12th edition of my human genetics textbook


Tags

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

Archives

Genetic Linkage

A New Goal for Gene Therapy: Pet Contraception

June 1, 2018

Tags: pet contraception

Each year in the U.S. 1.4 million cats and 1.2 million dogs are euthanized to control their numbers, yet the stray population is many times larger Ė despite the fact that spaying or neutering is a rite of passage when adopting a kitten or puppy. Surgical contraception works, but is painful, invasive, and includes the risk of anesthesia.

Might gene therapy provide a one-time, far less invasive way to ensure that cats and dogs do not beget kittens and puppies? Thatís one of the goals of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs. Iíll be speaking at their annual meeting in July, although Iíll admit that using gene therapy for pet contraception is a new idea for me. (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