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  • What's So Controversial about Genetically Modified Food?by John T. Lang

    Reaktion Books 2016; US$ 19.95

    The rampant use of genetically modified food incites fierce and seemingly intractable debates among environmental activists, scientists, government regulators, and representatives of the food and agriculture industries. While some portray GMOs as scientific progress, others frame them as a form of perverted science. But why, exactly, are they so... more...

  • Bioinformatics Challenges at the Interface of Biology and Computer Scienceby Teresa K. Attwood; Stephen R. Pettifer; David Thorne

    Wiley 2016; US$ 81.95 US$ 73.76

    This innovative book provides a completely fresh exploration of bioinformatics, investigating its complex interrelationship with biology and computer science. It approaches bioinformatics from a unique perspective, highlighting interdisciplinary gaps that often trap the unwary. The book considers how the need for biological databases drove the evolution... more...

  • Chromatin Signaling and Diseasesby Olivier Binda; Martin Ernesto Fernandez-Zapico

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 150.00

    Chromatin Signaling and Diseases covers the molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression, which govern everything from embryonic development, growth, and human pathologies associated with aging, such as cancer. This book helps researchers learn about or keep up with the quickly expanding field of chromatin signaling. After reading this... more...

  • Genetic Diseases or Conditionsby Todd Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most common genetic diseases, affecting about 70,000 people throughout the world, with over 1,000 new cases diagnosed each year. This book describes the symptoms of CF including lung disease, digestive problems, pancreatic insufficiency, liver disease, intestinal obstruction, and infertility. It explains how CF is... more...

  • Gradual Loss of Mental Capacity from Alzheimer’sby Mary E. Miller

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Most people have heard of senility, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but how different are these conditions? Whenever memories begin to fail later in life, Alzheimer’s is a concern. Some people worry because their parents are not remembering a birthday, or a trip to the store. We all have our moments, right? But the idea of having Alzheimer’s disease,... more...

  • Hemophiliaby Todd Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Hemophilia is a genetic disease that impairs the normal process of blood clotting and results in uncontrolled external and internal bleeding. The reader of this book will learn how a diagnosis of hemophilia is made by blood clot­ting tests and measurements of clotting factor levels in blood. The book describes how hemophilia A and B are caused by mutations... more...

  • Nerve Disease ALS and Gradual Loss of Muscle Functionby Mary E. Miller

    Momentum Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, is a common form of motor neuron disease that involves a loss of function in upper and lower motor neurons. ALS causes a progressive loss of muscle function that frequently initiates in the limbs, called limb-onset ALS, or initiates in facial muscles, called bulbar-onset ALS. This book describes the current understanding... more...

  • Next Generation DNA Sequencing and PCR Protocols & Manipulationby Akbar S. Khan; Helen Cui

    Wiley 2018; US$ 149.95 US$ 134.96

    Nucleic acid sequencing is a method for determining the exact order of nucleotides present in a given DNA or RNA molecule. In the past decade, the use of nucleic acid sequencing has increased exponentially as the ability to sequence has become accessible to research and clinical laboratories all over the world. The first major foray into DNA sequencing... more...

  • DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook, 2nd Editionby David Newton

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 60.00

    The great strides made in our understanding of the structure and function of DNA in recent decades have led to applying this invaluable knowledge to use in serving humanity. For example, recent discoveries in the field of genetic editing have created the potential for the creation of life forms de novo, a possibility that results in profound ethical... more...

  • Sickle Cell Diseaseby Todd T. Eckdahl

    Momentum Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most common genetic blood disorder in the world. Millions of people in the world have SCD and about 300,000 babies are born with it each year. Readers will learn about the major symptoms of SCD, including chronic anemia, delayed growth, spleen dysfunction, opportunistic infections, vision loss, leg ulcers, stroke, and... more...