Next stage in the evolution of genetics textbook published

Posted by uatemp13 at Jul 26, 2013 03:55 PM |
Second Edition of ‘Human Evolutionary Genetics’ by University of Leicester geneticists is now available

Publisher Garland Science has announced a new edition of the highly-regarded Human Evolutionary Genetics, co-authored by Professor Mark Jobling and Dr Ed Hollox from our Department of Genetics.

This Second Edition has been completely revised to cover the rapid advances in the field since the First Edition, originally published in 2003.

Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, it is the only textbook to integrate genetic, archaeological, and linguistic perspectives on human evolution, as well as offering a genomic view, designed to reflect the shift of studies of specific regions of the genome towards a more comprehensive genome-wide analyses of human genetic diversity.

Among the other authors is Matthew Hurles, a former University of Leicester PhD student who has gone on to be a Senior Investigator at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton.

Human Evolutionary Genetics is suitable for all students with an interest in Genetics, Evolution, and Anthropology.  The book covers new discoveries in the understanding of human evolution that have come about from genetics and genomics, including the sequences of the genomes of our extinct relatives like Neanderthals, global studies of human diversity, new understanding of human adaptation to diet and climate, and personal genomics.

The new edition is now in complete colour, and is available to purchase from the University Bookshop and the publisher's website.