The Resource Language of Genetics : An Introduction

Language of Genetics : An Introduction

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Language of Genetics : An Introduction
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Language of Genetics
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An Introduction
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eng
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The Language of Genetics: An Introduction is the seventh title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, Dr. Denis R. Alexander offers readers a basic toolkit of information, explanations, and ideas that can help us grasp something of the fascination and the challenge of the language of genetics. Alexander surveys the big picture, covering such topics as the birth of the field; DNA: what it is, how it works, and how it was discovered; our genetic history; the role of genes in diseases, epigenetics, and genetic engineering. The book assumes the reader has little scientific background, least of all in genetics, and approaches these issues in a very accessible way, free of specialized or overly technical jargon. In the last chapter, Dr. Alexander explores some of the big questions raised by genetics: what are its implications for notions of human value and uniqueness? Is evolution consistent with religious belief? If we believe in a God of love, then how come the evolutionary process, utterly dependent upon the language of genetics, is so wasteful and involves so much pain and suffering? How far should we go in manipulating the human genome? Does genetics subvert the idea that life has some ultimate meaning and purpose? Genetics is a rapidly advancing field; it seems new discoveries make headlines every other week. The Language of Genetics is intended to give the general reader the knowledge he or she needs to assess and understand the next big story in genetics
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Alexander, Denis R
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QH431
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non fiction
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Templeton Science and Religion Ser
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Genetics
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Language of Genetics : An Introduction
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=769156
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online resource
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Contents
Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: The Birth of Genetics -- Chapter 2: Genes and Information Flow -- Chapter 3: Body Building and Genetics -- Chapter 4: Why and How Do Genes Vary? -- Chapter 5: How Genes Rescued Darwinian Evolution -- Chapter 6: Genetics and the Evolutionary Tree of Life -- Chapter 7: The Genetics of Human Evolution -- Chapter 8: The Rainbow Diversity of Humanity -- Chapter 9: The Genetic Basis of Disease -- Chapter 10: Guarding Our Genomes: The Impact of Epigenetics -- Chapter 11: Genetic Engineering -- Chapter 12: Genetics and the Big Questions of Life -- Notes -- Index
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EBC769156
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unknown
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1 online resource (333 pages)
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online
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9781599473871
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC769156
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL769156
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10500149
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326066
  • (OCoLC)749265079
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Language of Genetics : An Introduction
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=769156
Publication
Copyright
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Half Title Page -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1: The Birth of Genetics -- Chapter 2: Genes and Information Flow -- Chapter 3: Body Building and Genetics -- Chapter 4: Why and How Do Genes Vary? -- Chapter 5: How Genes Rescued Darwinian Evolution -- Chapter 6: Genetics and the Evolutionary Tree of Life -- Chapter 7: The Genetics of Human Evolution -- Chapter 8: The Rainbow Diversity of Humanity -- Chapter 9: The Genetic Basis of Disease -- Chapter 10: Guarding Our Genomes: The Impact of Epigenetics -- Chapter 11: Genetic Engineering -- Chapter 12: Genetics and the Big Questions of Life -- Notes -- Index
Control code
EBC769156
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (333 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473871
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC769156
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL769156
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10500149
  • (CaONFJC)MIL326066
  • (OCoLC)749265079

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