The Path to the Double Helix

The Discovery of DNA

Author: Robert Olby

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486166597

Category: Science

Page: 560

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Written by a noted historian of science, this in-depth account traces how Watson and Crick achieved one of science's most dramatic feats: their 1953 discovery of the molecular structure of DNA.

Molecular Biology

Author: Burton E. Tropp

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 0763786632

Category: Science

Page: 1097

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"Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins is a guide through the basic molecular processes and genetic phenomena of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Written for the undergraduate and first year graduate students within molecular biology or molecular genetics, the text has been updated with the latest data in the field. It incorporates a biochemical approach as well as a discovery approach that provides historical and experimental information within the context of the narrative."--Publisher.

Principles of Molecular Biology

Author: Burton E. Tropp

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 144964791X

Category: Science

Page: 752

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Includes access to the Student Companion Website with every print copy of the text. Written for the more concise course, Principles of Molecular Biology is modeled after Burton Tropp's successful Molecular Biology: Genes to Proteins and is appropriate for the sophomore level course. The author begins with an introduction to molecular biology, discussing what it is and how it relates to applications in "real life" with examples pulled from medicine and industry. An overview of protein structure and function follows, and from there the text covers the various roles of technology in elucidating the central concepts of molecular biology, from both a historical and contemporary perspective. Tropp then delves into the heart of the book with chapters focused on chromosomes, genetics, replication, DNA damage and repair, recombination, transposition, transcription, and wraps up with translation. Key Features: - Presents molecular biology from a biochemical perspective, utilizing model systems, as they best describe the processes being discussed -Special Topic boxes throughout focus on applications in medicine and technology -Presents "real world" applications of molecular biology that are necessary for students continuing on to medical school or the biotech industry -An end-of-chapter study guide includes questions for review and discussion -Difficult or complicated concepts are called-out in boxes to further explain and simplify

Synthetic Biology

Science, Business, and Policy

Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412846471

Category: Science

Page: 174

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For nearly forty years, using recombinant DNA tools, researchers, and then businesses, have genetically engineered organisms by transferring naturally occurring genes from one organism into another. Doing so modifies the genetic code of living cells, imparting new traits and achieving desired results; this is done in the production of proteins, pharmaceuticals, and seeds. Synthetic biology, argues Solomon, could free scientists from the need to find natural genes to make such desired modifications. Synthetic biology permits more complex and sophisticated bioengineering than what can be achieved through previous genetic modification techniques. Drawing on non-biological scientific and engineering disciplines, including information technology and nanotechnology, synthetic biology strives to rearrange an organism’s genes on a far wider scale by rewriting its genetic code, the chemical instructions need to design, assemble, and operate a species. By allowing the writing of artificial genetic codes, synthetic biology can transform existing industries and spawn new ones, creating new products as well as radically reshaping existing items. Arguing for self-regulation by the scientific and business communities, Lewis D. Solomon recommends a policy framework that would guard against governmental overregulation, which could create a barrier to innovation. Although synthetic biotechnology holds considerable social and economic potential, absent a nurturing regulatory climate, it may prove difficult to translate research discoveries into commercially viable applications.

Brave New Worlds

Staying Human in the Genetic Future

Author: Bryan Appleyard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genetic engineering

Page: 188

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This text takes the liberal humanist position against the advance of scientific ethics (or lack of them), in particular those of genetics. As the achievements of science threaten to engulf this century leaving us morally and philosophically floundering in their wake (what are we going to do about Dolly?), Appleyard engages with the issues in a debate which can only get hotter and more desperate.

Science and Its Times: 1950-present

Author: Neil Schlager,Josh Lauer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787639396

Category: Science

Page: 624

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"This series discusses how the major fields of science developed during specific time periods. Each volume focuses on a range of years and includes developments in exploration, life sciences, mathematics, physical sciences, and technology. When the series is completed, the seven volumes will cover 2000 B.C. to the present."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.

The Man in the Monkeynut Coat

William Astbury and the Forgotten Road to the Double-Helix

Author: Kersten T. Hall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019100989X

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Sir Isaac Newton once declared that his momentous discoveries were only made thanks to having 'stood on the shoulders of giants'. The same might also be said of the scientists James Watson and Francis Crick. Their discovery of the structure of DNA was, without doubt, one of the biggest scientific landmarks in history and, thanks largely to the success of Watson's best-selling memoir 'The Double Helix', there might seem to be little new to say about this story. But much remains to be said about the particular 'giants' on whose shoulders Watson and Crick stood. Of these, the crystallographer Rosalind Franklin, whose famous X-ray diffraction photograph known as 'Photo 51' provided Watson and Crick with a vital clue, is now well recognised. Far less well known is the physicist William T. Astbury who, working at Leeds in the 1930s on the structure of wool for the local textile industry, pioneered the use of X-ray crystallography to study biological fibres. In so doing, he not only made the very first studies of the structure of DNA culminating in a photo almost identical to Franklin's 'Photo 51', but also founded the new science of 'molecular biology'. Yet whilst Watson and Crick won the Nobel Prize, Astbury has largely been forgotten. The Man in the Monkeynut Coat tells the story of this neglected pioneer, showing not only how it was thanks to him that Watson and Crick were not left empty-handed, but also how his ideas transformed biology leaving a legacy which is still felt today.

Reader's guide to British history

Author: D. M. Loades

Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers

ISBN: 9781579584269

Category: History

Page: 1620

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"A masterful attempt to describe the historical secondary literature of the British Isles -- from prehistory to the present day -- the set is comprised of substantial essays of 1,000 to 3,000 words each on a wide array of subjects -- all written by pre-eminent scholars in language accessible to beginning students and advanced researchers. Each listed essay title is given a thorough annotation."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Discovering DNA

Meditations on Genetics and a History of the Science

Author: Nancy A. Tiley

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genetics

Page: 288

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Dignifying science

stories about women scientists

Author: Jim Ottaviani

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

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This original graphic novel features famous women scientists including Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Birute Galdikas, and Hedy Lamarr. The stories offer a human context often missing when we learn about the discoveries attached to these scientists' names. Readers, drawn in by the compelling anecdotes, will discover intriguing characters. End notes and references will lead them to further information on the scientists they've read about.

Cracking the genome

inside the race to unlock human DNA

Author: Kevin Davies

Publisher: Free Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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A story of the race to crack the secrets of the human genome captures all the drama of the players involved, the project's leaders, Francis Collins and Craig Venter, and the secrets behind the most important scientific achievement of our time.

Die Naturwissenschaft auf neuen Bahnen

New Pathways in science

Author: Arthur Stanley Eddington

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322990869

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Das Buch des Lebens

wer schrieb den genetischen Code?

Author: Lily E. Kay

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518293461

Category: Genetic code

Page: 556

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Das intelligente Genom

Über die Entstehung des menschlichen Geistes durch Mutation und Selektion

Author: Adolf Heschl

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642588832

Category: Medical

Page: 390

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Wird unser Verhalten von den Genen bestimmt? Haben Erziehung und Umwelt überhaupt einen Einfluß? Kommt dem Menschen innerhalb der Evolution eine Sonderstellung zu? Zur Klärung dieser Fragen nimmt der Autor den Leser mit auf eine anspruchsvolle, nie langweilige Reise durch eine Reihe naturwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen.