With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare providers are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry.
This new edition of Genetics for Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students pursuing degrees in the sciences. It also provides science lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand information about this exciting and constantly evolving field. This edition includes recent developments and applications in the field of genetics, such as:
- Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing
- Precision medicine and pharmacogenetics
- Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks
- Ancestry testing
Featuring information on some of the hottest topics in genetics right now, this book makes it easier than ever to wrap your head around this fascinating subject.