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1. Thompson & Thompson Genetics
2. Introduction to Genetic Analysis
3. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics
4. Genetics For Dummies (For Dummies
5. Human Molecular Genetics
6. Medical Genetics: With STUDENT
7. Introduction to Genetic Analysis
8. Genetics: From Genes to Genomes
9. Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters
10. Genetic Roulette: The Documented
11. Genetics (Paper)
12. Schaum's Outline of Genetics,
13. Genetic Twists of Fate
14. The Journey of Man: A Genetic
15. Population Genetics: A Concise
16. Genetics: Analysis and Principles
17. Genetics Demystified
18. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria
19. BRS Genetics (Board Review Series)
20. Essential Genetics: A Genomics

1. Thompson & Thompson Genetics in Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access
by Robert MD Nussbaum MD, Roderick R. McInnes MDPhDFRS(C), Huntington F. Willard PhD
Paperback: 600 Pages (2007-06-08)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$45.94
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Asin: 1416030808
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Through six editions, Thompson & Thompson's Genetics in Medicine has been a well-established favorite textbook on this fascinating and rapidly evolving field, integrating the classic principles of human genetics with modern molecular genetics to help you understand a wide range of genetic disorders. The 7th edition incorporates the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, and much more. More than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos help you grasp complex concepts more easily. In addition to the book, you will also receive STUDENT CONSULT, enabling you to access the complete contents of the book online, anywhere you go!

  • Acquire the state-of-the-art knowledge you need on the latest advances in molecular diagnostics, the Human Genome Project, pharmacogenetics, and bio-informatics.
  • Better understand the relationship between basic genetics and clinical medicine with a variety of clinical case studies.
  • Recognize a wide range of genetic disorders with visual guidance from more than 240 dynamic illustrations and high-quality photos.
  • Access the complete contents of the book online, fully searchable with STUDENT CONSULT. You'll find "Integration Links" to bonus content in other STUDENT CONSULT titles · content clipping for handheld devices · an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources · quarterly updates on the material · USMLE questions · and much more!
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Customer Reviews (7)

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
It's a pretty good book and very interesting as well. Has practice problems and lots of pictures and figures.

5-0 out of 5 stars Book
The book is excelent however it took way longer than expected to arrive, I contacted the seller and the person was very nice, and the book arrived in good conditions. I am happy with the transaction but it took a little too long.. but its ok i didnt mind it!

5-0 out of 5 stars quality textbook
This textbook is well-organized an clearly written. Clinical relevance permeates classical and molecular genetics. Very satisfied with this text and I will keep it as a reference for the future.

4-0 out of 5 stars More like genetics of disease then clinical medicine
This is one of those comprehensive texts that can be difficult to wade through at times, but at least the writing is decent even if there is a glut of information.The focus is on the genetic mechanisms of disease and technologies used to detect and augment genetic information.For me, the book serves as a good review and extension of first-year biology, as well as an introduction to where DNA technology came, where it is, and where it might be going.

The Human Genome and the Chromosomal Basis of Heredity
The Human Genome: Gene Structure and Function
Tools of Human Molecular Genetics
Principles of Clinical Cytogenetics
Clinical Cytogenetics: Disorders of the Autosomes and the Sex Chromosomes
Patterns of Single-Gene Inheritance
Genetics of Common Disorders with Complex Inheritance
Genetic Variation in Individuals and Populations: Mutation and Polymorphism
Human Gene Mapping and Disease Gene Identification
Clinical Case Studies Illustrating Genetic Principles
Principles of Molecular Disease: Lessons from the Hemoglobinopathies
The Molecular, Biochemical, and Cellular Basis of Genetic Disease
The Treatment of Genetic Disease
Developmental Genetics and Birth Defects
Prenatal Diagnosis
Cancer Genetics and Genomics
Personalized Genetic Medicine
Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics
Ethical Issues in Medical Genetics

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for med school
The book is very good on human genetics, but lack on other forms of life specialy prokarios if you seek a better understanding of evolution, or want a better molecular part, a deeper understanding I suggest you go after a Griffith/Suzuki or Snustad perharps ... Read more

2. Introduction to Genetic Analysis (Loose Leaf)
by Anthony J. F. Griffiths
 Paperback: Pages (2010-12)
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Asin: 1429272775
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This is a revision of the genetics text, completely updated and reorganized to reflect the rapid advancements in the genetics field. The fourth edition simplifies the presentation of difficult concepts without compromising the text's scientific integrity. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Bio Book
This is NOT a good textbook. Its explanations of even the most simple processes seem extremely confusing, simply because the writing style is wordy and ambiguous. The diagrams are also unhelpful, with coloration which makes their explanations unclear. If you are trying to learn genetics from this book without a competent professor or a previous background in genetics, good luck.

5-0 out of 5 stars my review
This is a good company. I received the book before the projected date. The book was in as good of shape as promised. I would buy from them again.

2-0 out of 5 stars If it's required, get it, if it's not...then don't...
I am taking an honors genetics course right now and I truly despise this book. I find the wording hard to understand and vague, and overly wordy. I asked my professor about the wordiness and sometimes she has a hard time deciphering what the book means, but since she knows that they are TRYING to convey she explains well. The book itself is also poorly organized.

Example. First chapter is a dirty run through of DNA,structure, meiosis, and proteins (not specific at all, a middle school kid should know these things). The next few deal with problems. They give you ONE example. Then a billion problems. You NEED the solutions manual for these.

Then they go through virus replication, etc. Then they move onto epistatis, pleiotropy, etc. FINALLY they run you through how DNA itself replicates. Uhhh, HELLO?? Shouldn't that have been the FIRST thing we learned?? How can we apply the concepts of pleiotropy when we don't even know how DNA replicates?

They explain some concepts not very clearly at all, and believe it or not, I had to go back to my 7th edition campbell&reece biology textbook to get some of the concepts, especially for DNA replication!! Unbelievable!

5-0 out of 5 stars Fast service
I received my order in less than a week and the description was consistent with the book i received. Great seller to do business with.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book arrived much earlier than promised! It was in perfect shape, and the condition was exactly as the list said it was! Great! ... Read more

3. The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition)
by Larry Gonick, Mark Wheelis
Paperback: 224 Pages (1991-08-14)
list price: US$17.99 -- used & new: US$4.82
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Asin: 0062730991
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Illustrates, simplifies, and humor-coats the important principles of classical and modern genetics and their experimental bases, with amusing anecdotes about how the ancients tried to explain inheritance and sex determination.Amazon.com Review
Having trouble deciphering your genetic code? Do dominantgenes make you feel recessive? Let reigning nonfiction cartoonistLarry Gonick and microbiologist Mark Wheelis ease your way throughMendelian genetics, molecular biology, and the basics of geneticengineering. Gonick's drawings range from a moderately detailed lookat ribosomes in action to loony pictures of dancing scientists,talking peas, and opinionated fruit flies. Matthew Meselson,co-discoverer of the "one gene-one protein" principle, says, "it putstextbooks to shame"--and he's right. --Mary Ellen Curtin ... Read more

Customer Reviews (43)

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful but could be better
I have tried to teach myself genetics via popular books like "For Dummies" and "Demystified" -- this one is very helpful but it still fails to be explicit enough for a rank beginner like me.But given the spectrum of books out there, this one is certainly worth a try and I don't regret buying it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good book for understanding what is what
Yes, there are recent advances in the field. But this book is devoted to understanding the subject.

5-0 out of 5 stars My kids love this book
My boys, 8 and 9, just ate this book up. They read it, discussed it and read it again. They ask me questions I probably don't know just so they can explain it to me with what they've learned from this and the Physics book by the same author. If grade school age children can understand the information and get something from it then you know it has to be well explained and enough fun to keep even their short attention spans from cutting out. I'm ordering the chemistry book next. No such thing as too much knowledge.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful in understanding the basics (and then some!)
This was the first of the "Cartoon Guide" series texts that I published, and it was arguably the best.The authors do a wonderful job of explaining fairly complicated concepts and ideas, and do so in a relatively interesting (and humorous way).

If you're going back to school after working for a while, or are just beginning your bio / genetics / etc coursework, you should probably pick up a copy of this.I really can't say enough good things about it.

5-0 out of 5 stars best jump-start on genetics
This must be one of the best books to get you started on genetics. I had zero knowledge of genetics and I had to learn the basics fast... I found this to be better than any textbook! Very clear overview of how the scientific inquiry and line-of-thought progressed over the years in the biology/genetics field. The book is also very fun to read --- a "must have" for everyone! ... Read more

4. Genetics For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science))
by Tara Rodden Robinson
Paperback: 384 Pages (2010-05-03)
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Asin: 0470551747
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A plain-English guide to genetics

Want to know more about genetics? This non-intimidating guide gets you up to speed on all the fundamentals and the most recent discoveries. Now with 25% new and revised material, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you clear and accessible coverage of this rapidly advancing field.

From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix, you get clear explanations in easy-to-understand terms. Plus, you'll see how people are applying genetic science to fight disease, develop new products, solve crimes . . . and even clone cats.

  • Covers topics in a straightforward and effective manner
  • Includes coverage of stem cell research, molecular genetics, behavioral genetics, genetic engineering, and more
  • Explores ethical issues as they pertain to the study of genetics

Whether you?re currently enrolled in a genetics course or are just looking for a refresher, Genetics For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow information on this fascinating subject. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The target audience should not be referred to as "...for Dummies"
This engaging method of simplifying by means of "comic book" illustration works very well to help people visualize concepts which can be pretty arcane.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Service
I was concerned that my package had not been sent because I had not found it in my apartment by the time the estimated date had arrived.Turns out that it was sitting in my mail box and my roommates never retrieved it.In the end, I was quite satisfied with what I found.The book was in excellent condition!

2-0 out of 5 stars I have serious reservations...
As I see it, there are three major problems with Genetics for Dummies so, for the sake of clarity, I'm going to split them into categories:

This book is obsessed with minutiae.A representative passage from the first half:

"Another set of cyclins and CDK work together to push the cell through the second checkpoint located between G2 and mitosis.As the cells grow, the chromosomes, now hooked together as sister chromatids are alike in every way"...

Now, I recognize that this is a detail-oriented subject, but I felt that sometimes the minutiae got in the way of the big picture.For example, in the section on genetic engineering, I was very interested in how scientists know that putting a fish gene into a tomato (or whatever) will make it spoil more slowly.I still don't know.But I do know that "the all-purpose promoter often used in transgenes for plants is from a pathogen called Cauliflower Mosaic Virus (CaMV.)"

I haven't taken biology for 25 years, so you could tell me that cell division is caused by gremlins and I'd have little choice but to take you at your word. Every once in a while, though, the author stumbled into an area that I do know something about and virtually every time her information was wrong.A few examples:

From pg 314:"Francis Galton is best remembered for his contribution to law enforcement.He invented the process used to identify people by their fingerprints."

No he didn't.William Herschel did.Galton just worked out the classification system.But even if he had invented it, it would be an aside. The man was a freakin' giant. Admittedly, often misguided, but geez...

"In direct and vocal opposition to the US Constitution, Galton was quite sure that all men were NOT created equal" (with regard to intelligence--km)

Setting aside for a moment that Galton was British and therefore not bound by the US Constitution, I think there are very few historians who read this passage as a guarantee that we can all become brain surgeons. It was a piece of political philosophy offered as an alternative to monarchism.

On 152, we find a full-page rant about the dangers of anabolic steroids.What do `roids have to do with genetics?Not that much, really.But what concerns me is that the author provides no evidence that these dangers exist and just follows the mealy-mouthed political party line.In truth, the dangers of steroids are wildly overstated and have little scientific or statistical evidence to back them up (not that I'm suggesting anyone should take them.)

"The view that intelligence is heritable is still widely accepted despite abundant evidence to the contrary."

This should read "almost uniformly accepted by the scientific community."Also, I am unaware of a single credible study that does not support a heritable component to intelligence. How did we humans evolve our big brains and how do we breed such clever little dogs if there is nothing for the selection process to act on?More on this subject later...

With regard to melanoma:"Always use sunblock with an SPF rating higher than 30."

In fact, SPF 15 blocks 94% of UVB rays, 30 blocks 97%, and 45 blocks 98%. Far more important is how much you put on and how often you reapply.Also, and I'm not 100% sure about this, I don't think sunscreen protects you from melanoma.

"progeteria (a disease that causes rapid aging in children) [is] also associated with older fathers."

It's actually `progeria' and it doesn't cause aging, it causes some of the symptoms of aging.The older fathers thing is right.

"The highest rates of prostate cancer occur among African-American men, probably because of lack of screening and delayed treatment."

I threw that one in there because it's such a head-shaker.How would screening and treatment affect how many people get prostate cancer?Whether you survive it, yes.But whether you get it?

Now, I know some of this seems nitpicky, but how can I feel confident in the incredibly complex information found in this book if the simple stuff is wrong?

I believe the word appears once in the text and not at all in the index.The vast majority of discussion on the topic consists of a tepid commentary about the publication of Origin of Species.Probably less total ink than we got on steroids.

Worse, there seems to be a vaguely schizophrenic effort to obscure the subject.Consider the following from page 199:

"A gain of function mutation creates an entirely new trait or phenotype.Sometimes a new trait is harmless, like a new eye color.In other cases, the gain is decidedly harmful."

Notice anything missing?That's right, the new trait can also be beneficial.(As blue eyes probably were based on how quickly they seem to have proliferated. An example of sexual selection?) To be fair, there is a section in which the author says that all living things appear to be related, which is why I use the phrase "vaguely schizophrenic."

Then we have this gem toward the end of the book:

"Biological determinism assumes that genes are expressed in precise, repeatable ways--in other words, genetics is identity is genetics.However, this assumption isn't true.Gene expression is highly dependent on environment, among other things."

Great.Couldn't she have told me that genes don't matter before I slogged through her book on genetics?Long live Lamarck.

Look, I understand that Natural Selection offends liberal and conservative alike and it makes sense to tread lightly in many situations.But this is a book on the SCIENCE of GENETICS.Evolutionary theory is the foundation for the whole thing and is one of the areas most affected by advances. Can I get a shout-out to Chucky D?

So, I don't know.I guess I learned something. Some of it is probably right.But, overall, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable rolling any of it out at a cocktail party full of geneticists.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Genetics
The book covers all the concepts of modern genetics in a light manner, easily understandable and with a good dose of humor. Each chapter goes into the right depth: not too deep and not too superficial. I don't know why the above should be considered an activity for dummies, but I guess this is the marketing appeal of the whole "for dummies" series of books...
Recommended for anyone interested in getting a quick introduction to the subject or as a refresher crash course for those that have studied the subjects eons ago (like myself).

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm Smart NOW!!!
Awesome book, currently using it to help me in my Genetics class. Really helps me get the point! ... Read more

5. Human Molecular Genetics
by Tom Strachan, Andrew Read
Paperback: 807 Pages (2010-04-02)
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Asin: 0815341490
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Human Molecular Genetics is an established and class-proven textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students which provides an authoritative and integrated approach to the molecular aspects of human genetics. While maintaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It includes new Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter and annotated further reading at the conclusion of each chapter, to help readers navigate the wealth of information in this subject.

The text has been restructured so genomic technologies are integrated throughout, and next generation sequencing is included. Genetic testing, screening, approaches to therapy, personalized medicine, and disease models have been brought together in one section. Coverage of cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics, model organisms, noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics have all been expanded.

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5-0 out of 5 stars human molecular genetics book
I already knew this book since my human genetics exam at the University. I used to study on the 2nd edition. I did not like it very much because it was a bit confusing with a lot of info spread in the various chapters of the book. You could not study on it without an help of the teacher..
This edition is much better!! Clearer and better organized !!!
I am studying now on it and I found it really pleasant..

Really a good deal and worth it for the price.

5-0 out of 5 stars Human molecular genetics
Excellent product. Great book for students in the field of human biology and asociated areas.Not an introductory book, but still good..

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent for a broad review
HMG3 is a great book for those looking to review the large and growing field of human molecular genetics. It lacks the molecular biological detail that dedicated textbooks such as MBOC contain, but has a large amount of useful information regarding experimental approaches in human molecular genetics, and clinical ramifications of basic science research. I have found it an ideal core reference for graduate work in human genetics.

1-0 out of 5 stars I did not get it at all yet!
I have ordered this product and after one month we didnot get and it seems gone astray in the mail. So am now still wait for replacament which will take another 2 weeks to arrive hopefuly. It is really disappinting experience hwne things goes wrong!

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice illustrations
This book is a pretty good read for thoes with advanced genetics knowledge. It reviews some of the more basic processes in the beginning before diving into the human stuff. As a warning though, it doesnt really hide anything like a beginning bio book so know what your getting yoruself into. ... Read more

6. Medical Genetics: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access (MEDICAL GENETICS ( JORDE))
by Lynn B. Jorde PhD, John C. Carey MDMPH, Michael J. Bamshad MD
Paperback: 368 Pages (2009-09-28)
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Asin: 0323053734
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Medical Genetics is the clearest and most concise text on the subject, providing state-of-the-art coverage of clinically relevant molecular genetics. Lynn B. Jorde, PhD; John C. Carey, MD; and Michael J. Bamshad, MD integrate recent developments with clinical practice and emphasize the central principles of genetics and their clinical applications. Now in full color, this edition provides you with the stunning visual clarity so important in this field. Get the very latest on hot topics like gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common diseases, ethical and social issues, personalized medicine, and much more. With Student Consult access, you'll get the full text online, along with images, 150 USMLE-style questions, and the clinical commentary and patient/family vignette boxes from the text-collated by chapter-for review. The accompanying Evolve site provides additional faculty notes, higher resolution images, 150 multiple choice questions, and 100 sample problems and essay questions. In other words, this is an indispensable resource that should be on every reading list.

  • Includes access to the complete text and images online at studentconsult.com along with 150 additional USMLE-style questions for self-assessment.

  • Features mini-summaries, study questions, suggested reading, and a detailed glossary to supplement and reinforce what you learn from the text.

  • Demonstrates clinical relevance through over 230 photographs, illustrations, and tables, along with boxes containing patient/family vignettes.


  • Supplements the text with online access to EVOLVE Resources.

  • Contains additional faculty notes, higher resolution images, 150 multiple choice questions, and 100 sample problems and essay questions online for teaching purposes.

  • Enhances the visual impact of the material with full-color illustrations throughout the text for easier and more effective learning and retention.

  • Presents a new chapter on genomics and personalized medicine for the latest on these hot topics.

  • Provides you with the latest knowledge and research on gene identification, cancer genetics, gene testing and gene therapy, common disorders, ethical and social issues, and much more so you can keep up with current developments in genetics.

  • Includes study questions at the end of every chapter so you can test yourself and retain the material.

  • Features additional clinically commentary boxes throughout the text to show the relevance of genetics to everyday patient problems to prepare you for problem-based integrated courses.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Actually Enjoyable to Read
This book was required for our med school PBL courses, and I can certainly understand why. The text is nicely written, and the "Clinical Commentary" sections are great for understanding how we as physicians come into the picture. A subject like genetics can become very formidable if not presented correctly, but (thankfully) this book got it right.

5-0 out of 5 stars Medical Genetics
The book arrived as specified by seller with no problems.It was shipped fast and arrived in a timely manner.Much appreciated!!Book is simple to read and understandable.

4-0 out of 5 stars yAy textbooks
The book reads very well for a genetics textbook.The pictures helped explain some concepts and the questions at the end of the chapters were a nice summary.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Succinct Text for Medical Genetics
I have been teaching medical genetics to medical students and graduate students for more than twenty years, and I have been using the Jorde textfor teaching medical students since it was first published.

This text is the most succinct text available to my knowledge on the topic of medical genetics.This is perfect for medical students who have relatively little time in their schedules for genetics (16 lecture hours versus 48 hours for graduate students).The text is very clear, has great examples, ties in medical applications with the scientific explanations of principles, and has a wide array of online resources readily available.With very little exception, every page is worth the reading for medical students, and is helpful for them in learning what they need to know to become fully conversant in medical genetics and well acquainted with the general principles and emerging technologies.[I wish the cytogenetics chapter were illustrated better, but this is a minor weakness relative to the other strengths in the text.]

This is not the best text available for graduate students in clinical or medical genetics if the text is to be used alone (i.e. not supplemented with articles to add deeper levels of details).For students with a full 3-credit graduate course in medical genetics, it does not have quite sufficient depth, in my opinion.I don't have any significant experience teaching undergraduates, and will leave that area to others.

All in all, these authors have put together the clearest and most concise resource on medical genetics, and I highly recommend it for any audience whose needs are for efficient and palatable material on the principles of medical genetics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good review of medical genetics
I did not select this book, it was required for a class I was taking, but it is a well written book.This book offers a good review of medical genetics at a moderate level.It features "case study" areas about some individual genetic diseases (i.e. hemophilia) and is user friendly. ... Read more

7. Introduction to Genetic Analysis Solutions MegaManual
by William Fixen
Paperback: 300 Pages (2007-03-05)
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Asin: 1429201770
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A unique student resource combining a solutions manual with Paul Young's interactive Exploring Genetics tutorials.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product and Reliable Seller!
The product is great, the book is in the condition the seller said it would be, and the shipping was fast!

3-0 out of 5 stars If taking Genetics, a MUST
I HIGHLY recommend buying this manual in conjunction with the book- it explains enough for you to figure out whatever problems/concept you need to get down before a test!

1-0 out of 5 stars Hope you don't actually need what you buy from this seller!
When buying from this seller, I hope you don't actually need what you are ordering. I placed an order on August 24 and it was due to arrive between Aug. 27-Sept. 3. I contacted the seller on Sept. 4 and she hadn't even shipped the package yet. The package should have arrived before it was even shipped! This was particularly a problem since I needed the item and it wasn't going to be in for another few days.HORRIBLE SERVICE!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Seldom used book in good condition
The book is in good condition. But the shipping is a little bit slow(more than a week).

3-0 out of 5 stars need of an editor
This solutions manual has some sort of typo in every chapter and this results in wrong answers. this was a bit frustrating.. ... Read more

8. Genetics: From Genes to Genomes
by Leland Hartwell, Leroy Hood, Michael Goldberg, Ann Reynolds, Lee Silver, Ruth Veres
Hardcover: 960 Pages (2006-10-09)
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Asin: 0073227382
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Genetics: From Genes to Genomes is a cutting-edge, introductory genetics text authored by an unparalleled author team, including Nobel Prize winner, Leland Hartwell. The Third Edition continues to build upon the integration of Mendelian and molecular principles, providing students with the links between early genetics understanding and the new molecular discoveries that have changed the way the field of genetics is viewed. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant Condition
I bought this text book used which is always a gamble.It is in excellent condition.It arrived in good time for class.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
This is a must-buy if you're going through the textbook questions and don't already have a solutions manual. It has clear explanations for all the answers and is just a really handy study tool when you get stuck on that one question..

5-0 out of 5 stars QUICK Delivery
I had to order this book for a class and was thinking I would be sorry-out-of-luck because I was ordering it late.I ordered the book on Friday morning and it was to me by Monday in time for me to be able to complete the first homework.Needless to say, the efficiency of the seller was very helpful.I highly recommend him/her.This is the first review I have written and it was because the service blew me away that I felt compelled to acknowledge it.Also, the book price was the cheapest offered....and I'm not sure what condition they said it was, but I am thinking they said something like "Good" or "Used" and it is basically brand new.So the seller definitely practices by 'under-comitt and over-deliver" business philosophy.I mean this as a compliment.

4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful
This is a thorough and helpful textbook. I would recommend it for those interested in in-depth explanations of the biology of genetics.

4-0 out of 5 stars 4/5
Fast shipping, fast delivery. The book was in very good condition, but contained highlighting throughout and the hardcover corners were frayed... which did not match the seller's description of the item, but good deal overall. Thanks. ... Read more

9. Genetic Rounds: A Doctor's Encounters in the Field that Revolutionized Medicine
by Robert Marion
Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-10-05)
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Asin: 1607147165
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The best-selling author of The Intern Blues shares extraordinary medical detective stories from his 30-year career as a top pediatric geneticist.

“…part medical detective story, part scientific tour de force, and part highly personal and emotional story…”

- Perri Klass, MD, author of Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor

“…[Robert Marion] is a sympathetic advocate for his patients who lucidly interprets complex medical conditions for lay readers.”

- Publishers Weekly

“…a straightforward, and often poignant, collection of true stories.”

- American Journal of Human Genetics

Dr. Robert Marion is revered throughout the world of medicine as both an eloquent writer and an esteemed caretaker. In Genetic Rounds, Dr. Marion challenges common assumptions about how genetics can and should be used in pediatric medicine, and what moral dilemmas are associated with the field.

Genetic Rounds is a vivid and compelling portrait of the patients Dr. Marion has encountered throughout his career. He tells their stories of triumph, tragedy, elegance, and grace. In these personal and engrossing tales, Dr. Marion renders the human face of medicine with unforgettable candor and compassion. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book, and Well-Written
I bought the Kindle edition of this book, and my only regret is that the author's other books are not currently available on Kindle -- his writing is so good that I would buy them all!

His compassion for his patients comes through clearly, and the book does not 'talk down' to the reader, even though there is a lot of medical terminology; at the same time, he doesn't talk over the reader's head.

I loved the puzzle-solving aspect of this book, and also his description of some of the ethical decisions he must make, such as whether to discuss with a stranger a genetic anomaly (that will affect his life span and health)he can tell the stranger has by looking at him, or whether to bring up the obvious genetic issues the young daughter of an old college friend has.

Again, a fascinating book, one which I will probably re-read (which I usually don't do).I highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pathos of a Geneticist
When I picked this book, I was expecting an impersonal account of whatever genes do. But with each story, Dr Marion brings in his human element to the implications of things going wrong at the minute, invisible to the naked eye level.
Pediatric radiologist. Each by itself is a specialisation. Its amazing to see the vast field of medicine accomodate combinations too.
With diagnosis, symptoms of different conditions like spinal muscular atrophy (its updated name) and infant botulism, the author increases the medical databases of general people. After reading the book, you get an idea of how an infants body and inner mechanisms are not in the same stages of development and hence how they handle things differently.

5-0 out of 5 stars A unique and meaningful view of genetics
I could not put Genetic Rounds down once I started reading it. Dr. Marion's story telling abilities captured the essence of each child and family, the difficult ethical dilemmas they faced and his dedication to being together with them in partnership on the journey. It is amazing. I think I absorbed more about genetics in this story than in reading medical articles about genetics. The individuals and their stories are so unique, they are unforgetable. ... Read more

10. Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods
by Jeffrey M. Smith
Hardcover: 312 Pages (2007-01-31)
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Eating genetically modified food is gambling with every bite.

The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. Nearly forty health risks of the foods that Americans eat every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right side offers fully referenced text, describing both research studies and theoretical risks. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith’s Seeds of Deception the world’s best-selling book on genetically engineered foods.

The second half of Genetic Roulette explores why children are most at risk, how to avoid GM foods, false claims by biotech advocates, how industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems, why GM crops are not needed to feed the world, the economic losses associated with these crops, and more.

This book, prepared in collaboration with a team of international scientists, is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. As the world’s most complete reference on the health risks of GM foods, Genetic Roulette is also ideal for schools and libraries. Consider some findings:

Animals fed genetically modified (GM) foods developed bleeding stomachs, potentially precancerous cell growth, damaged organs and immune systems, kidney inflammation, problems with blood and liver cells, and unexplained deaths.

Soy allergies skyrocketed in the United Kingdom after GM soy was introduced.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Review
since I had read Seeds of Deception, this book basically was a review for me because it mostly had the same information in it.

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a must own book.
I knew absolutely nothing about Monsanto or GMOs until a good friend put some brochures in my hand on March 31.She had been to a seminar where Jeffrey M. Smith was speaking.Those brochures can be found at [...].

This book is important in that it gives people like me who are 100% in this fight something to say to people who haven't a clue."Go read Genetic Roulette" please. Do it for your health and your children's health.

I for one, don't remember signing up for this lab experiment.Maybe I'm wrong, but don't people get paid for participating in Scientific Experiments?That our government should put us through this and not even bother to let us know what is going on our dinner table really makes me angry with them.I thought things had to be labeled in this country.The UK bans this stuff, China gets labels... and in the USA most people don't even know what a GMO is.

We have been GMO free, (as much as possible without proper labeling), and my daughter's stomach aches are gone.My son's growing pains are gone.My headaches are gone.We are all losing weight without even trying.I'm convinced.

I don't need Jeffrey M. Smith to tell me this is a huge issue.But I am so thankful to him for bringing it to my attention, first in the brochures and then with the books.Life is too sweet to spend it feeling ill.

1-0 out of 5 stars I'm a Brazilian agronomist
I'm a Brazilian agronomist and I tried to read, online this trash-book, here in Brazil. And I must tell that this book is 100% percent against GMO (genetically modified organisms) and also a trash-book.
I began to read this trash-book, online. At the page 49, the author and crook wrote about a "research" "did" in a Russian "famous" "scientific" journal called Ecosinform. This "research" reproduced on page 49 of this trash-book, claims that mortality rate among rat pups that ate GMO soy was 50%, against 10% among rat pups that ate non GMO. Well, I became curious about this "research". Very curious, I went to google and finally I realized that the Russian "famous" "scientific" journal called Ecosinform doesn't existed in any time; at least until today. The crook that wrote this garbage invented, from his sick mind, a lot of hysteria against genetically modified organisms. After see this level of decieve, I decided not to read the rest of this garbage.
This trash has only two real uses:
1-You can know the level of pseudo-scientific hysteria, preached by Greepeace, Friends of Earth, Al Gore, etc.
2-You can read on some others reviews of this same book, how easily average Americans are decieved by a charlatan.

1-0 out of 5 stars One man's fact is another man's unsubstantiated scaremongering
Largely based on unsubstantiated anecdote and vague studies by anti-GM groups, whilst at the same time ignoring the many independant peer-reviewed papers that show his many 'facts' to be incorrect at best and completely fabricated at worst.

Do a web search for 'Academics review genetic roulette' for a chapter by chapter analysis of this book in the context of peer reviewed data. An intelligent mind will always read both sides of the story.

Which do you believe?

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, if just for the references alone!
This is an excellent companion to The Gmo Trilogy, for readers who wish to go into greater depth. The book explores possible medical risks associated with eating genetically modified foods, and comprises 1-2 page abstracts and essays by researchers. There are a lot more hypotheses than actual conclusions here, so none of these works have reached the stage of becoming peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. Skeptics may attach whatever significance they wish to that fact, but the references to each article are published, verifiable, and legitimate. In fact, if the dangers of GMO foods is a topic of interest to you, this book is a worthwhile purchase for the references alone! The articles are all of a scientific nature, and do not address social, political, or economic issues.

One recurring theme which comes up in these pages is the idea of drug resistance transmitted from ingested foods to intestinal flora. A common trait of many genetically modified plants is selective pesticide resistance. The desired crop can then be sprayed with these pesticides. It was previously believed that stomach acid would break down the plasmids which confer pesticide resistance, but that has been shown to be incorrect. Intact plasmids have been recovered from intestinal washings. There is prescedent to hypothesize that these plasmids could be transferred to gut flora, and under the right conditions, could cause a multidrug-resistant intestinal infection.

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11. Genetics (Paper)
by Benjamin Pierce
 Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-12-01)
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Based on the author's more than twenty years of teaching experience, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach offers a fresh new way of introducing the major concepts and mechanics of genetics, focusing students on the big picture without overwhelming them with detail.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Genetics book
I haven't used the book yet but I was really unsatisfied with the price I paid for the book when I opened it up and saw that pretty much every page was highlighted with a million different colors. This book was only about 20 dollars less than what it would cost brand new so i was disapointed that i didn't just buy it from my school.

4-0 out of 5 stars easy read for genetics text
so, this book was purchased for my sophomore level genetics class and it was a pretty interesting read. It wasn't boring and really drawn out like most science texts.

4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!!
Item arrived quickly and in wonderful shape, just as described. Thank you so much. You saved me alot of money. Would definitely buy from again.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book, 3rd edition better
Hello, I am an engineer and taught myself molecular genetics from this book.It is good and explains everything very well.

I used both the 2nd and 3rd editions.I would say the 3rd is better, although the 2nd "technically" has the same information.

5-0 out of 5 stars review for genetics:a conceptual approach
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12. Schaum's Outline of Genetics, Fifth Edition (Schaum's Outline Series)
by Susan Elrod, William Stansfield
Paperback: 432 Pages (2010-01-11)
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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's.

More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solvedproblems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

This Schaum's Outline gives you

  • 450 fully solved problems
  • Complete review of all course fundamentals
  • Hundreds of examples with explanations of genetics concepts
  • Exercises to help you test your mastery of genetics

Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!

Topics include: The Physical Basis of Heredity; Patterns of Inheritance; The Biochemical Casis of Heredity; Genetic Interactions; The Genetics of Sex; Linkage and Chromosome Mapping; Cytogenetics; Quantitative Genetics; Population Genetics and Evolution; Genetics of Bacteria; Viruses, Transposable Elements, and Cancer; Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology; and The Molecular Biology of Eukaryotes

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13. Genetic Twists of Fate
by Stanley Fields, Mark Johnston
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2010-09-30)
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News stories report almost daily that scientists have linked a certain gene to a disease like Alzheimer’s or macular degeneration, or to a condition like depression or autism, or to a trait like aggressiveness or anxiety. Accompanying this remarkable progress in unraveling the genetic basis of disease and behavior are new technologies that are rapidly reducing the cost of reading someone’s personal DNA (all six billion letters of it). Within the next ten years, hospitals may present parents with their newborn’s complete DNA code along with her footprints and APGAR score. In Genetic Twists of Fate, distinguished geneticists Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston help us make sense of the genetic revolution that is upon us.

Fields and Johnston tell real life stories that hinge on the inheritance of one tiny change rather than another in an individual’s DNA: a mother wrongly accused of poisoning her young son when the true killer was a genetic disorder; the mountain-climbing brothers with a one-in-two chance of succumbing to Huntington’s disease; the screen siren who could no longer remember her lines because of Alzheimer’s disease; and the president who was treated with rat poison to prevent another heart attack. In an engaging and accessible style, Fields and Johnston explain what our personal DNA code is, how a few differences in its long list of our DNA letters makes each of us unique, and how that code influences our appearance, our behavior, and our risk for such common diseases as diabetes or cancer. ... Read more

14. The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
by Spencer Wells
Paperback: 240 Pages (2004-02-17)
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Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races?

Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of population genetics have made it possible to create a family tree for the whole of humanity. Replete with marvelous anecdotes and remarkable information, from the truth about the real Adam and Eve to the way differing racial types emerged, The Journey of Man is an enthralling, epic tour through the history and development of early humankind.Amazon.com Review
Spencer Wells traces human evolution back to our very first ancestor in The Journey of Man. Along the way, he sums up the explosive effect of new techniques in genetics on the field of evolutionary biology and all available evidence from the fossil record. Wells's seemingly sexist title is purposeful: he argues that the Y chromosome gives us a unique opportunity to follow our migratory heritage back to a sort of Adam, just as earlier work in mitochondrial DNA allowed the identification of Eve, mother of all Homo sapiens. While hisdescriptions of the advances made by such luminary scientists as Richard Lewontin and Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza can be dry, Wells comes through with sparkling metaphors when it counts, as when he compares genetic drift to a bouillabaisse recipe handed down through a village's generations. Though finding our primal male is an exciting prospect, the real revolution Wells describes is racial. Or rather, nonracial, as he reiterates the scientific truth that our notions of what makes us different from each other are purely cultural, not based in biology. The case for an "out of Africa" scenario of human migration is solid in this book, though Wells makes it clear when he is hypothesizing anything controversial. Readers interested in a fairly technical, but not overwhelming, summary of the remarkable conclusions of 21st-century human evolutionary biology will find The Journey of Man a perfect primer. --Therese Littleton ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Journey of Humans
Geneticist Spencer Wells traces the expansion of the human population around the globe by following genetic markers in the DNA of various populations.He presents credible arguments in a very readable way.I look forward to reading his current book, "Pandora's Seed".

4-0 out of 5 stars The Journey of Man by Spencer Wells
This was one of the most wonderful books my husband and I have ever read.I would rate it 10 on
a rating scale of 1 to 10.It is so informative on genetics and very easy to read and understand.Dr. Spencer Wells is a marvelous author and fabulous scientist of the Journey of man from beginning to here in 2010. I highly recommend it.

4-0 out of 5 stars First thing, locate the roadmaps near the end of the book
The Journey of Man is a reasonably well-written book with a fascinating story.But you will find it MUCH easier to follow the story if the first thing you do is find the diagram and migration map that in my paperback copy are on pages 181 and 182-3:

Figure 9Genealogical tree showing the relationship among the Y-chromosome markers discussed in the text
Figure 10The spread of Y-chromosome lineages around the world

If you have easy access to a photocopy machine, copy these pages, study how they relate to each other, and keep them handy while you are reading.

The paperback book lacks the photos in the more expensive hardcover edition, but provides a URL to access them on the web.While pleasant in a National Geographic sort of way, they are not at all critical to understanding or appreciating the story the book tells.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, but not very easy reading
Using genetic data, the book describes how homo sapiens populated the world.
As apparently reliable genetic data go back "only" about 30,000....50,000 years, the book does NOT describe the development of man, but starts with the fully developped homo sapiens - our own species.

It is fascinating, what can be read out of genetic data, and the conclusions are often startling!

My only critisism with this book:
Relying as it does on "genetic markers", both on mDNA (?) and on the Y - chromosome (?), it would have been helpful to devote a chapter, or at least an appendix on what are genes, chromosomes, why do markers not get distorted by natural selection, etc...

The interested layman cannot be expected to know this, and so the book used a lot of undefined (undefined for the layman!) terms.

With such an appendix, I would have given full marks to this book!

4-0 out of 5 stars A riveting read
I found this book difficult to put down.It is a great insight into the work being done into human genetics by someone involved in the field.The book takes the reader through a description of the techniques used in a way suitable for laypeople, discusses our common ancestry and the theories around that, describes the genetic evidence for migration out of Africa and then devotes roughly a chapter to each major continent.

The author communicates in a clear style, acknowledging the many contributions by others and without blowing his own trumpet.My main criticism of the book is the lack of graphics.At one point the author actually describes a graph, rather than putting it in.Seriously.The lack of maps illustrating the points being made in the text is also very annoying. While some maps are included, they serve largely just as a reminder of geography, rather than illustrating the data. There are also a small number of apparent contradictions and some over-stretching of analogies.

While I enjoyed the book thoroughly I was extremely frustrated by the lack of visual information, especially in a book intended for laypeople, and I have deducted 1 point for this.
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15. Population Genetics: A Concise Guide
by John H. Gillespie
Paperback: 232 Pages (2004-07-02)
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This concise introduction offers students and researchers an overview of the discipline that connects genetics and evolution. Addressing the theories behind population genetics and relevant empirical evidence, John Gillespie discusses genetic drift, natural selection, nonrandom mating, quantitative genetics, and the evolutionary advantage of sex. First published to wide acclaim in 1998, this brilliant primer has been updated to include new sections on molecular evolution, genetic drift, genetic load, the stationary distribution, and two-locus dynamics. This book is indispensable for students working in a laboratory setting or studying free-ranging populations.

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4-0 out of 5 stars short but good
I am a retired professor of population genetics and I should like to keep myself in the mainstraim of population genetics. There are several recent good books on this topic, but they are quite expensive. Since much time I know the author as one of the best theoretician in population genetics, author of an excellent but hard to understand fully without serious efforts.
The present book is in principle destined to students and the author is supposed to make an effort to render accessible his teaching. In this course, some parts are really very classical and easy to understand - actually, it was what I taught to my own students of "DEUG and "Maîtrise" level. Of course, it was not that which I looked for in this book. For instance I was interested by the concept of "coalescence" which is too recent for I am aware of it during my time of activity. And indeed, it is quite well explained by Gillespie. Frankly speakig, when it comes to the field of which the author is a leading specialist (and which is more familiar to me), things become of more difficult access. But I must confess that I have probably been less hungry of these subjects.
This book will relly bring the students who use it to a high level and they will prepared to access to the most advanced developments of population genetics - provided that they make the necessary effort!
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Université de Provence

5-0 out of 5 stars Gillespie makes sense.
Theodosius Dobzhansky said, "Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution."

Mike Lynch at Indiana University added, "Nothing in evolution makes sense except in the light of population genetics." (PNAS)

If such is the case, Gillespie's book is an essential guide and workbook through the foundation of biology in terms of mathematics and probability.

1.) The book flows.It begins with the basics of Hardy-Weinberg, and makes the mathematics of population genetics easy by building on the basics slowly through the book's chapters.Important mathematical background is addressed in the appendices.

2.) Each chapter has questions at the end to help crystallize the material.

3.) Examples from the scientific literature are used judiciously.

4.) Lucid explanation of genetic drift, the coalescent, and neutral theory are all provided.

I have nothing but the highest praise for this classic.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not very "introductory"
I bought this book because I thought it would be a straightforward introduction to population genetics.The first two reviews were written by people who already seem to understand population genetics fairly well; for someone who was genuinely just starting out, however, I cannot say I found it particularly digestible.

Terms are used in this text without any definitions until much later on.Topics are also divided in such a way that they are introduced in one chapter in an advanced form, and then a basic form revealed later!A friend with ADHD attempted to explain a Monte Carlo simulation to me once, and reading this book kind of reminded of me of that.

Also, the book is littered with complex formulae that students are intended to decypher for themselves, with random notes in the back of the book that may or may not assist with this - often, no verbal/written attempt is made to explain what they are for.Students require clear descriptions of what a formula does, and how it can be applied, and in what sort of circumstances long, long before they give a damn about the proofs.

This was written by somebody very fond of navel gazing and showing off their 9th grade algebra and less about providing any instruction about population genetics.This needs to be a lot clearer and more concise in the future.More descriptions of when/where to use formulae, and what they are for.Use examples from actual organisms to make it interesting, and maybe somebody will actually read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars place to start to learn pop gen
This is a wonderfully clear and concise introduction to population genetics. The emphasis is on fundamental insights gleaned from relatively simple models. If you want to learn something about this approach to studying evolution, start here.

5-0 out of 5 stars Simply superb...
Many authors make population genetics a boring, and often a formidablediscipline in Biology.Therefore, many students avoid taking populationgenetics, inspite of its central importance in understanding manybiological processes. John Gillespie has intertwined theory with superbexperimental data.He has made population genetics accessable by allbiologists, and evenenjoyable, which is an incredible achievement.Besides, hiswriting style is rare among science writers.His style iscomparable to the other great stylist among geneticists, Professor James F.Crow. ... Read more

16. Genetics: Analysis and Principles
by Robert Brooker
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Genetics: Analysis and Principles is a one-semester, introductory genetics textbook that takes an experimental approach to understanding genetics.By weaving one or two experiments into the narrative of each chapter, students can simultaneously explore the scientific method and understand the genetic principles that have been learned from these experiments. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good
The book meets the description provided and was nicely packaged and sent on time. Thanks

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text, but the price of this (and most college textbooks) is outrageous
Fine textbook, but the price is hard to swallow. It's difficult to imagine what the publisher's markup on this text would be.

3-0 out of 5 stars pretty nice, not no plastic wrapper around it
the book looks good when i got it, but no plastic wrapper or watever u want 2 call it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect!
The product came in way before the expected date and in great condition.I would recommend buying products from here!

1-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely no customer service.
So, this supposedly was shipped... But all I have is a notification telling me it left the USPS facility Ohio and nothing after that. Seller refused to respond to email, and after a month Amazon is finally letting me file a claim to get my money back. In the meantime, I've not had my book for class. Ridiculous. DON'T BUY FROM THIS SELLER. ... Read more

17. Genetics Demystified
by Edward Willett
Paperback: 210 Pages (2005-09-27)
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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

Genetics Demystified offers an up-to-date, highly readable explanation of the basic principles of genetics, covering key topics such as human genetics, DNA, heredity, mutations, traits, chromosomes, and much more. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice "Demystified" book
I have"Idiots Guide to Decoding your Genes" but this one is much better.I really feel that I have gotten a toehold on this subject after reading "Genetics Demystified."Recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good re-intro for ex-students, light on classical genetics
A reasonably good introduction to the subject for someone who has not done it, or is re-learning it after a long lay-off.
Tends to be more biased towards the molecular level of genetics, which is probably due to the advances in this area in the 20 years since I did it.
Does not tackle Classical or Population genetics in any depth.
Nevertheless, a good book to get you re-interested in learning the subject of genetics again, and learning newer technologies.
However, you will need to move onto bigger and better books very soon.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Entry Level Book
If you are a beginner wishing to learn genetics, or in need for a quick refresher, then this book serves the purpose well. It is organised in a logical fashion, doesn't go down to too much details and does a fair coverage of the topic. My two minor issues with the book are: (a) there are some editorial errors and (b) the mulitple choice questions are too easy - they test your memory rather than your understanding of the topics. However both can be forgiven if in you need a entry level book on genetics.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good book for review of basic genetics and delving into harder aspects too
Do not be fooled by the cover!This book is extremely informative and even a fair amount beyond my understanding, being in the middle of biology honors.Therefore this book would be great to read, since it outlines many concepts of genetics in biology honors, in AP biology.This way one can get the basic concepts of biology and genetics while also being able to delve into advanced genetics in the later part of each chapter.
Now on to the science.The most interesting part of this book to me was about genetics outside of the nucleus in chapter 10.I was amazed to learn that mitochondria actually have their own DNA, and that they were once bacteria, and that they had gained relationships of helping with bacteria that couldn't create energy from oxygen, urkaryotes, and eventually merged with them when they came completely dependent of each other.The mitochondria gave some DNA to the urkaryote so the mitochondria became dependent as well. The DNA in the mitochondria is almost all inherited maternally, which is what makes them great for studying humanity's evolution.By looking at DNA from people around the world, scientists were able to pinpoint the earliest human, from which all other's are descendents, was an African women living 200,000 years ago by seeing that mitochondrial mutations in greatest difference were between Africa and the rest of the world.By seeing how many mutations there were from the African mitochondria compared to the rest of the world, scientists figured out this date by rate of mutations which occur in DNA.
Another big concept I begun to understand in this book was how evolution is really driven by economics.Darwin himself could not really understand how offspring got characteristics from their parents, but nonetheless knew that variations occurred over time in species because he was ahead of his time.The answer, we now know, is that mutations will occur in DNA, either beneficial, neutral, or detrimental, and for the most part the animal with the beneficial mutation will reproduce and survive better, then replacing the nonmutated DNA.An example where a detrimental mutation will be dominant, however, is sickle-cell anemia (explained in class one day), which will cause disease when homozygous (having two of the same alleles for a gene), but when heterozygous are resistant to malaria, making it dominate in areas with malaria like parts of Africa.A bad "gene pool", or a mixture of all genes in an area, of an area like this can be very hurtful to a society.
Going more into gene pools and so-called "population genetics", equilibrium (no change in allelic frequencies, meaning no change in genes) can occur in a population if there are five things occurring in it, which really shows the different ways in which a species can mutate and evolve.The formulas for this Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (founding scientists) are the following: 1. A closed population, meaning no individuals leave or come in, which would change the gene pool left in the population.2. Normal meiosis, so that only chance determines the genes in the child after mating.3. No mutations in allelic states, which will occur unless the states cancel the other out.4. No natural selection, meaning that all genotypes can survive and reproduce equally well, basically making all alleles equal.5.Infinite population and random mating within it, making it so small sot of "cliques" of genes don't form from repeated mating of the same genes, making pockets of the population different from the rest.This mainly occurs in smaller populations so don't really affect larger ones.
These 5 ways to prevent evolution will always be broken, showing the number of interesting theories involved in evolution.I hope you enjoy this book like I did, and take out of it as much of the genetics you can understand on your own, like me.

3-0 out of 5 stars Only for beginners
Think of this as being a very basic high-school book. It is not bad but it only covers the most fundamental stuff. So, it does an OK job (but not great) of covering the basic vocabulary in genetics: allele, codon, DNA, gene, wild-type, etc. but it has nothing on many topics that are needed to understand modern genetics or the bioinformatics for genetics. If you need to know about SNPs, microarrays and gene expression methods you will need to supplement it with other sources. If you are trying to refresh your memory on that genetics class you had 20 years ago (like me) it is a good place to start but it is only a start.

I would give it 4 stars if the answer key at the back was 100% accurate but sadly it is not.
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18. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria (Snyder, Molecular Genetics of Bacteria)
by Larry Snyder, Wendy Champness
Hardcover: 735 Pages (2007-05-31)
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Asin: 1555813992
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This landmark volume provides the single most comprehensive and authoritative textbook on bacterial molecular genetics.Perfect for advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses, the text presents the latest research on the subject in a clearly written and well-illustrated style.It provides descriptive background information, detailed experimental methods, examples of genetic analyses, and advanced material relevant to current applications of molecular genetics.While providing a deep understanding of bacterial molecular genetics, the material is integrated with biochemical, genomic, and structural information to broaden understanding.

The approach centers on the most-studied bacteria, Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. In addition, examples from other bacteria with medical, ecological, or biotechnological significance are covered throughout the text.The material in each chapter has been substantially revised and rewritten and reflects exciting developments in the field of bacterial molecular genetics and its relationship to other fields, including genetics, biotechnology, and bioengineering.

Molecular Genetics of Bacteria, 3rd Edition is organized like the two previous editions. Each chapter contains a summary of main points, descriptions of significant experiments, a set of discussion questions and a problem set (with answers to both at the back of the book), and a list of suggested readings--all updated to reflect the most recent advances in the field.Additionally, text boxes present intriguing information on each topic without interrupting the continuity of the text.

This edition will be invaluable to anyone working in the fields of microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, bioengineering, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. It is also essential reading for scientists in all fields of biology, many of whom depend upon the information in this book.

New in the Third Edition
* Completely revised and updated material, incorporating the most recent advances in the field
* Introduces over 100 brand-new illustrations
* Offers a revised and expanded glossary containing approximately 1,000 entries ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Slow Shipping
The product I bought, when if finally came was in good shape.I have no complate about the condition the book was in when it finally came.However, it took nearly a month for the book to be shipped to me.

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4-0 out of 5 stars the book condition is excellent, but it took so long to get.
The book condiotion is very good. However, it took almost 1 month for the product to arrive. ... Read more

19. BRS Genetics (Board Review Series)
by Ronald W. Dudek
Paperback: 352 Pages (2009-04-27)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$29.97
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Asin: 0781799945
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Widely used by medical students studying for the USMLE Step 1, the Board Review Series (BRS) provides basic knowledge as it relates to clinical situations. BRS Genetics addresses a field that is increasingly taught in shorter courses. Chapters are written in an outline format and include pedagogical features such as bolded key words, tables, algorithms, and numerous illustrations, including a 16-page full-color insert. The book contains nearly 300 USMLE-style questions to help test students' memorization and mastery.

A companion Website includes a question bank as well as fully searchable text.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Genetics notes
A very short course in genetics. However, questions and problems for each chapter are very useful. ... Read more

20. Essential Genetics: A Genomics Perspective, Fifth Edition
by Daniel Hartl
Paperback: 600 Pages (2009-12-30)
list price: US$127.95 -- used & new: US$56.34
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Asin: 0763773646
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Updated to reflect the latest discoveries in the field, the Fifth Edition of Hartl's classic text provides an accessible, student-friendly introduction to contemporary genetics. Designed for the shorter, less comprehensive introductory course, Essential Genetics: A Genomic Perspective, Fifth Edition includes carefully chosen topics that provide a solid foundation to the basic understanding of gene mutation, expression, and regulation. New and updated sections on genetic analysis, molecular genetics, probability in genetics, and pathogenicity islands ensure that students are kept up-to-date on current key topics. The text also provides students with a sense of the social and historical context in which genetics has developed. The updated companion web site provides numerous study tools, such as animated flashcards, crosswords, practice quizzes and more! New and expanded end-of-chapter material allows for a mastery of key genetics concepts and is ideal for homework assignments and in-class discussion. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars very general!
This book did not go into the depth I was expecting in many areas and a lot if the information was irrelevant to my needs. ... Read more

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