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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...


Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation: RNA Processing in Eukaryotes

by Jane Wu

Reflecting the rapid progress in the field, the book presents the current understanding of molecular mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation thereby focusing on RNA processing mechanisms in eucaryotic...


Polyploid and Hybrid Genomics

by Z. Jeffrey Chen & James A. Birchler

Polyploidy plays an important role in biological diversity, trait improvement, and plant species survival. Understanding the evolutionary phenomenon of polyploidy is a key challenge for plant and crop scientists....


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...


Systems Biology

by Robert A. Meyers

Systems biology is a relatively new biological study field that focuses on the systematic study of complex interactions in biological systems, thus using a new perspective (integration instead of reduction)...


A Matter of Energy: Biology From First Principles

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Nick Lane, Professor of Evolutionary Biochemistry at University College London and bestselling author. After an inspiring story...


Our Human Variability

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Stephen Scherer, the GlaxoSmithKline Research Chair in Genome Sciences at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto....


Cassidy and Allanson's Management of Genetic Syndromes

by John C. Carey, Suzanne B. Cassidy, Agatino Battaglia & David Viskochil

The most recent update to one of the most essential references on medical genetics

Cassidy and Allanson's Management of Genetic Syndromes, 4th Edition is the latest version of a classic text in medical genetics....


Saved by Science

by Mark J. Poznansky

How can we accelerate the development of vaccines? How do we feed three billion people when 12 million died of hunger in 2019? Does synthetic biology hold the answer?

With all the advances in science in the last...


CRISPR

by Yolanda Ridge & Alex Boersma

We can change the world with gene editing--but should we?  

CRISPR stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. If it sounds complicated, it is--but it's also one of the most powerful...


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 - Microbia

by Lee Tang

Microbes connect all living and nonliving things on Earth

This book is a summary of “Microbia: A Journey into the Unseen World Around You,” by Eugenia Bone.

New discoveries about how microbes affect our lives...