Higher Education

Human Genetics and Society, 2nd Edition

  • Ronnee Yashon Tufts University
  • Michael Cummings Illinois Institute of Technology
  • ISBN-10: 0538733217  |  ISBN-13: 9780538733212
  • 400 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
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Overview

HUMAN GENETICS AND SOCIETY engages students and demonstrates the relevance of genetics with an integrated case-based approach. Written for non-science majors, this text grabs student attention and shows them the importance of genetics by placing concepts within real-life contexts that students can appreciate throughout every chapter. Not just relegated to features, boxes, and the end of chapters, this book's real-world cases and intriguing questions are woven throughout the chapter narrative, vividly showing students how and why the concepts of human genetics are vital to their personal lives and to society at large.

Features and Benefits

  • The clear and accessible presentation enables students to understand concepts such as Mendelian inheritance, pedigrees, chromosomes, karyotypes, DNA, and more. Rather than getting mired in too much scientific detail, the text applies concepts to social issues--helping students make informed decisions.
  • Every chapter opens with a case about an individual, a family member, or an entire family faced with learning something about genetics. It might be a disorder, a diagnostic test, or a decision to be made that demonstrates the relevance of the chapter content.
  • "What would you do if" questions engage students with various scenarios that place them in the shoes of legislators, judges, physicians, and the people facing genetics-related issues in the many fascinating real-life cases.
  • "Spotlight On" features highlight important ethical situations, societal issues, and legal cases that impact genetics. Encouraging critical thinking, topics include the legal status and custody of human embryos, ownership of cell lines, and how the study of specific populations has helped genetics.
  • "In the Media" boxes present medical and political issues concerning human genetics from current Internet, print, and TV media.

Table of Contents

Preview: Genetics in Your Life.
Biology Basics: Cells and Cell Structure.
1. Sex and Development.
2. Assisted Reproductive Technology.
3. Changes in Chromosome Number.
4. How Genes Are Transmitted from Generation to Generation.
Biology Review: DNA and RNA.
5: Gene Action.
6. Gene Changes; Mutation and Epigenetics.
7. Biotechnology.
8. Genetic Testing.
9. DNA Forensics.
10. Genomics.
Biology Review: Genes, Populations, and the Environment.
11. Complex traits.
12. Cancer.
13. Behavior Genetics.
14. Immunogenetics.
15. Population Genetics.
16. Human Evolution.
17. Past, Present and Future.

What's New

  • NEW: Updated throughout to include findings of recent research. The accessible presentation includes more detail and expanded coverage of many key scientific concepts—such as mitosis and meiosis—to help students grasp the related social issues.
  • NEW: Enhanced art program with many new figures and photographs provides more effective visual learning. New step-by-step annotations within complex figures help students learn key concepts.
  • NEW: Chapter 6 on mutation and epigenetics presents students with a current view of how a person's heritable traits are determined both by mutations in DNA and by epigenetic changes which cause heritable but reversible changes in the DNA and its associated proteins.
  • NEW: Chapter 16 on human evolution introduces the use of the fossil record, genomics, and studies of human migration in generating a new understanding of the genetic relationship among present-day human populations, as well as the genetic heritage shared with extinct human species and primate ancestors.
  • NEW: Bolded terms are now defined on the page where first presented, helping students learn terminology in context.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ronnee Yashon

Ronnee K. Yashon--a nationally known expert in teaching genetics, ethics, and the law on all levels--teaches Law and Genetics at the Experimental College of Tufts University and Boston University School of Medicine. She has a law degree and a background in teaching on the high school, undergraduate, graduate, and law school levels. A recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in Illinois, Yashon was the Educational Coordinator for the Wright Center for Science Education at Tufts University, during which time she ran numerous workshops for science teachers and disseminated interdisciplinary lessons at local and national conventions, including NSTA and NABT. A genetics seminar at Ball State University in 1985 sparked her interest in law. She then applied and graduated from law school with a specialty in science and law. A popular speaker at in-service meetings for secondary teachers and for two- and four-year college associations, Yashon has helped bring new ways of presenting old topics. Her case study methodology for introducing bioethics and law in the curriculum uses simple, personalized, and current scenarios that involve the student in decision making. Yashon has presented this case study method all over the country. She has six case study books, including two minibooks that focus on genetics and environmental issues. The implementation of science-oriented law courses in current law school curriculum is a continuing interest in addition to educating jurists and attorneys on the subject of genetics.

Michael Cummings

Michael Cummings is the author and coauthor of a number of widely used college textbooks, including BIOLOGY: SCIENCE AND LIFE; CONCEPTS OF GENETICS; GENETICS: A MOLECULAR PERSPECTIVE; ESSENTIALS OF GENETICS; HUMAN HEREDITY; and HUMAN GENETICS AND SOCIETY. He has also written articles on aspects of genetics for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and has published a newsletter on advances in human genetics for instructors and students. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University. His doctoral work, conducted in the laboratory of Dr. R.C. King, centered on ovarian development in Drosophila melanogaster. After a year on the faculty at Northwestern, he moved to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where for many years he held teaching and research positions. In 2003, he joined the faculty in the Department of Biology at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and currently holds the title of Research Professor. His current research interests involve the organization of DNA sequences in the short-arm and centromere region of human chromosome 21. He is engaged in a collaborative effort to construct a physical map of this region of chromosome 21 for the purpose of exploring molecular mechanisms of chromosome interactions. At the undergraduate level, he has focused on teaching genetics, human genetics for non-majors, and general biology to majors and non-majors. He has received awards given by the university faculty for outstanding teaching, has twice been voted by graduating seniors as the best teacher in their years on campus, and has received several teaching awards from student organizations.