Accurate and updated: Cutting-edge scientific coverage is incorporated throughout the book. Dr. Lewis' experience as a scientific journalist enables her to keep current with breaking topics in genetics, giving students the most up-to-date human genetics text on the market. Clear human focus: Compelling, human interest examples from the author's extensive experience as a genetic counselor and hospice volunteer keep students interested in the narrative through stories about real people dealing with real genetic issues. Case studies at the beginning of each chapter and Reading boxes provide students with real-life applications of the concepts to be discussed in the chapter. Individuals tell of their experience with genetic conditions through In Their Own Words essays. Bioethics: Choices for the Future Boxes, found at the ends of appropriate chapters, encourage students to ask difficult questions of themselves, and to predict how the new science of genetics might impact their lives.
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