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DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world

Rosenfield, Israel, 1939-
DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world / Israel Rosenfield, Edward Ziff, & Borin Van Loon.
New York : Columbia University Press, c2011.
xii, 257 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Other contributors
Ziff, Edward. Van Loon, Borin, 1951-
Variant title
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257).
  • A brief history of genetics
  • What is DNA?
  • The new biology
  • DNA replication
  • What information is stored in a gene?
  • Where did the notion of messenger RNA come from?
  • Transcription
  • Translation
  • Genetic code
  • PaJaMo and the Operon
  • The diversity of gene expression
  • A brief reminder of relative size
  • A brief reminder of genes in humans
  • Prokaryotes versus eukaryotes
  • Restriction enzymes and genetic engineering
  • Cloning and sequencing genes
  • Exons, introns, and splicing
  • Chromatin and histones
  • Gene families
  • Controlling genes for antibodies
  • Chromosomes
  • Telomeres
  • Imprinting and microRNAs : "hidden" layers of gene regulation
  • Epigenetics
  • Prions
  • The Human Genome Project
  • The human genome unveiled
  • High throughput sequencing
  • SNPs
  • Manipulating the genome
  • Cloning the organism : the history
  • From the nucleus of an intestinal cell to a whole frog
  • Making tissues from stem cells
  • Going in the other direction : changing mature cells to stem cells
  • The impact of new genetics on medical research
  • Diagnosis
  • DNA and the judicial system
  • PCR
  • The impact of DNA
  • Biotechnology
  • The origin of life
  • Tinkering
  • Selfish genes
  • Evolving evolution : sources of Darwinian theory
  • The big gene bet of the last millennium (1999 A.D.)
  • The twists and turns of history : the problems with gradualism
  • Watching evolution in action : changes in the stickleback fish
  • DNA and genetics and the changing view of human evolution
  • Human evolution and the DNA beginnings of vocal expression : birdsong and language
  • Epilogue to the first edition.
Subject headings
DNA--Popular works. Graphic novels.
9780231142700 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780231142717 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780231512312 (e-book) 0231142706 (cloth : alk. paper) 0231142714 (pbk. : alk. paper) 0231512317 (e-book)


Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
QP624 .R67 2011
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