skip to content
A passion for DNA : genes, genomes, and society Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

A passion for DNA : genes, genomes, and society

Author: James D Watson
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Annotation
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James D Watson
ISBN: 0879696648 9780879696641 0879696095 9780879696092
OCLC Number: 46506822
Notes: "With three new essays by the author."
Description: xxiv, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Autobiographical Flights --
Values from a Chicago Upbringing 3 --
Growing Up in the Phage Group 7 --
Minds That Live for Science 17 --
Early Speculations and Facts about RNA Templates 23 --
Bragg's Foreword to The Double Helix 33 --
Biographies: Luria, Hershey, and Pauling 37 --
Recombinant DNA Controversies --
In Further Defense of DNA 49 --
Standing Up for Recombinant DNA 61 --
The Nobelist versus the Film Star 71 --
The DNA Biohazard Canard 75 --
Ethos of Science --
Moving Toward the Clonal Man: Is This What We Want? 83 --
The Dissemination of Unpublished Information 91 --
Science and the American Scene 105 --
The Necessity for Some Academic Aloofness 109 --
Striving for Excellence 117 --
Succeeding in Science: Some Rules of Thumb 123 --
Rules for Graduates 127 --
War on Cancer --
The Academic Community and Cancer Research 133 --
Maintaining High-Quality Cancer Research in a Zero-Sum Era 143 --
The Science for Beating Down Cancer 151 --
Societal Implications of the Human Genome Project --
Moving on to Human DNA 167 --
Ethical Implications of the Human Genome Project 173 --
Genes and Politics 183 --
Five Days in Berlin 213 --
Good Gene, Bad Gene: What Is the Right Way to Fight the Tragedy of Genetic Disease? 227 --
Viewpoint: All for the Good --
Why Genetic Engineering Must Soldier On 231 --
The Pursuit of Happiness 235 --
The Human Genome Revealed 239 --
Afterword: Envoi --
DNA, Peace, and Laughter 245.
Responsibility: James D. Watson ; introduction, afterword, and annotations by Walter Gratzer.

Abstract:

Annotation

In 1952, Watson and Crick identified the double helix structure of DNA. Here, in 29 essays, Watson discusses the process leading up to that discovery and the implications it has had for science and for society in general. Also included are essays that may seem more removed from the actual topic of genetics, including discussions of his early life in Chicago and general ruminations on how to succeed in science. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Annotation

Jim Watson is one of the world's most famous scientists. A principal architect and visionary of modern biology, a Nobel Prize winner at 34, and best selling author at 40 (The Double Helix), he has been a fearless commentator on the march of DNA science and its impact on society for over twenty years. This sparkling collection was a bestseller in hardcover, and, for the paperback edition, the author has added three newly written essays containing his reflections on the survival value of pursuing happiness, advice for new college graduates, and his thoughts on the completion of a draft of the human genome, a project he initiated over ten years ago.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46506822> # A passion for DNA : genes, genomes, and society
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "46506822" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793879890#Place/cold_spring_harbor_n_y> ; # Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108517> ; # Science and civilization
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024797> ; # Molecular genetics
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009125747> ; # Genetics--Social aspects
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940138> ; # Genetics--Social aspects
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/572.8/e21/> ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2001" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/90069089> ; # James D. Watson
   schema:datePublished "2001" ;
   schema:description "Annotation"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/793879890> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "A passion for DNA : genes, genomes, and society"@en ;
   schema:productID "46506822" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46506822#PublicationEvent/cold_spring_harbor_n_y_cold_spring_harbor_laboratory_press_2001> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793879890#Agent/cold_spring_harbor_laboratory_press> ; # Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=70039> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780879696641> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780879696092> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/46506822> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793879890#Agent/cold_spring_harbor_laboratory_press> # Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/793879890#Place/cold_spring_harbor_n_y> # Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2009125747> # Genetics--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Genetics--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1024797> # Molecular genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Molecular genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108517> # Science and civilization
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Science and civilization"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940138> # Genetics--Social aspects
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Genetics--Social aspects"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/90069089> # James D. Watson
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1928" ;
   schema:familyName "Watson" ;
   schema:givenName "James D." ;
   schema:name "James D. Watson" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780879696092>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0879696095" ;
   schema:isbn "9780879696092" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780879696641>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0879696648" ;
   schema:isbn "9780879696641" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.