Genetics 101
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Genetics 101

From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

Beth Skwarecki

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Genetics 101

From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

Beth Skwarecki

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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.

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Publisher
Adams Media
Year
2018
ISBN
9781507207659

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Actin, 31, 36
Adaptation, 190–92, 235
Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), 21, 119, 123
Alcohol, building, 16
Alcohol, drinking, 201–2
Alleles, 107–15, 124–27, 235
Alternative splicing, 35, 235
Amino acids, 19, 38–42, 48, 50, 55, 235
Amylases, 38
Ancestors
chromosomes and, 169–72
DNA and, 169–77
family trees and, 10, 124–32, 183–87, 210
mitochondrial ancestry, 170–71
relating to, 178–82
Ancestry services, 169–72
Antibiotic resistance, 64, 188, 204–9
Antibiotics, 64, 188, 204–9, 235
Apoptosis, 196, 235
Archaea, 62–63, 184, 187, 225
Atoms
carbon atoms, 16–18, 26, 39, 138
definition of, 235
explanation of, 16–19
hydrogen atoms, 16–18, 39, 138
nitrogen atoms, 17–18, 22, 39
oxygen atoms, 16–18, 21, 33, 39
phosphorus atoms, 17, 21
sulfur atoms, 17
Autosomal inheritance patterns, 1...

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