Multcolib School Corps Picks Genetics and DNA Grades 7-10
Annotation:Examines the events and circumstances leading to the discovery of DNA and the impact of this discovery on the scientific and medical communities.
Annotation:Science on the Edge explores and explains the science behind today's most cutting edge developments in genetics, medicine, electronics and much more. Each book also provides critical background and theory for each subject, which offers readers greater insight into the topics and debates that surround cloning, stem cell research, artificial intelligence and many others.
Annotation:In the 1860s, Austrian monk Gregor Mendel discovered the basic laws of genetics through his experiments with pea plants. In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick figured out the structure of DNA. This book traces the history of genetic discoveries from ancient beliefs about spontaneous generation to modern-day advances in cloning.
Annotation:As the field of genetic engineering continues to develop, a host of new ethical dilemmas are created. Many ethicists believe that it is our moral duty to pursue the new genetic technologies for the benefit of mankind. Others see this tinkering with nature as ethically unacceptable. This text debates the central issues of genetic modification, including human cloning, genetically modified foods and altering the genes of our descendants.
Annotation:Human cloning may be moving from the realm of science fiction to reality. Some see it as a reproductive right or believe the technology will lead to cures for a host of diseases. Others insist that all human cloning is immoral. In this timely anthology, authors examine the ramifications of both reproductive and therapeutic human cloning.
Annotation:The most important technology of the 21st century. Do a double-take with this one-of-a-kind guide. One of technology's most awe-inspiring and hotly-debated topics-cloning-is made clearer here than anywhere else. It runs the gamut from genetic- and bioengineering, to an even handed analysis of the moral, political, and ethical issues surrounding these technologies.
Annotation:Explains the issues surrounding genetic modification, looks at what GM foods are, how GM works, and examines the arguments for and against this new science.
Annotation:Everyone has probably seen the white mice or rabbits with pink eyes. Learn about these and other albino animals, the genetics that cause albinism, and the survival challenges albinos face.
Annotation:When James Watson and Francis Crick published their research on the structure of DNA in 1953, they opened the door to a new realm of scientific knowledge. Their breakthrough also paved the way for advances in biotechnology, such as genetically modified crops, transgenic animals, and cloned embryos.
Annotation:Trace the quest to solve the scientific riddle of how human traits are passed down from one generation to the next in this new book from National Geographic. The story begins in 1856, when the scientist and monk Gregor Mendel begins experiments on pea plants, not knowing that he was about to unlock the first secrets of genetics and change our understanding of heredity forever.
Annotation:Explore the crime lab with Forensics and discover how detectives use science to solve crimes. From the scene of the crime to a criminal's conviction, discover how the marks of blood, footprints, and fingerprints can lead the police to criminals.
Annotation:All it would take is one sneeze. Your DNA would be all over this book. That's right. Your spit has DNA in it. So does your skin. And your blood. That's important to police because everyone's DNA is different. With the right equipment, detectives can match a person with some blood left at a crime scene. They've put murderers in jail that way. They've also freed innocent people.
Annotation:Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world.Geneticsbrings readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic's own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and rapidly advancing our knowledge of the human condition.
Annotation:Explores the origins of humans, including how such developments as Linnaeus' classification system and recent understanding of the human genome have improved scientists' comprehension of evolution.
Annotation:Describes new technologies in medicine such as advanced imaging techniques, artificial limbs, designer drugs, gene therapies, stem cells, and nanotech medicine that are helping people live longer and discusses future medical technology.
Annotation:Explores the tools and methods used to study human origins and discusses milestones in human evolution, human movement across the planet, and the beginnings of being human through language, music, art, and technology.
Annotation:Have you ever wondered why your eyes or your hair are the color they are? Or why you can roll your tongue but your best friend can't? It's all because of genetics. This branch of biology involves the study of heredity, the passing on of traits from parents to children through genetic material.
Annotation:Born in 1822, Gregor Mendel grew up enjoying gardening and biology. His experiments with garden peas helped him explain how genetic traits in living things, such as hair color and eye color in humans are passed from generation to generation.
Annotation:Genetics Demystified offers an up-to-date, highly readable explanation of the basic principles of genetics, covering key topics such as human genetics, DNA, heredity, mutations, traits, chromosomes, and much more.
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