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Author Interview: Whitney Stewart and Hans Andersson, authors of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery The Lerner Podcast

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Today on the Lerner Podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Whitney Stewart, a science author, and Hans Andersson, a clinical geneticist, who together wrote Genomics. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the field of genetic studies has transitioned into an era of discovery. Whitney and Hans explore the scientific breakthroughs in genetic research that currently inform our understanding of ancestry, inheritance, epigenetics, health, and medicine. Through fascinating case studies, the authors explain how DNA mutations pass from parents to children and how genetic disorders affect real people’s well-being. The authors’ case-based approach makes this topic accessible to readers and encourages student interest in the burgeoning fields of genomics research and healthcare. Praise for Genomics "An excellent bridge between real-world technology applications of biotechnology and what students learn in their biology classrooms."—starred, School Library Journal "High-quality, curiosity-sparking brain fuel."—Kirkus Reviews "A clear, understandable, and well-sourced look at how advances in genomic medicine alter the treatment of diseases, with thought-provoking ideas to consider regarding the ethics of human genetic modification."—Booklist You can find Whitney online at her website, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Music credits "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Today on the Lerner Podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Whitney Stewart, a science author, and Hans Andersson, a clinical geneticist, who together wrote Genomics. Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, the field of genetic studies has transitioned into an era of discovery. Whitney and Hans explore the scientific breakthroughs in genetic research that currently inform our understanding of ancestry, inheritance, epigenetics, health, and medicine. Through fascinating case studies, the authors explain how DNA mutations pass from parents to children and how genetic disorders affect real people’s well-being. The authors’ case-based approach makes this topic accessible to readers and encourages student interest in the burgeoning fields of genomics research and healthcare. Praise for Genomics "An excellent bridge between real-world technology applications of biotechnology and what students learn in their biology classrooms."—starred, School Library Journal "High-quality, curiosity-sparking brain fuel."—Kirkus Reviews "A clear, understandable, and well-sourced look at how advances in genomic medicine alter the treatment of diseases, with thought-provoking ideas to consider regarding the ethics of human genetic modification."—Booklist You can find Whitney online at her website, or on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Music credits "Farm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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