As genetic issues play a growing role in health practice and public policy, new knowledge in this field will continue to have significant implications for individuals and society. Written to communicate sound and modern science in an accessible way for professionals and students with various levels of scientific background, this thoroughly revised edition of The Human Genome contributes to creating a genetically literate research and clinical population. With case studies and introductory vignettes which illustrate a wide range of perspectives on complex topics in genetics and updated material on the latest research on disease-specific topics, this book serves as a valuable resource for students and working professionals alike. Full-color illustrations enhance and reinforce key concepts and themes. Chapters include interest boxes that focus on human health and disease, chapter-opening case studies, and concept statements to engage non-specialist readers. Companion website includes self tests, electronic artwork, and a guide to additional web resources to meet the developing needs of health care professionals and researchers.