What is the genetic basis of color blindness? How can genetics be used to analyze the Black Death? Genetic concepts influence the lives of every organism on the planet, and humans are no exception. The Human Angle panels explore a range of intriguing questions about the impact of genetics on humans.

The everyday applications and benefits of learning about genetics

Prologue: Five Great Ideas

Chapter 1: Evolution, Genomes and Genetics
Chapter 2: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
Chapter 3: Genome Organization, Structure, and Variation
Chapter 4: Descent with Modification: DNA Replication and Mutation

A Human Angle: Telomeres

A Human Angle: Analyzing the Black Death by Phylogenetics

Chapter 5: Basic Principles of Single Gene Inheritance
Chapter 6: The Cellular Basis for Mendelian Genetics: Mitosis and Meiosis
Chapter 7: X-linked Genes and Sex Chromosomes

A Human Angle: How Do Organisms Count X Chromosomes?

A Human Angle: Sry, Testis Determining Factor and Sex Determination in Mammals

A Human Angle: X-chromosome Inactivation and Xist

Chapter 8: The Inheritance of Multiple Genes

A Human Angle: ABO Blood Types

Chapter 9: The Location of Genes on Chromosomes: Linkage and Genetic Maps

A Human Angle: Red-Green Colorblindness

Chapter 10: Human Genetic Mapping, GWA Studies and Complex Traits

A Human Angle: Exome Sequencing

Chapter 11: Exchange and Evolution
Chapter 12: Transcription: Reading and Expressing Genes

A Human Angle: Toadstools in the Way of Transcription

Chapter 13: Translation: From Nucleic Acids to Amino Acids
Chapter 14: Networks of Gene Regulation
Chapter 15: Genetic Analysis of Cellular Processes
Chapter 16: The Genetics of Populations

A Human Angle: Tracking Migration with Mitochondrial and Y-chromosome DNA

A Human Angle: The Sickle Cell Trait: Heterozygote Advantage

Chapter 17: Metagenomics: Genomes of Communities

A Human Angle: Transplanting Microbiomes

A Human Angle: Ancient Metagenomes