Genetic testing, DNA fingerprinting, and cloning – explained in plain English! Over 140,000 people are enrolled in life sciences degree programs, and millions more are intrigued by the recent decoding of the human genome and the role of DNA in forensic investigations. This plain-English guide helps students and interested adults get up to speed on genetics fundamentals. From dominant and recessive inherited traits to the DNA double-helix and genes identified with specific diseases, the book explains genetics in terms that anyone can understand – and shows how people are applying today’s genetic science to fight disease, develop new agricultural products, solve crimes…and clone cats. Tara Rodden Robinson, PhD (Corvallis, OR), completed a postdoctorate fellowship in genetics at Auburn University, and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.