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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 132.00
MicroRNAs have recently emerged as key regulators of gene expression during development and are frequently misexpressed in human disease states, in particular cancer. These 22-nucleotide-long transcripts act to promote or repress cell proliferation, migration and apoptosis during development, all of which are processes that go awry in cancer. Thus,... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00
This volume contains 18 peer-reviewed papers based on the presentations at the 10th Annual International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (IBSB 2010) held at Kyoto University from July 26 to July 28, 2010. This workshop started in 2001 as an event for doctoral students and young researchers to present and discuss their research results... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 127.00
Mapping the genomic landscapes is one of the most exciting frontiers of science. We have the opportunity to reverse engineer the blueprints and the control systems of living organisms. Computational tools are key enablers in the deciphering process. This book provides an in-depth presentation of some of the important computational biology approaches... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 19.18
Around 60,000 years ago, a man, identical to us in all important respects, walked the soil of Africa. Every man alive today is descended from him. How did he come to be father to all of us - a real-life Adam? And why do we come in such a huge variety of sizes, shapes, types and races if we all share a single prehistoric ancestor? In this fascinating... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 25.99
Coen's book is spiced with historic quotations and examples of plants' and animals' intriguing behaviour contains a wealth of interesting material Coen communicates his immense learning with a hundred appealing tales'Max PerutzHow is a tiny fertilised egg able to turn itself into a human being? How can an acorn transform itself into... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.50
A comprehensive view of the most heated debate of our time -- are genes the primary influence on human personality and behavior? In presenting the recent findings, William Wright argues that in a century dominated by psychoanalytic thought, there has been an insistence that humans, unlike all other species, are brought into the world as blank slates... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
Here is a Human Being delivers the first in-depth look at the Personal Genome Project?the effort to construct complete genomic maps of a specific human beings?written by one of the study?s ten human participants. Misha Angrist recounts the project?s fascinating nuances, including the larger-than-life personalities of the research subjects, the... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 14.22
Since the discovery of DNA, scientists have believed that genes are fixed entities that cannot be changed by environment - we inherit them, pass them on to our children and take them with us when we die. Professor Tim Spector reveals how the latest genetic research and his own pioneering studies on epigenetics are rewriting everything we thought... more...