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Author Omoto, Charlotte K. (Charlotte Kazumi)

Title Genes and DNA : a beginner's guide to genetics and its applications / Charlotte K. Omoto and Paul F. Lurquin.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 217 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents What are genes? -- Inheritance of single-gene traits -- Mendelian traits in humans -- From genes to phenotype -- Using bacteria as protein factories -- Genetically modified plants -- When things go wrong -- Mutagens, teratogens, and human reproduction -- Linkage and mapping: gene discovery -- Genetics of populations and genetic testing -- Survival of the fittest? -- Nature versus nurture -- Genetically modified animals and the applications of gene technology for humans.
Note Print version record.
Summary Annotation 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.
Subject Genetics.
Molecular genetics.
Genetic Phenomena.
Molecular Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Genetics & Genomics.
Genetics. (OCoLC)fst00940117
Molecular genetics. (OCoLC)fst01024797
Added Author Lurquin, Paul F.
Other Form: Print version: Omoto, Charlotte K. Genes and DNA. New York : Columbia University Press, 2004 (DLC) 2003062584
ISBN 0231503571 (electronic bk.)
9780231503570 (electronic bk.)
Music No. EB00639169 Recorded Books
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