Chapter 1Overview of GeneticsChapter 2CellsChapter 3 Meiosis and DevelopmentChapter 4 Single Gene InheritanceChapter 5Beyond Mendel's LawsChapter 6Matters of SexChapter 7 Multifactorial TraitsChapter 8The Genetics of BehaviorChapter 9DNA Structure and ReplicationChapter 10 Gene Action: From DNA to ProteinChapter 11Control of Gene Expression and Genome ArchitectureChapter 12Gene MutationChapter 13ChromosomesChapter 14When Allele Frequencies Stay ConstantChapter 15Changing Allele FrequenciesChapter 16 Human Ancestry and EugenicsChapter 17Genetics of ImmunityChapter 18The Genetics of CancerChapter 19Genetic Technologies: Amplifying, Modifying, and Monitoring DNAChapter 20Genetic Testing and TreatmentChapter 21Reproductive TechnologiesChapter 22Genomics
Ricki Lewiss career communicating science began with earning a Ph.D. in Genetics from Indiana University in 1980. It quickly blossomed into writing for newspapers and magazines and writing the introductory textbook Life. Since then, she has taught a variety of life science courses and has authored the textbook Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications and books about gene therapy, stem cells, and scientific discovery. She is a genetic counselor for a large medical practice, teaches a graduate online course in "Genethics" at Albany Medical College, and writes for Medscape Medical News, Genetic Literacy Project, Rare Disease Report, and medical journals. Ricki also writes the popular DNA Science blog at Public Library of Science and is a frequent public speaker.