496 books for genre «Genetics»

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The national bestseller that reveals how we are descended from seven prehistoric women.

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In Enhancing Evolution, leading bioethicist John Harris dismantles objections to genetic engineering, stem-­cell research, designer babies, and cloning and makes an ethical case for biotechnology that is both forthright and rigorous. Human enhancement, Harris argues, is a good thing--­good morally, good for individuals, good as social policy, and good for a genetic heritage that needs serious improvement. Enhancing Evolution defends biotechnological interventions that could allow us to live longer, healthier, and even happier lives by, for example, providing us with immunity from cancer and HIV/AIDS. Further, Harris champions the possibility of influencing the very course of evolution to give us increased mental and physical powers--­from reasoning, concentration, and memory to strength, stamina, and reaction speed. Indeed, he says, it's not only morally defensible to enhance ourselves; in some cases, it's morally obligatory. In a new preface, Harris offers a glimpse at the new . . .

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Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species, compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence. He argues for the transmutation of species over time by the process of natural selection. His work laid the foundation of evolutionary biology, though when it was published it caused tremendous religious and philosophical debates. Darwin's work is still seen by many people to oppose Christian beliefs.

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Les notions de base permettant de comprendre la transmission héréditaire des caractères quantitatifs et leur évolution dans le temps : situation des populations satisfaisant aux conditions de l'équilibre de Hardy-­Weinberg, principaux facteurs d'év...

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MicroRNAs in Medicine provides an access point into the current literature on microRNA for both scientists and clinicians, with an up-­to-­date look at what is happening in the emerging field of microRNAs and their relevance to medicine. Each chapter is a comprehensive review, with descriptions of the latest microRNA research written by international leaders in their field. Opening with an introduction to what microRNAs are and how they function, the book goes on to explore the role of microRNAs in normal physiological functions, infectious diseases, non-­infectious diseases, cancer, circulating microRNAs as non-­invasive biomarkers, and finally their potential as novel therapeutics.­Including background information on the field as well as reviews of the latest research breakthroughs, MicroRNAs in Medicine is a one-­stop source of information to satisfy the specialists and non-­specialists alike, appealing to students, researchers, and clinicians interested in understanding the . . .

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"Dazzling...­A feast. Absorbing and elegantly written, it tells of theorigins of life on earth, describes its variety and charaacter, and culminates in a discussion of human nature and teh complex traces ofhumankind's evolutionary past...­It is an amazing story masterfully told.­" FINANCIAL TIMES (LONDON) World renowned scientist Carl Sagan and acclaimed author Ann Druyan have written a ROOTS for the human species, a lucid and riveting account of how humans got to be the way we are. It shows with humor and drama that many of our key traits--­self-­awareness, technology, family ties, submission to authority, hatred for those a little different from ourselves, reason, and ethics--­are rooted in the deep past, and illuminated by our kinship with other animals. Astonishing in its scope, brilliant in its insights, and an absolutely compelling read, SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS is a triumph of popular science.

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Intended as a companion to the volume published in 2009, contains 18 chapters with 4 appendices providing up-­to-­date coverage of essential topics in this important field and citation to more than 2800 articles and internet resources. The book builds upon the previous two editions of John Butler’s internationally acclaimed textbook with forensic DNA analysts as its primary audience. This book provides the most detailed information written to-­date on DNA databases, low-­level DNA, validation, and numerous other topics including a new chapter on legal aspects of DNA testing to prepare scientists for expert witness testimony. Over half of the content is new compared to previous editions. A forthcoming companion volume will cover interpretation issues.

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With the arrival of genomics and genome sequencing projects, biology has been transformed into an incredibly data-­rich science. The vast amount of information generated has made computational analysis critical and has increased demand for skilled bioinformaticians. Designed for biologists without previous programming experience, this textbook provides a hands-­on introduction to Unix, Perl and other tools used in sequence bioinformatics. Relevant biological topics are used throughout the book and are combined with practical bioinformatics examples, leading students through the process from biological problem to computational solution. All of the Perl scripts, sequence and database files used in the book are available for download at the accompanying website, allowing the reader to easily follow each example using their own computer. Programming examples are kept at an introductory level, avoiding complex mathematics that students often find daunting. The book demonstrates that . . .

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Europe was told that it had no choice but to accept agbiotech, yet this imperative was turned into a test of democratic accountability for societal choices. Since the late 1990s, European public controversy has kept the agri-­biotech industry and its promoters on the defensive. As some opponents and regulators alike have declared, 'GM food/crops are on trial'. Suspicion of their guilt has been evoked by moral symbols, as disputes over whether genetically-­modified products are modest benign improvements on traditional plant breeding, or dangerous Frankenfoods; and in disputes over whether they are global saviours, or control agents of multinational companies. This book examines European institutions being 'put on trial' for how their regulatory procedures evaluate and regulate GM products, in ways which opened up alternative futures. Levidow and Carr highlight how public controversy created a legitimacy crisis, leading to national policy changes and demands, in turn stimulating . . .

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As a followup to his previous best-­selling book, "Issues and Management of Joint Hypermobility: A Guide for the Ehlers-­Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and the Hypermobility Syndrome,­" Dr. Tinkle has created this handbook with several contributors to expand insights into the understanding and management of Ehlers-­Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type and the Hypermobility Syndrome. Dr. Tinkle has received many accolades for his ability to take a complex condition and make it understandable in everyday language: "...­provides a wealth of information about the natural history, and physical and medical management... It should be of great value to patients.­" - The American Journal of Medical Genetics Reader comments... "...­a useful tool in helping me obtain the type of care I need to manage my disorder...­" "This book is simple but not oversimplified. It is an excellent basic resource, giving a clear, concise, and useful overview for those (like myself) who live with hypermobility.­" . . .

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