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Published: 25 September 2014

136 Pages | Approx 18 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199676507

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Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Jonathan Slack

Very Short Introductions

  • Explains the background to the first concept of the gene
  • Looks at the nature of genetic variation in human populations
  • Explains how DNA can be used to trace human ancestry and migration throughout history
  • Considers the use of genetics in forensic science
  • Discusses some of the controversial issues surrounding the use of genes in various contexts
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide