The problems of genetics require statistical analysis. However, it is not enough to know how to conduct a statistical analysis to do a good job of solving genetic problems. A Primer of Statistical Genetics introduces statistical genetics with an emphasis on the basic concepts and principles unique to the genetics context. To bridge the novice to the more advanced books, the author also emphasizes the nature of the problems through real case studies, but not at the cost of statistical rigor, so readers will develop better comprehension and appreciation for how real problems are solved. The book highlights study design issues and an understanding of genetic data.