Century of the Gene

ISBN-10: 0674008251

ISBN-13: 9780674008250

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Evelyn Fox Keller, L. L. Winship

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This study provides a profound analysis of the achievements of genetics and molecular biology in the 20th century. It calls attention to the surprising ways these advances challenge the familiar picture of the gene, and the need for a new vocabulary.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 4/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Introduction: The Life of a Powerful Word
Motors of Stasis and Change: The Regulation of Genetic Stability
The Meaning of Gene Function: What Does a Gene Do?
The Concept of a Genetic Program: How to Make an Organism
Limits of Genetic Analysis: What Keeps Development on Track?
Conclusion: What Are Genes For?
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