture, and economy with new data and updated chapter sections, revised feature box essays, and a new pedagogical structure consisting of learning outcomes, checkpoints, and discussion questions. Online media and quiz support are found on the book's premium website at www.mygeoscienceplace.com.

Assessing Genetic Risks

Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Committee on Assessing Genetic Risks
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 1994-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780309047982

Assessing Genetic Risks Book Review:

Raising hopes for disease treatment and prevention, but also the specter of discrimination and "designer genes," genetic testing is potentially one of the most socially explosive developments of our time. This book presents a current assessment of this rapidly evolving field, offering principles for actions and research and recommendations on key issues in genetic testing and screening. Advantages of early genetic knowledge are balanced with issues associated with such knowledge: availability of treatment, privacy and discrimination, personal decisionmaking, public health objectives, cost, and more. Among the important issues covered: Quality control in genetic testing. Appropriate roles for public agencies, private health practitioners, and laboratories. Value-neutral education and counseling for persons considering testing. Use of test results in insurance, employment, and other settings.

Studyguide for Human Heredity

Studyguide for Human Heredity
  • Author : Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • Publisher : Cram101
  • Pages : 142
  • Relase : 2014-05-22
  • ISBN : 149700943X

Studyguide for Human Heredity Book Review:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanies: 9781133106876. This item is printed on demand.

Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity

Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Human Genome Diversity
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 102
  • Relase : 1998-01-19
  • ISBN : 0309184746

Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity Book Review:

This book assesses the scientific value and merit of research on human genetic differences--including a collection of DNA samples that represents the whole of human genetic diversity--and the ethical, organizational, and policy issues surrounding such research. Evaluating Human Genetic Diversity discusses the potential uses of such collection, such as providing insight into human evolution and origins and serving as a springboard for important medical research. It also addresses issues of confidentiality and individual privacy for participants in genetic diversity research studies.

The Selfish Gene

The Selfish Gene
  • Author : Richard Dawkins,Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 1989
  • ISBN : 0192860925

The Selfish Gene Book Review:

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit

Human Genetics : Concepts and Applications

Human Genetics : Concepts and Applications
  • Author : Ricki Lewis
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Pages : 439
  • Relase : 2004-02-01
  • ISBN : 0073016446

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