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Genetics in Minutes

Tom Jackson
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Tom Jackson

Genetics in Minutes is your compact and accessible guide to the central concepts of the science of genetics, revealing how our genes shape our bodies and our lives, and how in turn we are beginning to shape them. Covering the basics of DNA, inheritance and evolution in animals, plants and humans alike - from the origins and development of life to the Human Genome and designer babies - this is the fastest, fullest path to understanding genetics. Contents include Genes, DNA, Natural selection, Darwinism, Stem cell and gene therapies, Evo-devo, Epigenetics, Cloning, Genetic engineering and Artificial life, as well as biology basics such as the Processes of life, Cells, Sex, Classification and Ecology.

Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts is an anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, anthropologist, television presenter, author and professor at the University of Birmingham. She has presented The Incredible Human Journey and Coast on BBC 2, Inside Science on Radio 4 and appeared as an expert on Time Team on Channel 4. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.

Alok Jha

Alok Jha is a science journalist based in London. He has worked as a science correspondent for the Guardian and ITN, and made science programmes for BBC TV and radio

Douglas Palmer

Douglas Palmer is a lecturer in Natural and Earth Sciences at Cambridge University and a science writer. He is the author of The Discovery Channel's Prehistoric Atlas of the World, and the principal editor of DK's Earth. He is also a regular contributor to a variety of journals including The Guardian, Science, Nature and New Scientist.

Dr Sarah Brewer

Dr. Sarah Brewer qualified as a doctor from Cambridge University, specializing in general practice and sexual health. She writes regularly for a variety of newspapers and magazines, taking a holistic approach that includes complementary medicine and nutritional supplements. She is the author of over 40 popular self-help books and was voted Health Journalist of the Year 2002. Sarah is currently completing a masters degree in nutritional medicine.

Gemma Lavender

Gemma Lavender is editor of All About Space magazine and writes for Astronomy Now and Physics World magazines. She has worked for Scientific Reports and the Institute of Physics and holds a Master of Physics.

Giles Sparrow

Giles Sparrow studied Astronomy at University College London, and works as an editor specializing in popular science. He is the author of - amongst other books - The Genius Test, The Universe and How To See It, The Stargazer's Handbook and Hubble: Window on the Universe and was a major contributor to Dorling Kindersley's Universe.

Hazel Muir

Hazel Muir is a freelance science writer for magazines including BBC Sky at Night and New Scientist, where she worked as a staff editor/writer from 1994 to 2008.

Ian Leslie

Ian Leslie lives in London, combining careers in advertising and writing. His first book, To Be President (Politicos, 2008), was described by Adam Boulton as 'brilliantly capturing the drama and emotion of Obama's successful run for the White House' and was extracted by Granta. He regularly appears as an analyst of American politics on Sky and the BBC. He has written about politics, culture, marketing, and psychology for Prospect, the Guardian and The Times.

Jeannette Hyde

Jeannette Hyde is a London-based Registered Nutritional Therapist (BSc mBANT, CNHC) who specialises in helping people lose weight, improve digestive symptoms, as well as their skin, mood, memory and immune system, through her innovative gut diet approach. She is author of The Gut Makeover, and The Gut Makeover Recipe Book, which were published in 2016 and have reached thousands of people in the UK with transformational health for many. She practises nutritional therapy one-to-one, in groups, and on her popular retreats. She is a regular speaker on BBC and has featured in The Times, the Daily Telegraph and numerous magazines and web sites. She is involved in gut-brain research with St Mary's University in London. Before transitioning to the world of health ten years ago, Jeannette was a journalist working across British newspapers and magazines. She is married to German designer Markus, and they have two teenage children Hanna and Max. They live on an island in the middle of the river Thames in London. www.jeannettehyde.com

Joanne Baker

Joanne Baker studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge and took her PhD at the University of Sydney in 1995. She is a physical science editor at Science magazine, where her speciality is space and earth science.

John Clancy

John Clancy is a Senior Lecturer in Physiology Applied to Health at the School of Nursing and Midwifery at UEA, Norwich. John has 30 years experience of lecturing and examining on the human body. Since 1995 he has published 5 textbooks, 4 chapters in national and international renowned textbooks, and over 40 articles in British Nursing Journals on the human body in health and illness.

Mary Dobson

Mary Dobson is an historian of medicine and an expert in the history of tropical and infectious diseases. She is the author of numerous books and articles ranging from academic titles to popular science and history, including Disease: The Extraordinary Stories Behind History's Deadliest Killers (Quercus). She has held a number of prestigious Research Fellowships and was Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

Max Brockman

Max Brockman is a literary agent at Brockman, Inc., which represents Jared Diamond, Nassim Taleb, Richard Dawkins, and Steven Pinker, among others. He also works with the Edge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit foundation that publishes the Edge newsletter (http://www.edge.org) and is a beacon for scientific research and popularization. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, he lives in New York City.

Moheb Costandi

Moheb Costandi is a molecular and developmental neurobiologist turned science writer. He writes for the Guardian and Scientific American, and is the author of the weblog Neurophilosophy. He is based in London.

Ole Thorstensen

Ole Thorstensen was born in Arendal, Norway, and makes his debut as an author with a story about work and identity and a tribute to manual labour. Thorstensen was raised on Tromøy, an island with five thousand inhabitants. He is a trained carpenter, and has worked for twenty-five years in the construction industry. He now lives in Eidsvoll, six miles north of Oslo.

Piers Bizony

Piers Bizony is an internationally successful writer on science and film. He is a regular contributor to Focus magazine, The Independent and Wired. His previous books include the bestselling 2001: Filming the Future; Island in the Sky: Building the International Space Station; The Rivers of Mars; Starman: The Truth Behind the Legend of Yuri Gagarin and Digital Domain.

Rita Carter

Rita Carter is a renowned science writer who has twice been awarded the Medical Journalists' Association prize for outstanding contributions to medical journalism. She is the author of Mapping the Mind and The People You Are and has been shortlisted for the Rhone-Poulenc Prize for Science Books. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of consciousness and behaviour at seminars and conferences worldwide.

Sam Guglani

Sam Guglani is a doctor and writer. He completed his Masters in Creative Writing at Oxford, his poems have won prizes and he writes for The Lancet. In 2009 he founded Medicine Unboxed, an event series bringing together medicine and the arts, which he directs and curates every year. He is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in Cheltenham.

Sarah Brewer

Dr. Sarah Brewer is a recognised expert on sensible supplementation and a respected health journalist. She is the author of over 30 popular health books.