With genetics and genetic engineering receiving almost daily coverage in the media, this book is an introduction for general readers who wish to know more about a science that is changing our world. Starting with the history of genetics, from primitive breeding programmes to Mendel's Law, and moving on to a full explanation of genetics and its role in our future, this is a comprehensive survey of genetics past, present and future.
"Written in an accessible way, with a most interesting discussion of the field developed throughout history. There are wonderful and eclectic references to literature and the mythologies of ancient cultures."
"What will make this book so interesting to the general reader is its emphasis on the societal and historical context of each concept discussed. All in all, an excellent resource. Highly recommended!"