Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes (Adams 101) (Hardcover)

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A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series.

Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children—from eye color, to height, to health, and even our longevity. Genetics 101 breaks down the science of how genes are inherited and passed from parents to offspring, what DNA is and how it works, how your DNA affects your health, and how you can use your personal genomics to find out more about who you are and where you come from.

Whether you’re looking for a better scientific understanding of genetics, or looking into your own DNA, Genetics 101 is your go-to source to discover more about both yourself and your ancestry.

About the Author


Beth Skwarecki is the health editor at LifeHacker.com. She also runs their health vertical, Vitals. She has previously worked as a freelance health and science writer and her work has been featured on Medscape, Performance Menu, Public Health Perspectives, Bitch magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Science, and Scientific American. She is the author of Outbreak! 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorized the World and Genetics 101.  
Product Details
ISBN: 9781507207642
ISBN-10: 1507207646
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: July 17th, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Adams 101