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The Gene

The Gene
An Intimate History

by Siddhartha Mukherjee

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 147673352X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Prologue: Families -- "The missing science of heredity" 1865-1935 -- "In the sum of the parts, there are only the parts" 1930-1970 -- "The dreams of geneticists" 1970-2001 -- "The proper study of mankind is man" 1970-2005 -- Through the looking glass 2001-2015 -- Post-genome 2015- ... -- Epilogue: Bheda, Abheda

The Gene Keys

The Gene Keys
Unlocking the Higher Purpose Hidden in your DNA

by Richard Rudd

  • Publisher : Duncan Baird Publishers
  • Release : 2013-05-09
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1780286155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Richard Rudd is an international teacher, writer and award-winning poet. He is the founder of the Gene Keys Synthesis, an integral matrix of all human evolutionary potential. Representing a convergence of many lineages and dimensions, Richard's teachings span the chasm between the mystical heights and practical everyday life. A devoted husband and father, Richard lives in Devon, England.

The Gene

The Gene
From Genetics to Postgenomics

by Hans-Jörg Rheinberger,Staffan Müller-Wille

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2018-01-24
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 9780226510002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few concepts played a more important role in twentieth-century life sciences than that of the gene. Yet at this moment, the field of genetics is undergoing radical conceptual transformation, and some scientists are questioning the very usefulness of the concept of the gene, arguing instead for more systemic perspectives. The time could not be better, therefore, for Hans-Jörg Rheinberger and Staffan Müller-Wille's magisterial history of the concept of the gene. Though the gene has long been the central organizing theme of biology, both conceptually and as an object of study, Rheinberger and Müller-Wille conclude that we have never even had a universally accepted, stable definition of it. Rather, the concept has been in continual flux—a state that, they contend, is typical of historically important and productive scientific concepts. It is that very openness to change and manipulation, the authors argue, that made it so useful: its very mutability enabled it to be useful while the technologies and approaches used to study and theorize about it changed dramatically.

Biology of the Gene

Biology of the Gene
A Book

by Louis Levine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 334
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Molecular Biology of the Gene

Molecular Biology of the Gene
A Book

by James D. Watson,Tania A. Baker,Stephen P. Bell

  • Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 872
  • ISBN : 9780321762436
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Now completely up-to-date with the latest research advances, the Seventh Edition retains the distinctive character of earlier editions. Twenty-two concise chapters, co-authored by six highly distinguished biologists, provide current, authoritative coverage of an exciting, fast-changing discipline.

The Meanings of the Gene

The Meanings of the Gene
Public Debates about Human Heredity

by Celeste Michelle Condit

  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9780299163648
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Meanings of the Gene is a compelling look at societal hopes and fears about genetics in the course of the twentieth century. The work of scientists and doctors in advancing genetic research and its applications has been accompanied by plenty of discussion in the popular press—from Good Housekeeping and Forbes to Ms. and the Congressional Record—about such topics as eugenics, sterilization, DNA, genetic counseling, and sex selection. By demonstrating the role of rhetoric and ideology in public discussions about genetics, Condit raises the controversial question, Who shapes decisions about genetic research and its consequences for humans—scientists, or the public? Analyzing hundreds of stories from American magazines—and, later, television news—from the 1910s to the 1990s, Condit identifies three central and enduring public worries about genetics: that genes are deterministic arbiters of human fate; that genetics research can be used for discriminatory ends; and that advances in genetics encourage perfectionistic thinking about our children. Other key public concerns that Condit highlights are the complexity of genetic decision-making and potential for invasion of privacy; conflict over the human genetic code and experimentation with DNA; and family genetics and reproductive decisions. Her analysis reveals a persistent debate in the popular media between themes of genetic determinism (such as eugenics) and more egalitarian views that place genes within the complexity of biological and social life. The Meanings of the Gene offers an insightful view of our continuing efforts to grapple with our biological natures and to define what it means, and will mean in the future, to be human.

Who Owns You

Who Owns You
Science, Innovation, and the Gene Patent Wars

by David Koepsell

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2015-06-15
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1118948505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Previous edition has subtitle: the corporate gold-rush to patent your genes.

The Gene Bomb

The Gene Bomb
Does Higher Education and Advanced Technology Accelerate the Selection of Genes for Learning Disorders, ADHD, Addictive, and Disruptive Behaviors?

by David E. Comings

  • Publisher : Hope Press
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781878267399
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Have you ever wondered by in recent years there seems to be an increase in the number of children and adults with attention deficit disorder, depression, learning disabilities, autism, and anxiety. Dr. Comings proposes a provocative new theory in which the delaying of childbearing in those with longer periods of education indirectly results in the selection of genes for these disorders.

Lifelines

Lifelines
Life Beyond the Gene

by Steven Peter Russell Rose

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN : 0195150392
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A distinct voice in the nature/nurture debate, Rose's series of essays are a response to the biological reductionism of Richard Dawkins's book, The Selfish Gene (OUP, 1990), which insists that all aspects of human life are in our genes, and everything arises as a consequence of natural selection. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms, and ecosystems, and in which DNA has but one part to play.

The Gene Machine

The Gene Machine
How Genetic Technologies Are Changing the Way We Have Kids--and the Kids We Have

by Bonnie Rochman

  • Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0374713960
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A sharp-eyed exploration of the promise and peril of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward eugenics? Should doctors tell you that your infant daughter is genetically predisposed to breast cancer? If tests revealed that your toddler has a genetic mutation whose significance isn’t clear, would you want to know? In The Gene Machine, the award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman deftly explores these hot-button questions, guiding us through the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family. Rochman tells the stories of scientists working to unlock the secrets of the human genome; genetic counselors and spiritual advisers guiding mothers and fathers through life-changing choices; and, of course, parents (including Rochman herself) grappling with revelations that are sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always profound. She navigates the dizzying and constantly expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, while considering how access to more tests is altering perceptions of disability and changing the conversation about what sort of life is worth living and who draws the line. Along the way, she highlights the most urgent ethical quandary: Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora’s box of possibilities? Propelled by human narratives and meticulously reported, The Gene Machine is both a scientific road map and a meditation on our power to shape the future. It is a book that gets to the very core of what it means to be human.

The Gene Pool

The Gene Pool
A Book

by E. C. Hiatt

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN : 1475953569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Growing up as the son of a professed Methodist in a town where 90 percent of the population belongs to a cult-like religious community called the Alfeta, young Casey White has had his fill of organized religion and the tight grip it maintains on his small mountain town. In his freshman year, he begins dating Naomi Stryker, an exhilarating young woman from the Alfeta community, and they dream of the future they'll build together. But Naomi does her best to keep the trouble she's facing at home a secret; she is considered a sinner for dating outside of her faith community and for entering the church of another religion. Before they can consummate their love, however, they are caught by Naomi's outraged mother. The next night, a hysterical Naomi calls and shares a horrifying story: to save her, she is being forced to marry a lawyer chosen by her church and her future husband has already violently and physically claimed her against her will. Devastated, Casey and Naomi make one last, desperate bid at happiness and then, Naomi disappears. In the wake of her absence, Casey tries to build a new life. He fathers a child with his boss's daughter before being inducted into the navy. Soon, he's on his way to Cuba for a daring rescue mission of a foreign national with family ties to the president. Casey's new life is a whirlwind of adventure and danger but he can't outrun his heartbreak. When he is confronted with his past, will he have the strength to make the right choice?

Reconceiving the Gene

Reconceiving the Gene
Seymour Benzer's Adventures in Phage Genetics

by Frederic Lawrence Holmes

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008-10-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780300129700
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book relates how, between 1954 and 1961, the biologist Seymour Benzer mapped the fine structure of the rII region of the genome of the bacterial virus known as phage T4. Benzer’s accomplishments are widely recognized as a tipping point in mid-twentieth-century molecular biology when the nature of the gene was recast in molecular terms. More often than any other individual, he is considered to have led geneticists from the classical gene into the molecular age. Drawing on Benzer’s remarkably complete record of his experiments, his correspondence, and published sources, this book reconstructs how the former physicist initiated his work in phage biology and achieved his landmark investigation. The account of Benzer’s creativity as a researcher is a fascinating story that also reveals intriguing aspects common to the scientific enterprise.

The Extended Phenotype

The Extended Phenotype
The Long Reach of the Gene

by Richard Dawkins

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-09-14
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0192506234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Selfish Gene, Richard Dawkins crystallized the gene's eye view of evolution developed by W.D. Hamilton and others. The book provoked widespread and heated debate. Written in part as a response, The Extended Phenotype gave a deeper clarification of the central concept of the gene as the unit of selection; but it did much more besides. In it, Dawkins extended the gene's eye view to argue that the genes that sit within an organism have an influence that reaches out beyond the visible traits in that body - the phenotype - to the wider environment, which can include other individuals. So, for instance, the genes of the beaver drive it to gather twigs to produce the substantial physical structure of a dam; and the genes of the cuckoo chick produce effects that manipulate the behaviour of the host bird, making it nurture the intruder as one of its own. This notion of the extended phenotype has proved to be highly influential in the way we understand evolution and the natural world. It represents a key scientific contribution to evolutionary biology, and it continues to play an important role in research in the life sciences. The Extended Phenotype is a conceptually deep book that forms important reading for biologists and students. But Dawkins' clear exposition is accessible to all who are prepared to put in a little effort. Oxford Landmark Science books are 'must-read' classics of modern science writing which have crystallized big ideas, and shaped the way we think.

The Gene Doctors

The Gene Doctors
Medical Genetics at the Frontier

by Yvonne Baskin

  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gene Therapy

Gene Therapy
A Book

by Mauro Giacca

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2010-11-01
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 9788847016439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I entered the gene therapy field in the mid-1990s, being fascinated by the immense potential of genes as drugs for the treatment of human disease. Since then, I have experienced the ups and downs of this discipline, and tried to contribute with my work and that of my laboratory to the development of innovative approaches to the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. During these years, I have had several opp- tunities to speak on gene therapy at lectures and academic lessons, and have often noticed that the field is very attractive to scientists of all disciplines. However, as yet no comprehensive book on the subject has been published. Indeed, most books in the field are either a collection of gene transfer laboratory protocols or deal with the subject in a rather superficial manner. Hence the idea to write a gene therapy textbook that is broad and comprehensive, but at the same time provides sufficient molecular and clinical detail to be of interest to students, professors, and specialists in the various disciplines that contribute to gene therapy. I have tried to keep the language plain and, whenever possible, non-technical. Since the book is intended to be a textbook in the field of gene therapy in both the basic science and clinical areas, whenever technical descriptions are required, they are provided.

The Gene Business

The Gene Business
Who Should Control Biotechnology?

by Edward Yoxen,Department of Science and Technology Policy Edward Yoxen

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Delineates the infrastructure of genetic engineering research and industrial biotechnology and argues that the question raised by biotechnology should be decided by the good of society-at-large rather than by the scientists and corporate managers who stan

Genes in Development

Genes in Development
Re-reading the Molecular Paradigm

by Eva M. Neumann-Held,Christoph Rehmann-Sutter,Professor of Theory and Ethics in the Biosciences Christoph Rehmann-Sutter,E. Roy Weintraub,Barbara Herrnstein Smith

  • Publisher : Duke University Press Books
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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DIVExplores the debate on the biological significance and cultural meaning of genes in the development of organisms -- the molecular paradigm./div

Summary of the Gene

Summary of the Gene
By Siddhartha Mukherjee - Includes Analysis

by Instaread

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2016-06-24
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9781534906693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Summary of The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Includes Analysis Preview: The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee describes the history of genetic research, the impact of genetic inheritance on his family, and the potential for future applications of gene science. Mukherjee's father and uncles struggled with disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, both of which are linked to genetic mutations. After centuries of conjecture about the nature of familial inheritance, naturalist Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution in 1859. In 1865, botanist Gregor Mendel proposed that genetic information is passed down from both the paternal and maternal sides of the family in the form of paired genes. Thereafter, eugenics gradually became socially accepted and programs to sterilize the disabled and deviant were established in the United States. The practice of eugenics became socially abhorrent following World War II and the revelations of genocidal practices in Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. Between 1908 and 1963, scientists continued studying genetic material... PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Gene: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

The Gene Autry Book

The Gene Autry Book
A Book

by David Rothel

  • Publisher : Empire Pub
  • Release : 1988-01-01
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9780944019023
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Textbook of Gene Therapy

Textbook of Gene Therapy
A Book

by Kewal K. Jain

  • Publisher : Seattle ; Toronto : Hogrefe & Huber
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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During the past eight years following initial gene therapy experiments, more than 200 clinical protocols have been submitted worldwide and more than 2000 patients have been treated. Although a lot remains to be accomplished before gene therapy becomes a standard medical practice, enough information has accumulated to justify a textbook on the subject. Some of the procedures and products are expected to enter the marketplace and medical practice by the year 2000. The public is very much aware of the potential of gene therapy and the medical profession should prepare itself for the new developments by learning about the basics and applications of these techniques. Much of there-search has been conducted in the bio-pharmaceutical industry by gene therapy companies and the commercial opportunities for gene therapy are enormous. A large segment of the society thus has an interest in gene therapy. This book presents a unique critical review of the tremendous progress which has been made in this field. The textbook is an effort to bring a wide range of important developments together in an accessible format. This book is aimed at physicians, gene therapists, molecular biologists, nurse practitioners and students in these fields, as well as other healthcare professionals interested in developments in the field of gene therapy and its impact, both short- and long-term, on the practice of medicine. Industrial executives planning long-term strategies in gene therapy will find this handy textbook to be a comprehensive source of information on the subject and the companies involved in developing it. Prof. K. K. Jain is a neurosurgeon trained in Canada and the United States. He has heldacademic positions in major medical centers around the world. For the last decade, he has been a consultant to a number of major biopharmaceutical companies and now runs his own biotechnology company specializing in gene therapy research and documentation.