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Genes : a very short introduction / Jonathan Slack.

  • Slack, J. M. W. (Jonathan Michael Wyndham), 1949-
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About this work


"In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathan Slack looks at the concept of the gene, exploring the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and development. He considers genetic mutations and disease, and looks at genetic heritability, from height to the controversial topic of intelligence. Explaining the nature of genetic variation in human populations, he highlights how genes can be used to trace human ancestry and ancient migrations."--From jacket.


Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Physical description

xiv, 120 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.


First edition.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-115) and index.


Genes before 1944 -- Genes as DNA -- Mutations and gene variants -- Genes as markers -- Genes of small effect -- Genes in evolution -- Conclusion : the varied concepts of the gene.


  • English

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    Medical Collection
    QU450 2014S63g
    Open shelves

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  • 9780199676507
  • 019967650X