The language of genetics can often appear bewildering when you encounter it for the first time. Communicating genetics panels are written to help you avoid confusion, and master the terminology and notation that is used to communicate genetic ideas and concepts to others.

Prologue: Five Great Ideas

Chapter 1: Evolution, Genomes and Genetics

Communicating Genetics: Conventions with Gene and Protein Names

Chapter 2: The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology

Communicating Genetics: Sequence Shorthand

Chapter 3: Genome Organization, Structure, and Variation
Chapter 4: Descent with Modification: DNA Replication and Mutation
Chapter 5: Basic Principles of Single Gene Inheritance

Communicating Genetics: Genetic Notation and Definitions

Chapter 6: The Cellular Basis for Mendelian Genetics: Mitosis and Meiosis
Chapter 7: X-linked Genes and Sex Chromosomes

Communicating Genetics: Pedigree Analysis for X-linked Genes

Communicating Genetics: Gene names are usually, but not always, based on mutant phenotypes

Chapter 8: The Inheritance of Multiple Genes
Chapter 9: The Location of Genes on Chromosomes: Linkage and Genetic Maps
Chapter 10: Human Genetic Mapping, GWA Studies and Complex Traits

Communicating Genetics: Displaying Haplotypes as Pie Charts

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

Communicating Genetics: Drawing Genes

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

Communicating Genetics: Depicting Haplotype Frequency

Chapter 17: Metagenomics: Genomes of Communities

Communicating Genetics: Is the word ‘microbiome’ a ‘biome’ word or an ‘..omics’ word?