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Genetics : unlocking the secrets of life

Author: Nathan Aaseng
Publisher: Minneapolis : Oliver Press, ©1996.
Series: Innovators.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the lives and scientific breakthroughs of seven scientists who contributed to the field of genetics--Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Oswald Avery, James Watson, Francis Crick, and Har Gobind Khorana. Genetic research has led to information about natural selection, dominant & recessive traits, the double helix, DNA, & synthetic genes. Focusing on specific researchers & scientists, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies
Literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Aaseng
ISBN: 1881508277 9781881508274
OCLC Number: 33132730
Description: 144 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Charles Darwin and natural selection --
Gregor Mendal and dominant and recessive traits --
Thomas Hunt Morgan and the chromosome --
Oswald Avery and the transforming principle --
James Watson and Francis Crick and the double helix --
Har Govind Khorana and synthetic genes.
Series Title: Innovators.
Responsibility: Nathan Aaseng.

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Examines the lives and scientific breakthroughs of seven scientists who contributed to the field of genetics--Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Oswald Avery, James Watson, Francis Crick, and Har Gobind Khorana. Genetic research has led to information about natural selection, dominant & recessive traits, the double helix, DNA, & synthetic genes. Focusing on specific researchers & scientists, this book describes these discoveries & more. There is a list of Nobel Prize winners in physiology & medicine (through 1995). Glossary, detailed bibliography, & index. Part of the Innovators series.

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