Introduction to the principles of molecular genetics. The focus lies on the application of new techniques in medical genetics and in genetic counseling. Furthermore, subject matters such as population genetics, mutations, imprinting, blood group systems and appearance of tumors will be discussed. Subject matters in the last section include principles of genetic counseling and prenatal diagnostics, biopsy of chorionic villi, amniocentesis (fetal blood sampling). Reasons for seeking genetic counseling, effects of damaging to the fetus, risk calculation, consanguinity, genetics of behavior, and many examples derived from findings in research on twins and the genetic trees of trait bearers. New, extraordinarily high-quality images facilitate visual instruction, while detailed accompanying texts place this series at the highest level of modern teaching standards.
Computer and processor: 500-megahertz x86 or x64 processor
Operating system: Windows 95 and above
RAM: 16 MB RAM
Display: 1024 x 768 pixels
Can also run on PowerMac G4 and above with the help of emulation software.