The Resource DNA : the secret of life, James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry

DNA : the secret of life, James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry

Label
DNA : the secret of life
Title
DNA
Title remainder
the secret of life
Statement of responsibility
James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 manipulate the very essence of living things - came into being only with the rise of molecular investigations culminating in the breakthrough discovery of the structure of DNA, for which Watson shared a Nobel prize in 1962. In the DNA molecule's graceful curves was the key to a whole new science." "Watson provides the general reader with clear explanations of molecular processes and emerging technologies. He shows us how DNA continues to alter our understanding of human origins, and of our identities as groups and as individuals. And with the insight of one who has remained close to every advance in research since the double helix, he reveals how genetics has unleashed a wealth of possibilities to alter the human condition - from genetically modified food to genetically modified babies - and transformed itself from a domain of pure research into one of big business as well. It is a sometimes topsy-turvy world full of great minds and great egos, driven by ambitions to improve the human condition as well as to improve investment portfolios, a world vividly captured in these pages."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 576.5
  • 576.5
LC call number
QH437.
LC item number
W387 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
DNA : the secret of life, James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry
Label
DNA : the secret of life, James D. Watson, with Andrew Berry
Publication
Note
Davey Bequest
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Playing God: Customized DNA Molecules
  • 5.
  • DNA, Dollars, and Drugs: Biotechnology
  • 6.
  • Tempest in a Cereal Box: Genetically Modified Agriculture
  • 7.
  • The Human Genome: Life's Screenplay
  • 8.
  • Reading Genomes: Evolution in Action
  • 9.
  • Introduction: The Secret of Life
  • Out of Africa: DNA and the Human Past
  • 10.
  • Genetic Fingerprinting: DNA's Day in Court
  • 11.
  • Gene Hunting: The Genetics of Human Disease
  • 12.
  • Defying Disease: Treating and Preventing Genetic Disorders
  • 13.
  • Who We Are: Nature vs. Nurture
  • Coda: Our Genes and Our Future
  • 1.
  • Beginnings of Genetics: From Mendel to Hitler
  • 2.
  • The Double Helix: This is Life
  • 3.
  • Reading the Code: Bringing DNA to Life
  • 4.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 446 pages
Isbn
9780434011162
Lccn
2002190725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) HAS129248
  • (BNAtoc) 2002190725
  • 7208854
  • (DLC) 2002190725
  • (HAP)OLD361205
  • 361205

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