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Advanced Textbook on Gene Transfer, Gene Therapy and Genetic Pharmacology: Principles, Delivery and Pharmacological and Biomedical Applications of Nuc

by Daniel Scherman

This unique advanced textbook provides a clear and comprehensive description of the field of gene delivery, gene therapy and genetic pharmacology, with descriptions of the main gene transfer vectors and a set...


Building the New Man

by Francesco Cassata

Based on previously unexplored archival documentation, this book offers the first general overview of the history of Italian eugenics, not limited to the decades of Fascist regime, but instead ranging from the...


DNA and Family History: How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research

by Chris Pomery & Steve Jones

In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs using genetics to confirm family connections, genealogists saw potential for their own research. Many are finding that comparing the DNA signatures of...


Solving the riddle of cancer: new genetic approaches to treatment

by Amil Shah

The road to this new understanding of how a cell works and what makes it malignant has not always been easy, but the great achievements are undeniable. With today's cell biology comes the promise of a totally...


Biological Shape Analysis

by PETE E LESTREL

This proceedings volume describes the current state of research dealing with biological shape analysis. The quantitative analysis of the shape of biological organisms represents a challenge that has now seen...


The Malaria Genome Projects: Promise, Progress, and Prospects

by Irwin W Sherman

The year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the announcement of the genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum and that of its mosquito vector Anopheles. The genome sequences were a...


Computational Modeling of Gene Regulatory Networks - A Primer

by Hamid Bolouri

This book serves as an introduction to the myriad computational approaches to gene regulatory modeling and analysis, and is written specifically with experimental biologists in mind. Mathematical jargon is avoided...


Anthropology and Modern Life

by Franz Boas

The great anthropologist's classic treatise on race and culture. One of the most influential books of the century, now available in a value-priced edition. Introduction by Ruth Bunzel.


The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory E. Pence

In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This...


Genome

by Matt Ridley

The genome's been mapped.

But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises...


The Forever Fix

by Ricki Lewis

Fascinating narrative science that explores the next frontier in medicine and genetics through the very personal prism of the children and families gene therapy has touched.

Eight-year-old Corey Haas was nearly...


Summary & Study Guide - The Tangled Tree

by Lee Tang

This is the story of some of biology’s most incredible discoveries.

This book is a summary of “The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life,” by David Quammen.

One of the central insights in Charles...


Summary & Study Guide - The Mind-Gut Connection

by Lee Tang

This simple lifestyle change can help you lose weight and decrease the risk of chronic illnesses and neurodegenerative disorders.

This book is a summary of “The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation...


Summary & Study Guide - 10% Human

by Lee Tang

You're just 10% human.

This book is a summary of “10% Human: How Your Body's Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness,” by Alanna Collen.

There are over 100 trillion microbes living in your body. They...


The Lost Family

by Libby Copeland

A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives

 

You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you...


Hacking the Code of Life

by Nessa Carey

Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent half a million...


Biotechnology

by Ronnee Yashon & Michael R. Cummings

The topic of this book, biotechnology, is about gene manipulation.

The authors will explain how genetic modification can enhance and repair DNA at the molecular level to cure genetic conditions, better plant...


Chromosomes

by Ronnee Yashon & Michael R. Cummings

It is hard to avoid hearing about genetic testing. It is advertised, discussed, debated, and offered to patients. Some are over the counter, such as paternity testing, testing for risk for diabetes and others....


Down Syndrome

by Todd T. Eckdahl

This book presents Down syndrome, which is the most common chromosomal disorder in humans, occurring at a rate of about 1 in 700 births. It describes the characteristic physical features caused by Down syndrome...


A Textbook of Animal Genetics

by Veena Kumari

A branch of genetics that studies heredity and variation chiefly in farm animals but also in domestic and wild animals. It is based on general genetic principles and concepts, and it mainly uses the hybrid,...