New edition just published! Order from publisher or Amazon


Tags

Glenn Nichols, surrounded by his hospice team. The author is in yellow.

Genetic Linkage

A Living Blood Vessel "Stamp"

December 16, 2011

Tags: blood vessel, tissue engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Hyunjoon Kong, Ricki Lewis

I still marvel at the interface between a tissue and an organ, even after a quarter century of writing college biology textbooks.

I can easily envision a sheet of epithelium folding itself up into the tiny tube of a capillary. But how do only four basic tissue types connect and contort to fashion such (more…)

instruction
Project to engage students in helping families with rare genetic diseases
Book Club Reader's Guide
Many challenging questions to stimulate thought and discussion.
Instructor's Guide
38 discussion questions to get students thinking and talking about gene therapy, including the science, ethical issues, and the drug approval process.
Narrative science
The Forever Fix is the uplifting true story of 8-year-old Corey Haas, who was cured of hereditary blindness just 4 days after gene therapy.
College Textbooks
A spectacularly-illustrated, clearly written human anatomy and physiology textbook, used in pre-health profession programs throughout the U.S.
A highly engaging, clearly written, beautifully illustrated introduction to the science of human genetics for the non-scientist. Now in its 11th edition, 12th to be published in September 2018.
Nonfiction
An ideal starting point for anyone who wants to know more about genes, DNA, genomes, and the genetic ties that bind us all.

Quick Links