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Genetics Books for College & University Students1. Human Heredity : Principles and Issues (with InfoTrac) by Michael Cummings, Paperback: 544 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
The clear, readable, concise, highly polished and refined writing is a traditional strength of this book. 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.

2. Current Perspectives in Genetics: Insights and Applications in Molecular, Classical, and Human Genetics, 2000 Edition by Shelly Cummings, Paperback: 170 pages, Publisher: Brooks Cole
This book  comprises 33 articles obtained from a variety of publications, both scholarly and popular. It is intended to help you gain a basic understanding of genetics and its varied applications in the real world. excellent for people that are undergrad science majors, medical students, and physicians that want to know more about this most important field.

3. The Science of Genetics by Alan G. Atherly, Jack R. Girton, John F. McDonald, Hardcover: 704 pages, Publisher: Saunders College Pub
Textbook for undergraduate biological science students. It clearly presents the fundamental principles of genetics, with an emphasis on the problem-solving skills crucial to understanding the complexity of genetics. Intended for undergraduate students in the biological sciences, it is designed to ground students in the basics of genetics, yet also enable them to explore more advanced and specialized subjects. Although the text does not presume an advanced knowledge of biology and chemistry, it does contain numerous examples of how the study of modern genetics rests upon these basic life sciences.

4. Forensic DNA Typing : Biology, Technology, and Genetics behind STR Markers by John M. Butler, Hardcover: 688 pages, Publisher: Academic Press
The second edition of this highly successful book includes the latest information on DNA typing systems, Y chromosome material and mitochondrial DMNA markers. New chapters cover statistical genetic analysis of DNA data, an emerging field of interest to DNA research. Several chapters on statistical analysis of short tandem repeat (STR) typing data have been contributed by Dr. George Carmody, a well-respected professor in forensic genetics. Specific examples make the the concepts of population genetics more understandable. The only book available that specifically covers detailed information on mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome; The only book available that specifically covers detailed information on mitochondrial DNA and the Y chromosome - Chapters cover the topic from introductory level right up to cutting edge research; High-profile cases are addressed throughout the book, near the sections dealing with the science or issues behind these cases.

5. Genes VIII by Benjamin Lewin, Hardcover: 1056 pages, Publisher: Prentice Hall
The unique feature of this book's first edition was the presentation of a unified approach to the molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. The success of this approach, and its continuation, is the result of a long string of discoveries showing similarities in solutions to biological problems that often extend across many or even all species. A six-part organization covers genes, proteins, gene expression, DNA, the nucleus, and cells. For individuals in the science community interested in genetics.

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