This accessible volume provides readers - whether students new to the field or just interested members of the lay public - with the essential ideas of genetics using a minimum of jargon and mathematics. Concepts are introduced in a progressive order so that more complicated ideas build on simpler ones, and each is discussed in small, bite-sized segments so that they can be more easily understood.
Genetics 101 provides readers of all levels a brief introduction for understanding a science that is so essential to the advancement of science today. It covers:
- Genetics as a science
- The applications of genetics, including developmental genetics and behavioral genetics
- Genetics counseling, and other ways in which genetics impacts our lives
- The future of the science of genetics, including genetically modified organisms, cloning, and transgenics
A glossary and sources for further research complete this handy resource.