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    DescriptionIn recent years knowledge of our genetic code has changed our understanding of life on Earth. New genetic technologies are transforming the way we live and promise treatments for otherwise incurable diseases. But these advances are also generating controversy, particularly surrounding issues such as cloning and designer babies. In 50 Genetics Ideas, Mark Henderson distils the central ideas of genetics in a series of clear and concise essays. Beginning with the theory of evolution, and covering such topics as the genome and how nature and nurture work together, he not only illuminates the role of genes in shaping our behaviour and sexuality, but also the very latest, cutting-edge developments in gene therapy and artificial life. Accessible and informative, 50 Genetics Ideas is a timely introduction to this young and ground-breaking strand of science.


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    Title
    50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Henderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 523 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847246714
    ISBN 10: 1847246710
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK
    DC22: 576.5
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    BIC subject category V2: MFN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI027000
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, MFN
    Publisher
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Imprint name
    Quercus Publishing Plc
    Publication date
    02 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Henderson is Science Editor of The Times. He takes a particular interest in genetics and reproductive medicine, including IVF, PGD and Stem Cell Research. He lives in London.
    Table of contents
    Introduction. Classical Genetics: The theory of evolution; The laws of inheritance; Genes and chromosomes; The genetics of evolution; Mutation; Sex. Molecular Biology: Genes, proteins and DNA; The double helix; Cracking the code of life; Genetic engineering. The Genome: Reading the genome; The human genome; Lessons of the genome. Nature and Nurture: Genetic determinism; Selfish genes; The blank slate; Nature via nurture. Genes and Disease: Genetic diseases; Gene hunting; Cancer; Superbugs. Sex, History and Behaviour: Behavioural genetics; Intelligence; Race; Genetic history; Genetic genealogy; Sex genes; The end of men?; The battle of the sexes; Homosexuality. Genetic Technologies: Genetic fingerprinting; GM crops; GM animals; Evo-devo; Stem cells; Cloning; Cloning people; Gene therapy; Genetic testing; Tailor-made medicines; Designer babies; Brave new worlds; Genes and insurance; Gene patenting. The New Genetics: Junk DNA; Copy number variation; Epigenetics; The RNA revolution; Artificial life; No such thing as normal. Glossary. Index.