Genes and DNA A Beginner's Guide to Genetics and Its Applications

ISBN-10: 0231130139
ISBN-13: 9780231130134
Edition: 2004
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/7/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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 to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing. With minimal technical terminology and jargon, Genes and DNA facilitates conceptual understanding. Eschewing the organization of traditional genetics texts, the authors have provided an organic progression of information: topics are introduced as needed, within a broader framework that makes them meaningful for nonbiologists. The book encourages the reader to think independently, always stressing scientific background and current facts.

Charlotte K. Omoto is professor of cell biology and genetics in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. Paul F. Lurquin is professor of genetics in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He is the author of The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants; High Tech Harvest: Understanding Genetically Modified Food Plants;and Origins of Life and the Universe.

Preface: Why Is Genetics Important?
What Are Genes?
Try This at Home: Extract DNA from Vegetables in Your Kitchen
Inheritance of Single-Gene Traits
Mendelian Traits in Humans Try This at Home: Pedigree Game
From Genes to Phenotype Try This at Home: DNA Replication, Transcription, and Translation Game
Using Bacteria as Protein Factories
Genetically Modified Plants
When Things Go Wrong
Mutagens, Teratogens, and Human Reproduction
Linkage and Mapping: Gene Discovery
Try This at Home: Independent Assortment of Chromosomes and the Making of a Unique Individual
Try This at Home: Explore Genetics Databases
Genetics of Populations and Genetic Testing
Survival of the Fittest?
Try This at Home: Demonstrations of the Effects of Small Population Size
Nature Versus Nurture
Genetically Modified Animals and the Applications of Gene Technology for Humans
Internet Resources
Glossary of Scientific Names of Organisms
Glossary of Human Genetic Diseases
Glossary of Terms

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