9 edition of Genes & DNA found in the catalog.
|Other titles||Genes and DNA.|
|Statement||Richard Walker ; foreword by Steve Jones.|
|LC Classifications||QH437.5 .W34 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||63 p. :|
|Number of Pages||63|
|LC Control Number||2004269108|
The book begins by introducing the reader to a fantastic possibility - that humanity may be on the verge of a major shift in consciousness rooted in a new understanding of how our DNA operates - namely that it is programmed directly by the way we think and feel. This is a highly ambitious and sophisticated system for shaping one's destiny.5/5(2). This fascinating introduction explores every aspect of a vital subject. It takes you deep inside a cell to see where genes are found and goes behind the headlines to explain cloning, gene therapy, the human genome, DNA testing, GM foods, genetic engineering and much more. Stunning 3D artwork shows exactly how gene science works and clear, friendly text and simple, step-by-step diagrams provide.
The technologies of recombinant DNA, emerging in the early s, allowed geneticists to take DNA from different species, engineer new genes and produce lots of “clones” of the new entity. Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology -- gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, Dna testing, and genetic engineering -- as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists, discusses classical and molecular genetics, quantitative and population genetics -- including cloning and genetic diseases -- and the many applications of genetics Reviews:
From DNA. In order to understand how genes work in the brain, we have to understand how genes make proteins. This begins with DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA is a long molecule packaged into structures called chromosomes. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, including a single pair of sex chromosomes (XX in females and XY in males). A gene is the basic physical and functional unit of heredity. Genes are made up of DNA. Some genes act as instructions to make molecules called proteins. However, many genes do not code for humans, genes vary in size from a few hundred DNA bases to more than 2 million bases.
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Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology―gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, DNA testing, and genetic engineering―as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists, discusses classical and molecular genetics, quantitative and population genetics―including cloning and genetic diseases―and the many applications of genetics Cited by: 5.
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KFK Genes & DNA explores the intricate mysteries of this exciting science. From the basics of genes and their function as the code for life, through variations in families and inheritance, to the wide-ranging applications of DNA technology, find out how genes and DNA work/5.
The fundamentals of mutation, genetic linkage, and the relationships between genes and chromosomes were largely established by experiments performed with the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila can be easily maintained in the laboratory, and they reproduce about every two weeks, which is a considerable advantage for genetic experiments.
Indeed, these features continue to make Author: Geoffrey M Cooper. However, the precise definition of the gene is still developing. According to the classical textbooks in molecular biology, a gene is a segment of a DNA sequence corresponding to a single protein or to a single catalytic and structural RNA molecule (Alberts et al.
What is DNA. It's a history book - a narrative of the journey of our species through time. It's a shop manual, with an incredibly detailed blueprint DNA and gene functions. Investigating interactions between DNA sequences, gene products, and environmental factors.
Comparing the genomes of. Gene definition is - a specific sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that is located usually on a chromosome and that is the functional unit of inheritance controlling the transmission and expression of one or more traits by specifying the structure of a particular polypeptide and especially a protein or controlling the function of other genetic material.
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were looking to study a remarkable human’s DNA. The God gene hypothesis proposes that human spirituality is influenced by heredity and that a specific gene, called vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2), predisposes humans towards spiritual or mystic experiences.
The idea has been proposed by geneticist Dean Hamer in the book called The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes. The God gene hypothesis is based on a. “The Gene: An Intimate History” is a major new four-hour documentary from Ken Burns and Barak Goodman, adapted from the award-winning book of the same name by Dr.
Siddhartha Mukherjee. Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and variation in living is generally considered a field of biology, but it intersects frequently with many of the life sciences and is strongly linked with the study of information systems. See also Science. The New Genetics is a science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.
Please note the publication date of this resource. There may be more recent developments that are not captured here. We are working to update our science education content and encourage you to check. A gene is a how-to book for making one product—a protein. Proteins perform most life functions, and make up almost all cellular structures.
Genes control everything from hair color to blood Author: Corey Binns. Get this from a library. Genes & DNA reference book. [Anna Claybourne; Stephen Moncrieff; Michael J Reiss; Felicity Brooks; Laura Parker; Carrie A Seay] -- This book takes you deep inside a cell to see where genes are found and goes behind the headlines to explain cloning, gene therapy, the human genome, DNA testing, GM foods, genetic engineering and.
To reflect these advances, in this new edition of Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis: An Introduction I have completely remodelled the chapter on DNA sequencing to give the new ‘next-generation’ methods equal prominence alongside the traditional approaches to DNA sequencing, and also to modernize the description of the ways in which genome.
As revealed in the bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this is a tale of a poor black tobacco farmer who never consented to having her. In biology, a gene is a sequence of nucleotides in DNA or RNA that encodes the synthesis of a gene product, either RNA or protein.
During gene expression, the DNA is first copied into RNA can be directly functional or be the intermediate template for a protein that performs a function. The transmission of genes to an organism's offspring is the basis of the inheritance of phenotypic. 24 Lectures 1 Our Inheritance 2 Mendel and Genes 3 Genes and Chromosomes 4 The Search for the Gene—DNA 5 DNA Structure and Replication 6 DNA Expression in Proteins 7 Genes, Enzymes, and Metabolism 8 From DNA to Protein 9 Genomes 10 Manipulating Genes—Recombinant DNA 11 Isolating Genes and DNA 12 Biotechnology—Genetic Engineering Get this from a library.
Genes & DNA. [Richard Walker; Steve Jones] -- Presents an illustrated introduction to the science of genetics and DNA, explaining what they are and their function in the human body, and looking at the significance of advances in genetic.
A genome project is a research effort to sequence the DNA and identify the genes that belong to an organism. Sequencing the DNA means figuring out the sequence of the bases, or building blocks, in the DNA.
If we think about the genome as a recipe book, DNA sequencing is figuring out the order of the letters in that recipe book. 60 years of DNA The simple story we're told about how genes are the 'blueprint' or 'book' of life is "misleading" and "distorted". That's the provocative view of science writer Phillip Ball who.
Genes & DNA (Kingfisher Knowledge) by Richard Walker. This is a nice encyclopedic overview of Genes and DNA for children. Have a Nice DNA by Fran Balkwill.
This book provides cute illustrations and friendly text for children to learn about DNA.