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A conceptual approach to success in genetics

With Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Ben Pierce brings a master teacher’s experiences to the introductory genetics textbook, clarifying this complex subject by focusing on the big picture of genetics concepts and how those concepts connect to one another. The new 7th edition continues this mission by expanding upon the powerful pedagogy and tools that have made this title so successful. New question types, more learning guidelines for students, and an updated art program round out a powerful text.

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach is now supported in Achieve, Macmillan’s new online learning platform. Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for biology students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.

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Genetics: A Conceptual Approach is now supported in Achieve, Macmillan’s new online learning platform. Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for biology students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.

Achieve supports educators and students throughout the full range of instruction, including
assets suitable for pre-class preparation, in-class active learning, and post-class study and
assessment. The pairing of a powerful new platform with outstanding content provides an unrivaled learning experience.

Achieve features:

  • Achieve combines acclaimed automatically graded online homework with a powerful e-book and an extensive suite of engaging multimedia learning resources. Problems feature hints for when students get stuck, answer-specific feedback to help them learn from their mistakes, and solutions to reinforce what they’ve learned.
  • LearningCurve: Adaptive quizzing to get students prepared for class.
  • Tutorial-style questions that walk students step by step through a problem
  • Reading Quizzes to engage students as they prepare for class
  • Nature articles (with assessment questions) embedded at key points in the text
  • Problem Solving Videos - that demonstrates how to solve problems that mirror ones that appear in the EOC problem set
  • VitalSource etext (can be accessed on- and off-line)
  • Math readiness assignment - to help students brush up on key math and stats skills needed to be successful in genetics

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach provides students with a strong foundation upon which to build their conceptual understanding of the field of genetics.

  • Conceptual Framework
    • Student-friendly writing style
    • Chapter opening stories to capture student interest
    • Concepts, Concepts Checks, Connecting Concepts, Chapter Summary
    • Learning Outcomes (new)
  • Art and Media
    • The art program has been revised to be more modern looking and more understandable for students.
    • Animations (with assessment questions) are based on figures in the text and are included in Achieve.
  • Powerful Assessment
    • Connecting Questions (NEW) help students synthesize concepts from different chapters to understand the big picture. These new questions ensure that students get a bigger picture of the science of genetics and, much like real geneticists, learn to use information from different disciplines in genetics in problem-solving.
    • Concept Mapping Questions available in the book and in Achieve ask students to build a visual representation of a topic.
    • Worked Problems teach students a methodical approach to build the skills they need to become proficient problem solvers.
    • End-of-chapter questions written by Ben Pierce are well aligned to the teaching method of the text and are organized by level of rigor.
  • Support for Active Learning
    • Active Learning Hub (NEW) with in class activities is now in Achieve. It contains powerpoints and worksheets to help you easily implement more active learning in your classroom.
    • Think-Pair-Share exercises encourage students to work, and learn in groups.
    • Model Genetic Organisms Appendix to familiarize students with the kinds of organisms used in genetic research
(Video) Gen311 Video 4 Prokaryotic Replication

New to This Edition

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach is now supported in Achieve, Macmillan’s new online learning platform. Achieve is the culmination of years of development work put toward creating the most powerful online learning tool for biology students. It houses all of our renowned assessments, multimedia assets, e-books, and instructor resources in a powerful new platform.


Connecting Problems allow students to connect concepts across chapters. These questions ask students to integrate what they have learned over several chapters, and to apply what they learned to problem solving.

Concept Mapping Exercises help students conceptually map out topics within a chapter. The exercises ask students to map out concepts discussed in the chapter, including key terms and describing how they are connected. Creating connections between concepts and ideas is critically important for effective learning. These new concept mapping exercises are designed to help students build understanding of the relationships among important concepts and terms by creating a visual map that depicts these relationships. These problems can be assigned as homework, or students can work on them in groups, allowing them to discuss how to organize the concepts in a map.


End-of-chapter Learning Objectives help frame the concepts covered in each section. A set of Learning Objectives, one for each A-head (followed by key concepts for that A-head), helps students identify the main learning goals for each chapter.

Genetics: A Conceptual Approach continues to stay on the cutting edge of genetics discoveries:

  1. More content on CRISPR-Cas9
  2. Updated biotechnology and genomics and proteomics techniques (and pared-back coverage of outdated techniques)
  3. Revised organization of chapter on epigenetics
  4. Revised chapter on evolution
  5. Updated medical examples

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Genetics
2. Chromosomes and Cellular Reproduction
3. Basic Principles of Heredity
4. Sex Determination and Sex-Linked Characteristics
5. Extensions and Modifications of Basic Principles
6. Pedigree Analysis, Applications, and Genetic Testing
7. Linkage, Recombination, and Eukaryotic Gene Mapping
8. Chromosome Variation
9. Bacterial and Viral Genetic Systems
10. DNA: The Chemical Nature of the Gene
11. Chromosome Structure and Organelle DNA
12. DNA Replication and Recombination
13. Transcription
14. RNA Molecules and RNA Processing
15. The Genetic Code and Translation
16. Control of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
17. Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes
18. Gene Mutations and DNA Repair
19. Molecular Genetic Analysis and Biotechnology
20. Genomics and Proteomics
21. Epigenetics
22. Developmental Genetics and Immunogenetics
23. Cancer Genetics
24. Quantitative Genetics
25. Population Genetics
26. Evolutionary Genetics

Reference Guide to Model Genetic Organisms

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Benjamin Pierce is Professor of Biology and holder of the Lillian Nelson Pratt Chair at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he teaches courses in genetics and evolution. He previously taught at Connecticut College and Baylor University. Ben is a population geneticist who conducts ecological and evolutionary research on amphibians. He has authored a number of articles in research journals and several books, including The Family Genetics Sourcebook, Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, Genetics Essentials: Concepts and Connections, and Transmission and Population Genetics: A Short Course. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi and is a fellow of the Texas Academy of Science. He has received grants from the Natural Science Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the 3M Foundation, the National Park Service, the Williamson County Conservation Foundation, and the National Geographic Society.

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