Human Genetics and Society

Biotechnology

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11/04/2018

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

The topic of this book, biotechnology, is about gene manipulation. The authors will explain how genetic modification can enhance and repair DNA at the molecular level to cure genetic conditions, better plant growth, diagnose and fix major genetic disorders, and cancer, as well as learning about the human genome.

In addition, some ethical and legal cases are presented and a new tool, CRISPR, is explained. It will move biotechnology along on a brisk yet comprehensible pace.

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Chromosomes

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07/20/2018

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

When you look into a microscope at a cell you will see a large circle near the center of the cell. This is the nucleus and holds the genetic material, or, chromosomes. Chromosomes are made of long strands of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) and, therefore genes. Humans have 46 chromosomes, the focus of study in this book. First, the authors explore chromosomal morphology, then how they are reproduced (during cell division), and the normal and abnormal condition of chromosomes.

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Genetic Testing: What Do We Know?

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01/29/2018

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

It is hard to avoid hearing about genetic testing. It is advertised, discussed, debated, and offered to patients. Some are over the counter, such as paternity testing, testing for risk for diabetes and others. Others are offered by private companies and still others by drug companies, These tests may or may not show a distinct answer, so it important for patients to understand these results.

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Fertility, Infertility, and Treatment Options

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08/14/2017

Ronnee Yashon and Michael R. Cummings

It seems simple to create a baby, after all everyone does it. Even simpler is the definition of fertility. For a successful conception, you need only three things: egg, sperm, and uterus. However, all of these components have to work together to produce a healthy baby, but what happens if one of these parts is not working properly, or is missing altogether?

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