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DNA : the secret of life

Verfasser/in: James D Watson; Andrew Berry
Verlag: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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"Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just twenty-four, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time. Now, with unique authority and sweeping vision, he gives us the first full account of the genetic revolution - from Mendel's garden to the double helix to the sequencing of the human genome and beyond." "But genetics as we recognize it today - with its capacity, both thrilling and sobering, to  Weiterlesen…
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Alle Autoren: James D Watson; Andrew Berry
ISBN: 0375415467 9780375415463 9780099451846 0099451840
OCLC-Nummer: 50684806
Beschreibung: xiv, 446 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Beginnings of genetics: from Mendel to Hitler --
The double helix: this is life --
Reading the code: bringing DNA to life --
Playing God: customized DNA molecules --
DNA, dollars, and drugs: biotechnology --
Tempest in a cereal box: genetically modified agriculture --
The human genome: life's screenplay --
Reading genomes: evolution in action --
Out of Africa: DNA and the human past --
Genetic fingerprinting: DNA's day in court --
Gene hunting: the genetics of human disease --
Defying disease: treating and preventing genetic disorders --
Who we are: nature vs. nurture.
Verfasserangabe: James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry.
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Tells the story of the amazing molecule since its discovery, following modern genetics from his own Nobel prize-winning work in the fifties to Dolly, the sheep, designer babies and GM foods. This  Weiterlesen…

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