Human Heredity: Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480678

Category: Science

Page: 496

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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.
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Human Heredity: Principles and Issues

Author: Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495554456

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Offering in-depth yet accessible coverage, Cummings’s HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES, Eighth Edition, draws from the most current research in genetics as it presents the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Designed for the introductory genetics or heredity course, this concise, well-written, and well-illustrated text combines thorough coverage with a superior supplement and media package that offers a wealth of study tools--including the customized learning paths of CengageNOWTM. The new eighth edition includes streamlined art, chapter sidebars that address everyday issues, and numerous cases that help you analyze tough decisions. Written by a widely respected genetics authority, HUMAN HEREDITY PRINCIPLES AND ISSUES is known for its student-friendly presentation that introduces complex topics and important concepts with precise logic, without oversimplifying. Demonstrating the process of science while focusing on basic genetics concepts, the text gives you a working knowledge of heredity without the rigorous scientific/quantitative details. It discusses the various genetic services that are now developing--highlighting the social relevance and real-world applications to your other courses and personal life. Emphasizing relevant issues, the text equips you with the insight to make informed decisions about your personal health and public policy, as well as teaches you how to recognize genetic disorders, their causes, and their patterns of inheritance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, Updated Edition

Author: Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495113085

Category: Science

Page: 512

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This Updated 7th edition features a new section, Genetic Control, at the end of the text. This section complements Cummings' coverage with a series of cases from noted medical ethicist, Dr. Ronald Munson, which investigate the issues surrounding the stem-cell debate, genetic counseling, genetic testing and reproductive decisions, and gene therapy. These cases are reinforced with original readings from other noted geneticists, ethicists, and medical policy makers. The result is a text that will draw students into the most current research in genetics and educate them on the latest challenges facing physicians, researchers, and society. Instructors will find this Seventh Edition of HUMAN HEREDITY current, clear, and complemented by an amazing array of technology for students and instructors. Additional student support includes Human GeneticsNow, a password-protected website integrated with the Seventh Edition that provides students with access to diagnostic Pre-Tests and Post-Tests for each chapter. It automatically generates customized learning plans for students, directing them to text information and ancillaries that help them master specific concepts. Active Figures in the text, indicated by a media icon, have corresponding narrated animations on the Human GeneticsNow site that are included in the customized Learning Plan along with additional animations and media assets. For instructors, a Multimedia Manager provides all of the art and photos from the text in PowerPoint form, and, lectures can be further enhanced by using animations and videos on human heredity topics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Human Heredity

Principles and Issues

Author: Michael R. Cummings,Nancy Shontz

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780314224613

Category: Heredity, Human

Page: 171

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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.
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Study Guide for Cummings' Human Heredity: Principles and Issues, 10th

Author: Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285950569

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Chapter summaries, learning objectives, and key terms along with multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, discussion, and case study questions help students with retention and better test results. Prepared by Nancy Shontz of Grand Valley State University. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Human Heredity, Principles and Issues

Psychology, Psychology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478417722

Category: Education

Page: 87

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Human Heredity, Principles and Issues. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Human Heredity , Principles and Issues - Updated

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1467291021

Category: Education

Page: 61

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Human Heredity , Principles and Issues - Updated. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Study Guide for Cummings' Human Heredity

Principles and Issues, 7th

Author: Nancy N. Shontz, Ph.D.,Michael Cummings

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534494766

Category: Science

Page: 179

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Written by Nancy Shontz, this supplement is intended to help students enhance their understanding of the text and course material. Elements include chapter summaries, learning objectives, lists of terms, case worksheets (based on case studies in the text), discussion problems & questions, and other practice test items in multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blanks, as well as editing questions. This supplement is about 185 pages in length.
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Das egoistische Gen

Mit einem Vorwort von Wolfgang Wickler

Author: Richard Dawkins

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642553915

Category: Science

Page: 489

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p”Ein auch heute noch bedeutsamer Klassiker“ Daily Express Sind wir Marionetten unserer Gene? Nach Richard Dawkins ́ vor über 30 Jahren entworfener und heute noch immer provozierender These steuern und dirigieren unsere von Generation zu Generation weitergegebenen Gene uns, um sich selbst zu erhalten. Alle biologischen Organismen dienen somit vor allem dem Überleben und der Unsterblichkeit der Erbanlagen und sind letztlich nur die "Einweg-Behälter" der "egoistischen" Gene. Sind wir Menschen also unserem Gen-Schicksal hilflos ausgeliefert? Dawkins bestreitet dies und macht uns Hoffnung: Seiner Meinung nach sind wir nämlich die einzige Spezies mit der Chance, gegen ihr genetisches Schicksal anzukämpfen.
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Genetik für Dummies

Author: Tara Rodden Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527811478

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Die Genetik ist eine der Naturwissenschaften, deren Wissen am schnellsten wächst und deren Erkenntnisse ständig in Bewegung und in der Diskussion sind. "Genetik für Dummies" erklärt, was überhaupt hinter diesem spannenden Thema steckt. Die Autorin Tara Rodden Robinson erklärt die Grundlagen der Vererbungslehre wie die Mendelschen Regeln, wie Zellen aufgebaut sind und sie sich teilen. Sie zeigt, wie die DNA aufgebaut ist, wie sie kopiert und richtig in Proteine übersetzt wird. Außerdem geht sie auf die Bedeutung der Genetik in der Humanmedizin ein, wie Genmutationen und Erbkrankheiten entstehen. Sie erläutert, was beim Klonen passiert und was sich überhaupt hinter dem Begriff Gentechnik verbirgt. Auch die heißen Themen wie Stammzellentherapie und der Einsatz der Genetik in der Rechtsmedizin werden behandelt.
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Cold Spring Harbor

Roman

Author: Richard Yates

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641159636

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Das Porträt eines amerikanischen Sommers – ehrlich, bewegend, unsentimental Charles und Grace Shepard leben in den 1940er-Jahren im Städtchen Cold Spring Harbor auf Long Island. Sie sorgen sich um Sohn Evan, der nach einer wilden Pubertät und einer früh gescheiterten Ehe nicht recht auf die Beine kommt. Da lernen sie zufällig Familie Drake kennen. Während die trinkfreudige Mutter Gloria Charles anhimmelt, der für sie den Lockruf des »alten Geldes« verkörpert, verliebt sich Evan in Glorias Tochter, die stille, schöne Rachel. Nach einer kurzen Verlobungszeit heiraten sie, doch das Haus in Cold Spring Harbor müssen sie sich mit Gloria teilen ... Ein Roman über Väter und Söhne, Mütter und Töchter, die Liebe und die Fehler der Jugend. Meisterhaft und mit nur wenigen Pinselstrichen gelingt es Richard Yates, »einem der wichtigsten amerikanischen Autoren des 20. Jahrhunderts« (FAZ), psychologische Fallstricke, Lebenslügen und Selbstbetrug im Amerika der 1940er-Jahre aufzudecken – und dabei doch immer auch ein Herz für seine Figuren zu haben.
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Human Genetics and Society

Author: Ronnee Yashon,Michael Cummings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133706916

Category: Science

Page: 400

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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Zoologische Philosophie

Author: Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet de Lamarck,Arnold Lang,Dietmar Schilling,Ilse Jahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Evolution

Page: 265

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Europa im Zeitalter der Weltkriege

die Entfesselung und Entgrenzung der Gewalt

Author: Volker Rolf Berghahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596601561

Category: Political violence

Page: 204

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Eugenik und andere Übel

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 351873637X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Die Debatten um die Reproduktionsmedizin und die Erblichkeit der Intelligenz werfen Fragen auf nach der Kontinuität eugenischer Praktiken, d. h. der Optimierung menschlicher Eigenschaften durch die Steuerung des Fortpflanzungsverhaltens. Dieses Programm ist eng verknüpft mit dem »Dritten Reich«, Zwangssterilisationen und der Vernichtung »unwerten Lebens«. Doch schon vor Beginn der Naziherrschaft warnten Autoren wie Aldous Huxley und Gilbert Keith Chesterton hellsichtig vor den Gefahren der Eugenik. Chestertons Essay "Eugenik und andere Übel" zeigt grundlegende Probleme eugenischen Denkens auf und liegt nun erstmals auf deutsch vor. Thomas Lemke erläutert den historischen Kontext und zeigt, daß Chestertons Mahnungen nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren haben.
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