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Genetics

  • Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovationby Günter P. Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    Homology?a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal?s fin and a bird?s wing?is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking book provides the first mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution. Günter Wagner, one... more...

  • Regenesisby George M. Church; Ed Regis

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    “Bold and provocative… Regenesis tells of recent advances that may soon yield endless supplies of renewable energy, increased longevity and the return of long-extinct species.?— New Scientist In Regenesis , Harvard biologist George Church and science writer Ed Regis explore the possibilities—and perils—of the emerging field of synthetic biology.... more...

  • Playing God?by Ted Peters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 33.95

    Since the original publication of Playing God? in 1996, three developments in genetic technology have moved to the center of the public conversation about the ethics of human bioengineering. Cloning, the completion of the human genome project, and, most recently, the controversy over stem cell research have all sparked lively debates among religious... more...

  • Genetics as Social Practiceby Barbara Prainsack; Silke Schicktanz; Gabriele Werner-Felmayer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This volume brings together contributions exploring the mutual relationships between genetics, markets, societies, and identities in genetics and genomics. It draws upon the recent transdisciplinary debate on how socio-cultural factors influence understandings of ‘genetics2.0' and shows how individual and collective identities are challenged... more...

  • The Drama of DNAby Karen H. Rothenberg; Lynn Wein Bush

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 29.99

    Through the use of dramatic narratives, The Drama of DNA brings to life the complexities raised by the application of genomic technologies to health care and diagnosis. This creative, pedagogical approach shines a unique light on the ethical, psychosocial, and policy challenges that emerge as comprehensive sequencing of the human genome transitions... more...

  • Engineering Genesisby Donald Bruce; Ann Bruce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Geneticsby John C. Avise

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 29.95

    Conceptual Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics is a pithy, lively book occupying a special niche?the conceptual history of evolutionary genetics? not inhabited by any other available treatment. Written by a world-leading authority in evolutionary genetics, this work encapsulates and ranks 70 of the most significant paradigm shifts in evolutionary... more...

  • 50 Schlüsselideen Genetikby Andrea Kamphuis; Marc Henderson

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Eine Entdeckungsreise durch Gene, Genome und VerwandtschaftenIst unsere Persönlichkeit ererbt oder geschaffen? Was verrät die Erbsubstanz DNA über die Geschichte des Menschen? Welche Bedeutung hat das Klonschaf Dolly? Und werden wir schon bald Designerbabys nach Wunsch bestellen? In 50 klaren und unterhaltsamen Essays destilliert Mark Henderson, Wissenschaftsredakteur... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Geneticsby Eric C.R. Reeve

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 438.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Natural Curiositiesby Alfred Russel Wallace

    Parkstone International 2014; US$ 5.00

    Reflecting their owner?s taste and serving as an impressive exhibition space for visitors, cabinets of curiosities were a place of interest in the houses of the wealthy in the 16th an 17th centuries. Displaying rare vegetable and animal species and fossils, these cabinets were always dedicated to science and knowledge. By collecting uncommon and beautiful... more...