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Genetics

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  • The Juggler's Childrenby Carolyn Abraham

    Random House of Canada 2013; US$ 22.00

    Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking the genome of her own family.   Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates whether this burgeoning new science can help solve... more...

  • Ending and Extending Lifeby Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 35.00

    Ending and Extending Life takes a detailed look at several bold medical innovations that have saved and improved the lives of millions of patients. Mechanical ventilation, organ transplantation and other life-saving surgical techniques, new diagnostic technologies (such as CT and MRI scans), advanced chemotherapy and antiviral drugs, and tube feeding... more...

  • Was bedeutet "genetische Information"?by Elisabeth Hildt; László Kovács

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 58.01

    What is meant by genetic information? How can knowledge about the genetic information of a person be responsibly handled? An interdisciplinary symposium at Tübingen University tackled this whole complex of issues. There are contributions on the various aspects from specialists in biology, medicine, ethics and law. more...

  • The Future of Geneticsby Russ Hodge

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 47.40

    Presents an overview of current innovations in genetic research and considers their impact on science and medicine, including the causes of aging and death, the brain, and quality of life. more...

  • Genetics 101by Michael Windelspecht

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 55.00

    What should the average person know about science? Because science is so central to life in the 21st century, science educators and other leaders of the scientific community believe that it is essential that everyone understand the basic concepts of the most vital and far-reaching disciplines. Genetics 101 does exactly that. This accessible volume... more...

  • Monkeyluvby Robert M Sapolsky

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.09

    Described by Oliver Sacks as 'one of the best scientist-writers of our time', Robert M. Sapolsky here presents the human animal in all its quirkiness and diversity. In these remarkable essays, Sapolsky once again deploys his compassion and insights into the human condition to tell us who, why and how we are. Monkeyluv touches on themes such as... more...

  • Human Geneticsby CIBA Foundation Symposium

    Wiley 2009; US$ 103.00 US$ 89.27

    The Novartis Foundation Series is a popular collection of the proceedings from Novartis Foundation Symposia , in which groups of leading scientists from a range of topics across biology, chemistry and medicine assembled to present papers and discuss results. The Novartis Foundation, originally known as the Ciba Foundation, is well known to scientists... more...

  • Phenotypic Variationby MFA Ph.D. Moyra M.D. Smith

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    The author reviews published research in functional genomics and phenotypic variation carried out primarily since 2006. Topics reviewed include investigations in genome architecture, gene structure, regulation and function of organelles including mitochondria and the endosome lysosome system. New insights into neurodevelopment and neurobehavioral... more...

  • The Double Helixby James D. Watson

    Scribner 2011; US$ 16.99

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick?s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind . By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was... more...