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Multcolib School Corps Picks Genetics and DNA Grades 7-10

Understanding DNA
Understanding DNA A Breakthrough in Medicine By Allan, Tony (Book - 2002 ) j 572.86 A418u 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Examines the events and circumstances leading to the discovery of DNA and the impact of this discovery on the scientific and medical communities.

Genetically Engineered Foods
Genetically Engineered Foods By Bledsoe, Karen E. (Book - 2006 ) j 631.523 B646g 2006 All copies in use Availability details

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.

Forensic Science
Forensic Science By Cooper, Christopher (Book Plus CD - 2008 ) j 363.25 C776f 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the history of forensic science and the many ways scientists use to solve crimes, from fingerprinting to DNA samples.

Barbara McClintock
Barbara McClintock Geneticist By Cullen, J. Heather (Book - 2003 ) j B-Ma132c 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents the life and career of the geneticist who in 1983 was awarded the Nobel Prize for her study of maize cells.

Genetics
Genetics By Day, Trevor (Book - 2004 ) j 576.5 D275g 2004 Available in some locations

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.

You Can't Wear These Genes
You Can't Wear These Genes By Duke, Shirley Smith (Book - 2011 ) j 576.5 D8775y 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces genetics, discusses how traits are passed from parent to child, and explains gene mutations.

The Ethics of Human Cloning
The Ethics of Human Cloning (Book - 2005 ) 176 E84 2005 Available in some locations

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.

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering By Fridell, Ron (Book - 2006 ) j 660.65 F898g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:An introduction to genetic engineering.

Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering (Book - 2013 ) 576.5 G3283 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Contains pro and con essays about genetic engineering, including a section on genetically-modified food.

Genetics
Genetics (Book - 2004 ) j 576.5 T974g 2004 Available in some locations

Annotation:Explores DNA, how it determines heredity, and some of the implications of recent genetic discoveries. Includes related activities.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Cloning
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Cloning By Gralla, Jay D. (Book - 2004 ) 660.65 G744c 2004 Available in some locations

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.

Genetically Modified Food
Genetically Modified Food By Green, Jen (Book - 2006 ) j 631.523 G796g 2006 Available in some locations

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.

Albino Animals
Albino Animals By Halls, Kelly Milner (Book - 2004 ) j 572.59 H193a 2004 Available in some locations

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.

Genetics
Genetics By Johnson, Rebecca L. (Book - 2006 ) j 576.5 J68g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tells the story of how scientists cracked the code of life and revolutionized molecular biology.

Decoding Genes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
Decoding Genes With Max Axiom, Super Scientist By Keyser, Amber (Book - 2010 ) jgn 576.5 KEYSER 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In graphic novel format, follow the adventures of Max Axiom as he explains the science behind genes.

Double Helix
Double Helix The Quest to Uncover the Structure of DNA By Phelan, Glen (Book - 2006 ) j 572.86 P538d 2006 Available in some locations

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.

Forensics
Forensics By Platt, Richard (Book - 2005 ) j 363.25 P719f 2005 Available in some locations

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.

Guilty by A Hair!
Guilty by A Hair! Real-life DNA Matches By Prokos, Anna (Book - 2007 ) j 572.86 P964g 2007 Available in some locations

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.

DNA
DNA A Graphic Guide to the Molecule That Shook the World By Rosenfield, Israel (Book - 2011 ) GN 572.86 ROSENFIEL 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Suitable for use in and out of the classroom, this volume covers DNA's many marvels, from its original discovery in 1869 to early-twentieth-century debates on the mechanisms of inheritance and the deeper nature of life's evolution and variety.

Genetics
Genetics From DNA to Designer Dogs By Simpson, Kathleen (Book - 2008 ) j 576.5 S613g 2008 Available in some locations

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.

The Human Story
The Human Story Our Evolution From Prehistoric Ancestors to Today By Sloan, Christopher (Book - 2004 ) j 599.938 S634h 2004 Available in some locations

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.

Medical Technology
Medical Technology By Snedden, Robert (Book - 2009 ) j 610.28 S671m 2009 Available in some locations

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.

DNA
DNA The Master Molecule of Life By Stille, Darlene R. (Book - 2006 ) j 572.86 S857d 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces genes and DNA, the genetic code, RNA and the protein factory, and making use of DNA.

Genetics
Genetics A Living Blueprint By Stille, Darlene R. (Book - 2006 ) j 576.5 S857g 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:Provides an introduction to genetics from cloning to cross breeding.

Bones, Brains, and DNA
Bones, Brains, and DNA The Human Genome and Human Evolution By Tattersall, Ian (Book - 2007 ) j 599.938 T221bb 2007 Available in some locations

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.

Genetics
Genetics By Van Gorp, Lynn (Book - 2009 ) j 576.5 V253g 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Gregor Mendel
Gregor Mendel Genetics Pioneer By Van Gorp, Lynn (Book - 2009 ) j B-M537v 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Genes & DNA
Genes & DNA By Walker, Richard (Book - 2003 ) j 576.5 W183g 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:Genes & DNA explores modern genetics, from an investigation of genes and their function, to forensics, therapy, and cloning.

Genetics Demystified
Genetics Demystified By Willett, Edward (Book - 2006 ) 576.5 W713g 2006 All copies in use Availability details

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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