The explosion of the field of genetics over the last decade, with new technologies that have stimulated research, suggests that a new reference work is needed to keep pace with this fast-moving, interdisciplinary field. Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd Edition, builds on the first edition by addressing many of the key subfields of genetics that were in their infancy when the first edition was published. The accessibility of content is unrivalled, making this work useful for scientists and non-scientists. Featuring relatively short entries written by experts, Brenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics offers an effective way to quickly learn about any aspect of genetics, from abortive transduction to zygotes. Adding to its utility, the work provides brief entries that define key terms and a guide to additional reading and relevant websites. Many of the entries include figures to explain difficult concepts. Key terms in biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology are also included. There are also entries that describe historical figures in genetics, providing insights into their careers and discoveries. Expands the first edition 25%, with 1600+ articles. Thoroughly up-to-date, with many new topics and subfields that were in their infancy or not in existence at the time of the first edition.