The "New York Times" Book of Genetics

The "New York Times" Book of Genetics

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Genetics research is one of the most fast-changing and provocative subjects in science today. This volume presents a collection of journalism on genetics from "The New York Times". Nicholas Wade, Natalie Angier, Gina Kolata, and other "Times" writers seek to serve as translators and interpreters of the developments from laboratories, and to convert perplexing breakthroughs into a journey to new frontiers. There are over 40 articles arranged into chapters which cover: "Genetics as History" - with articles on how the study of genes has helped decode the events of long ago; "Discovering Human Genes" - featuring the discovery of the gene that triggers Huntington's disease; "The New Science of Genomics" - reporting on the race among labs around the world to be the first to decode the human genome; "The Architecture of DNA" - including coverage of the achievement of cloning - first of Dolly the sheep, then mice; "Building an Organism" - revealing how embryos become the creatures they are destined to be; and "Genes and Disease" - which observes the cutting-edge research on the roles that genes play in cancer and its treatment.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 178.1 x 234.4 x 18.8mm | 458.14g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised & Expanded ed.
  • 1585745316
  • 9781585745319

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Genetics research is one of the fastest changing and most provocative subjects of science today, and no one source explains the complex processes and ethical issues as lucidly as The New York Times. The oceans of information that genes contain and what their manipulation implies for the future of the human race are sometimes overwhelming to both scientist and layperson, but Nicholas Wade, Natalie Angier, Gina Kolata, and other award-winning writers from the newspaper's Science Times section serve as interpreters and translators of the latest news from the laboratories. They convert perplexing technical breakthroughs into an enthralling journey to new frontiers.With more than forty-five articles on the subject, The New York Times Book of Genetics is mandatory reading for all those interested in medicine, evolution, scientific ethics and the human condition. (7 x 9, 288 pages, diagrams)show more

About Nicholas Wade

Nicholas Wade is a science reporter for The New York Times. He was the editor of Science Times from 1990 through 1996. Previously the Washington correspondent and deputy editor of Nature, Wade is the author of The Ultimate Experiment, The Nobel Duel, Betrayers of the Truth (with William J. Broad), and A World Beyond Healing. Wade was born in England and currently lives in New Jersey.show more

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