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June 1965

Human Genetics.

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McGill University Montreal 2 Canada

 

Foundations of Modern Genetics Series. By Victor A. McKusick. Price, $2.95 (paper), $4.95 (cloth). Pp 148, with illustrations. Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632, 1964.

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(6):589-590. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020591026

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Abstract

This little volume is one of the Prentice-Hall Foundations of Modern Genetics series which also includes volumes on Gene Action, Developmental Genetics, Population Genetics and Evolution, the Mechanics of Inheritance, and Cytogenetics, as well as on Agricultural Genetics and Extrachromosomal Inheritance. The series is intended for college courses, and the division into short volumes "makes possible stimulating, selective treatment of the various aspects of genetics at the intermediate level," with room for choice of emphasis according to the orientation of the course. Thus the Human Genetics volume presupposes familiarity with the basic facts and principles of such topics as mitosis and meiosis, the chemical basis of inheritance and the mendelian laws, and deals specifically with genetic knowledge as it applies to man.

Concisely written, and liberally illustrated with examples drawn from clinical medicine, it touches on the chromosomes of man and their abnormalities, the segregation patterns of genes in human

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