The Epigenetics Revolution

The Epigenetics Revolution
Author: Nessa Carey
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN: 0231530714
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epigenetics Revolution Book Excerpt:

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism's genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops or acts and shows how nurture combines with nature to engineer biological diversity. Surveying the twenty-year history of the field while also highlighting its latest findings and innovations, this volume provides a readily understandable introduction to the foundations of epigenetics. Nessa Carey, a leading epigenetics researcher, connects the field's arguments to such diverse phenomena as how ants and queen bees control their colonies; why tortoiseshell cats are always female; why some plants need cold weather before they can flower; and how our bodies age and develop disease. Reaching beyond biology, epigenetics now informs work on drug addiction, the long-term effects of famine, and the physical and psychological consequences of childhood trauma. Carey concludes with a discussion of the future directions for this research and its ability to improve human health and well-being.

Junk DNA

Junk DNA
Author: Nessa Carey
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN: 023153941X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Junk DNA Book Excerpt:

An exploration of the once-ignored portion of our DNA and the role it plays in our bodies, from the author of The Epigenetics Revolution. For decades after the identification of the structure of DNA, scientists focused only on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes to produce proteins. Other regions that make up 98 percent of the human genome were dismissed as "junk," sequences that serve no purpose. But researchers have recently discovered variations and modulations in this junk DNA that are involved with several intractable diseases. Our increasing knowledge of junk DNA has led to innovative research and treatment approaches that may finally ameliorate some of these conditions. Junk DNA can play vital and unanticipated roles in the control of gene expression, from fine-tuning individual genes to switching off entire chromosomes. These functions have forced scientists to revisit the very meaning of the word “gene” and have engendered a spirited scientific battle over whether or not this genomic “nonsense” is the source of human biological complexity. Drawing on her experience with leading scientific investigators in Europe and North America, Nessa Carey provides a clear and compelling introduction to junk DNA and its critical involvement in phenomena as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, and evolution. We are only now unlocking the secrets of junk DNA, and Nessa Carey's book is an essential resource for navigating the history and controversies of this fast-growing, hotly disputed field. “Engaging, informative, and humorous.”—Sharon Y. R. Dent, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center “A cutting-edge, exhaustive guide to the rapidly changing, ever-more mysterious genome.”—New Scientist

Hacking the Code of Life

Hacking the Code of Life
Author: Nessa Carey
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 1785784986
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hacking the Code of Life Book Excerpt:

'[A]n excellent, brisk guide to what is likely to happen as opposed to the fantastically remote.' - Los Angeles Review of Books In 2018 the world woke up to gene editing with a storm of controversy over twin girls born in China with genetic changes deliberately introduced by scientists – changes they will pass on to their own offspring. Genetic modification (GM) has been with us for 45 years now, but the new system known as CRISPR or gene editing can manipulate the genes of almost any organism with a degree of precision, ease and speed that we could only dream of ten years ago. But is it ethical to change the genetic material of organisms in a way that might be passed on to future generations? If a person is suffering from a lethal genetic disease, is it unethical to deny them this option? Who controls the application of this technology, when it makes ‘biohacking’ – perhaps of one’s own genome – a real possibility? Nessa Carey’s book is a thrilling and timely snapshot of a cutting-edge technology that will radically alter our futures and the way we prevent disease. 'A focused snapshot of a brave new world.' - Nature 'A brisk, accessible primer on the fast-moving field, a clear-eyed look at a technology that is already driving major scientific advances - and raising complex ethical questions.' - Emily Anthes, Undark

The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society

The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society
Author: Maurizio Meloni,John Cromby,Des Fitzgerald,Stephanie Lloyd
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 941
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN: 1137528796
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Palgrave Handbook of Biology and Society Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive handbook synthesizes the often-fractured relationship between the study of biology and the study of society. Bringing together a compelling array of interdisciplinary contributions, the authors demonstrate how nuanced attention to both the biological and social sciences opens up novel perspectives upon some of the most significant sociological, anthropological, philosophical and biological questions of our era. The six sections cover topics ranging from genomics and epigenetics, to neuroscience and psychology to social epidemiology and medicine. The authors collaboratively present state-of-the-art research and perspectives in some of the most intriguing areas of what can be called biosocial and biocultural approaches, demonstrating how quickly we are moving beyond the acrimonious debates that characterized the border between biology and society for most of the twentieth century. This landmark volume will be an extremely valuable resource for scholars and practitioners in all areas of the social and biological sciences. The chapter 'Ten Theses on the Subject of Biology and Politics: Conceptual, Methodological, and Biopolitical Considerations' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com. Versions of the chapters 'The Transcendence of the Social', 'Scrutinizing the Epigenetics Revolution', 'Species of Biocapital, 2008, and Speciating Biocapital, 2017' and 'Experimental Entanglements: Social Science and Neuroscience Beyond Interdisciplinarity' are available open access via third parties. For further information please see license information in the chapters or on link.springer.com.

Reincarnation Maternal Impression and Epigenesis

Reincarnation  Maternal Impression  and Epigenesis
Author: Milton Brener
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2016-11-16
ISBN: 1524559563
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reincarnation Maternal Impression and Epigenesis Book Excerpt:

The childrens memories usually last until they are of school age, about seven or eight, and their lives then are more connected with the here and now. On occasions, they last until or through adulthood. The theses of Mr. Breners two books, Our Quantum World and Reincarnation, and Something Survives, were that the explanation might lie in the theory of entanglement, one aspect of quantum physics. A brief explanation is included in Mr. Breners introduction to this book. It is sufficient to say here that his theses dealt with memories and emotionspurely mental attributes. But they did not encompass a very physical attribute that often accompanied the memoriesnamely birthmarks and birth defectssimilar to and sometimes identical to such marks and defects on the person, termed by the investigators as the prior personality, whose life the subject remembered. Breners suggested explanation for this physical phenomenon in this instance is the science of epigenetics, something to be explained in the chapters of this volume.

The New Paleo Pke Diet

The New Paleo Pke Diet
Author: Beran Parry
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2017-11-23
ISBN: 9781979980067
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Paleo Pke Diet Book Excerpt:

The science of intelligent nutrition has now reached its peak with the introduction of the complete formula for effective weight-loss and improved health and well-being. The Paleo-Keto-Epigenetic Diet System brings together all the key components to enhance the quality of our lives and encourage our bodies to burn fat naturally. PKE delivers an amazing array of health benefits -Eliminate the harmful, inflammatory foods that promote disease and store fat -Switch your metabolism from sugar-burning to fat burning and watch the weight drop off -Discover the miracle of your body's natural ability to run perfectly on your excess fat deposits -Feel the amazing increase in energy levels as your body fuels itself using ketones instead of sugars -Notice the boost to your mental faculties as your brain switches to burning ketone fuel -Reduce the risk of disease by removing the factors that encourage poor health -Revolutionise your health by respecting the way your body has evolved -Understand the dynamics of intelligent nutrition -Enjoy some of the most delicious, nutritious and healthy food your body can thrive on -Take advantage of the latest and most surprising discoveries about what constitutes great nutrition The modern dependence on a diet rich in carbohydrates has caused widespread health problems and an explosion in obesity rates. Where nutrition is concerned, even mainstream medical advice is still often thirty or forty years behind the research. The Paleo-Keto-Epigenetic Diet System draws together all the essential strands to make a complete and comprehensive nutritional programme that will change your body from a fat storage depot to a highly efficient fat-burning machine. This is how our bodies evolved. The change in eating choices eliminates toxins from the body, restores natural balance to the intestinal flora, burns excess fat, sharpens mental function, eliminates cravings and dramatically reduces the risk of disease incidence. Many of the diseases that are associated with the western lifestyle are produced by environmental factors, external influences that can trigger changes in our genes. And food is one of the major factors that can either support our health or harm it. The Epigenetics revolution has completely changed our understanding about the way our genes can trigger disease. Rather than blaming our ancestors and the blessing or curse of our genetic inheritance, we now know that many genes respond to external signals and that our food choices can either encourage or suppress the genetic response to enable or to disable a disease. That means that the medicine of the future will focus far more on prevention than cure. That future is already with us today. The Paleo Diet respects our evolutionary development. The Keto Diet switches the body into its natural, fat-burning mode. The Epigenetic Diet keeps our genes switched to their healthiest possible profile. When the three programmes are placed together, working in complete harmony, the resulting PKE Diet is the truly revolutionary approach to promoting all-round total health and weight loss that your body will enjoy to the max. It is not simply a recipe for a longer life. It's a proven recipe for a healthier, leaner, fitter, stronger and happier long life. This is the future of intelligent nutrition. This is the way we can respect our bodies and follow the most natural way of fuelling our systems and enhancing the quality of our lives. This is PKE. And now it can belong to you. For the rest of your life. Download this book TODAY!

Change Your Genes Change Your Life

Change Your Genes  Change Your Life
Author: Kenneth R. Pelletier
Publsiher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-10-01
ISBN: 1579830579
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Change Your Genes Change Your Life Book Excerpt:

Our biology is no longer destiny. Our genes respond to everything we do, according to the revolutionary new science of epigenetics. In other words, our inherited DNA doesn’t rigidly determine our health and disease prospects as the previous generation of geneticists believed. Especially in the last ten years, scientists have confirmed that the vast majority of our genes are actually fluid and dynamic. An endless supply of new studies prove that our health is an expression of how we live our lives—that what we eat and think and how we handle daily stress, plus the toxicity of our immediate environment—creates an internal biochemistry that can actually turn genes on or off. Managing these biochemical effects on our genome is the new key to radiant wellness and healthy longevity. Now gaining broad credibility among scientists, the study of epigenetics is at the forefront of modern medicine. According to the author, the real upshot of the epigenetic revolution is that it opens the door to what futurists call personalized medicine. For the first time in a trade book, Dr. Pelletier explains in layperson’s language the genetic biomarkers that will become the standard reference for measuring which specific lifestyle changes are required to optimize a given individual’s health. In the very near future, each person’s state-of-the-art genetic and epigenetic profile—matched with other precise indicators such as assays of the gut microbiome—will guide their daily health practices. This short but profound book by a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine introduces readers to this exciting new field, and reveals the steps that each of us can take today to change our genetic expression and thereby optimize our health for a lifetime.

DNA

DNA
Author: James D. Watson,Andrew Berry,Kevin Davies
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN: 0385351208
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DNA Book Excerpt:

The definitive insider's history of the genetic revolution--significantly updated to reflect the discoveries of the last decade. James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact--practical, social, and ethical--on our society and our world.

Evolutionary Economics and Equality

Evolutionary Economics and Equality
Author: Greg Horsman
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2013-05
ISBN: 9781480106413
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary Economics and Equality Book Excerpt:

Five decades of tax cuts for the rich have been linked to income inequality, but not economic growth. The 2008 economic debacle was the tipping point, accelerating the call for changes, and heralding the lost decade. This highlights the hollowing out of the middle class and the polarization of jobs – job growth for high and low paying jobs. People who want work, but cannot find work suffer greatly, not just from the loss of income, but from the diminished sense of self-worth. The Occupy Wall Street protests began – connected by the anger of the common person against the banks for manipulating the system and tanking the economy. The ongoing widespread unemployment, and the discovery that the economic system is not as good as they once believed, is a source of disillusionment. This is the present state.Accepted ways of thinking are being challenged – ushering in a new Age of Enlightenment! The Occupy Wall Street protesters challenge the excess of corporations in general, and in particular, a government controlled by corporate money, and increasing inequality – the growing income gap between the very wealthy and the rest of society. In the past decade, the epigenetics revolution has rewritten our understanding of genetics disease and inheritance – challenging the old way of thinking. Individuals are much more sensitive to exposures from their environment, diet and lifestyles than previously thought. Individuals should have an equal chance and freedom to chose among alternative vocations that they could possibly lead, if not fettered by preventable epigenetic burdens. Many have suggested that banks should not be 'too big to fail' rather be reduced in size. In the past four years reforms have eluded legislators, and banks have become even larger. The sense is that innovation should be redirected from products designed specifically to increase the size of banks' profits, to innovation that produces jobs. Evolutionary economics represents a new mind set to support an approach in a future state to wealth creation through technological innovation. This new system will control the epigenetic harms that have the potential to affect every aspect of our lives. In the future state, the new equality will allow individuals to achieve their full potential with new freedom linked to capabilities. Epigenetics will play a role in controlling the epidemic of chronic disease appearing on the horizon.

Cosmetic Industry Approaches to Epigenetics and Molecular Biology Harry s Cosmeticology 9th Ed

Cosmetic Industry Approaches to Epigenetics and Molecular Biology  Harry s Cosmeticology 9th Ed
Author: Rebecca James Gadberry,Howard Epstein,Jean-Marie Botto
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN: 9780820601830
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cosmetic Industry Approaches to Epigenetics and Molecular Biology Harry s Cosmeticology 9th Ed Book Excerpt:

The new 9th edition of Harry's Cosmeticology is available as a 3 volume set containing over 2600 pages of new information on the recent changes in the cosmetic and personal care industry. Chemical Publishing is now offering key parts of the title for those interested in a particular subject area covered in the book. Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Edition has developed a new line of "Focus Books" for this purpose. Focus books are a series of selected chapters that can be used as a reference guide for a particular subject area. This focus book covers: - Part 1.4 Understanding the Value of Molecular Cell Biology and Gene Analysis for the Next Generation of Cosmetic Products - Auhtor: Howard Epstein Ph.D. - Part 4.3.3 MicroRNAs in Skin Physiology - Authors: - Jean-Marie Botto (Ph.D.), Valre Busuttil (Ph.D.), Florian Labarrade (M.Sc.), Catherine Serre (M.Sc.), Laurine Bergeron (M.Sc.), Christophe Capallere (M.Sc.), Nouha Domloge (M.D.) - Ashland Specialties France, Global Skin Research Center, - Upstream Research, Sophia-Antipolis, France. - Part 5.6 Epigenetics of Skin Aging - Author - Rebecca James Gadberry - Senior Instructor & Program Coordinator, Cosmetic Sciences, UCLA Extension Consultant, Skin Care Strategy, Brand & Product Development - Part 1.4 Understanding the Value of Molecular Cell Biology and Gene Analysis for the Next Generation of Cosmetic Products - Author: Howard Epstein Ph.D., - EMD Chemicals, Philadelphia PA - Table of Contents - 1.4.1 Introduction - 1.4.2 Principles of Molecular Biology - 1.4.3 Proteomics, genomics and epigenetics - 1.4.4 Application for Skin Care - 1.4.5 (Future perspectives) Conclusion - References - Glossary - Part 4.3.3 MicroRNAs in Skin Physiology - Authors: Jean-Marie Botto (Ph.D.), Valre Busuttil (Ph.D.), Florian Labarrade (M.Sc.), Catherine Serre (M.Sc.), Laurine Bergeron (M.Sc.), Christophe Capallere (M.Sc.), Nouha Domloge (M.D.) - Ashland Specialties France, Global Skin Research Center, - Upstream Research, Sophia-Antipolis, France. - Table of Contents: - 4.3.3.1 RNA interference and microRNAs timeline of the discoveries - a. Discovery of microRNAs - b. The concept of RNA interference - 4.3.3.2 MicroRNAs: nomenclature, structure, function, mechanism of action - 4.3.3.3 How MicroRNAs regulate various aspects of human physiology and epigenetics - 4.3.3.4 MicroRNAs and skin physiology - a. Introduction on skin - b. MicroRNAs and cutaneous biology - c. Epidermal renewal and skin barrier - d. MiR-203 is a master regulator of epidermal differentiation - e. P63, SOCS3, Zfp281, JUN, and ABL1 are the major mir-203 targets in the epidermis - f. Other microRNAs important in epidermal renewal - g. Skin pigmentation - h. Dermal physiology - i. MicroRNAs and the hypodermal adipocytes - j. Hair follicle morphogenesis - 4.3.3.5 Interest of microRNAs in the evaluation in vitro of anti-aging dermo-cosmetic ingredients - a. Skin aging - b. MicroRNAs and cellular senescence - c. Tissue-engineering and microRNA studies - Conclusion - References - Glossary - Part 5.6 Epigenetics of Skin Aging - Author: Rebecca James Gadberry - Senior Instructor & Program Coordinator, Cosmetic Sciences, UCLA Extension Consultant, Skin Care Strategy, Brand & Product Development - Table of Contents: - 5.6.1 The Human Genome Project Gives Birth To The Epigenetic Revolution - 5.6.2 Epigenetics Defined - 5.6.3 Two Primary Epigenetic Mechanisms - 1. DNA methylation - 2. Chromatin remodeling and histone modification - 5.6.4 Epigenetic Links To Aging - 5.6.5 Epigenetics And Aging Skin - 5.6.6 Epigenetics Mechanisms In DNA Damage and Repair - 5.6.7 Cosmetic Ingredients As Epigenetic Modifiers - 5.6.8 Nutriepigenetics: How Diet Alters the Epigenome - 5.6.9 Epigenetics: The Unifying Theory Of Aging? - 5.6.10 What the Future Holds - References - Glossary - List of Figures -

Development

Development
Author: V.E.A. Russo,D.J. Cove,L.G. Edgar,R. Jaenisch,F. Salamini
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 3642598285
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Development Book Excerpt:

Studies of organisms have led to a greatly improved understanding of the genetic mechanisms underlying developmental processes, and the epigenetic and environmental influences on these processes. This second edition reviews these three levels and their relative importance to give the reader a clear picture of one of the most exciting areas of current biological research.

Lysenko s Ghost

Lysenko s Ghost
Author: Loren Graham
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2016-04-11
ISBN: 0674089057
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lysenko s Ghost Book Excerpt:

Lysenko became one of the most notorious figures in twentieth-century science after his genetic theories were discredited decades ago. Yet some scientists now claim that discoveries in epigenetics prove that he was right after all. Loren Graham reopens the case, to determine whether new developments in molecular biology validate Lysenko’s claims.

The Black Box of Biology

The Black Box of Biology
Author: Michel Morange
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN: 0674245253
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Box of Biology Book Excerpt:

In this masterful account, a historian of science surveys the molecular biology revolution, its origin and continuing impact. Since the 1930s, a molecular vision has been transforming biology. Michel Morange provides an incisive and overarching history of this transformation, from the early attempts to explain organisms by the structure of their chemical components, to the birth and consolidation of genetics, to the latest technologies and discoveries enabled by the new science of life. Morange revisits A History of Molecular Biology and offers new insights from the past twenty years into his analysis. The Black Box of Biology shows that what led to the incredible transformation of biology was not a simple accumulation of new results, but the molecularization of a large part of biology. In fact, Morange argues, the greatest biological achievements of the past few decades should still be understood within the molecular paradigm. What has happened is not the displacement of molecular biology by other techniques and avenues of research, but rather the fusion of molecular principles and concepts with those of other disciplines, including genetics, physics, structural chemistry, and computational biology. This has produced decisive changes, including the discoveries of regulatory RNAs, the development of massive scientific programs such as human genome sequencing, and the emergence of synthetic biology, systems biology, and epigenetics. Original, persuasive, and breathtaking in its scope, The Black Box of Biology sets a new standard for the history of the ongoing molecular revolution.

The New Paleo Pke Diet

The New Paleo Pke Diet
Author: Beran Parry
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN: 9781517017217
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Paleo Pke Diet Book Excerpt:

The science of intelligent nutrition has now reached its peak with the introduction of the complete formula for effective weight-loss and improved health and well being. The Paleo-Keto-Epigenetic Diet System brings together all the key components to enhance the quality of our lives and encourage our bodies to burn fat naturally. PKE delivers an amazing array of health benefits * Eliminate the harmful, inflammatory foods that promote disease and store fat * Switch your metabolism from sugar-burning to fat burning and watch the weight drop off * Discover the miracle of your body's natural ability to run perfectly on your excess fat deposits * Feel the amazing increase in energy levels as your body fuels itself using ketones instead of sugars * Notice the boost to your mental faculties as your brain switches to burning ketone fuel * Reduce the risk of disease by removing the factors that encourage poor health * Revolutionise your health by respecting the way your body has evolved * Understand the dynamics of intelligent nutrition * Enjoy some of the most delicious, nutritious and healthy food your body can thrive on * Take advantage of the latest and most surprising discoveries about what constitutes great nutrition The modern dependence on a diet rich in carbohydrates has caused widespread health problems and an explosion in obesity rates. Where nutrition is concerned, even mainstream medical advice is still often thirty or forty years behind the research. The Paleo-Keto-Epigenetic Diet System draws together all the essential strands to make a complete and comprehensive nutritional programme that will change your body from a fat storage depot to a highly efficient fat-burning machine. This is how our bodies evolved. The change in eating choices eliminates toxins from the body, restores natural balance to the intestinal flora, burns excess fat, sharpens mental function, eliminates cravings and dramatically reduces the risk of disease incidence. Many of the diseases that are associated with the western lifestyle are produced by environmental factors, external influences that can trigger changes in our genes. And food is one of the major factors that can either support our health or harm it. The Epigenetics revolution has completely changed our understanding about the way our genes can trigger disease. Rather than blaming our ancestors and the blessing or curse of our genetic inheritance, we now know that many genes respond to external signals and that our food choices can either encourage or suppress the genetic response to enable or to disable a disease. That means that the medicine of the future will focus far more on prevention than cure. That future is already with us today. The Paleo Diet respects our evolutionary development. The Keto Diet switches the body into its natural, fat-burning mode. The Epigenetic Diet keeps our genes switched to their healthiest possible profile. When the three programmes are placed together, working in complete harmony, the resulting PKE Diet is the truly revolutionary approach to promoting all-round total health and weight loss that your body will enjoy to the max. It is not simply a recipe for a longer life. It's a proven recipe for a healthier, leaner, fitter, stronger and happier long life. This is the future of intelligent nutrition. This is the way we can respect our bodies and follow the most natural way of fuelling our systems and enhancing the quality of our lives. This is PKE. And now it can belong to you. For the rest of your life. Download this book TODAY!

DNA

DNA
Author: James Watson
Publsiher: Arrow
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 9781784758042
Category: DNA
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DNA Book Excerpt:

Along with Francis Crick, James Watson was the discoverer of the double helix structure of the DNA molecule, realising both how it was able to reproduce itself and how, through its immense variety, it was able to pass on genetic instructions from one generation to the next. Their discovery paved the way for fifty years of explosive scientific achievement of extraordinary importance, both in strictly scientific terms and in its technological and social significance. From Dolly the sheep to GM foods to designer babies, science-related newspaper headlines have been dominated by the implications of their work. In DNA, now fully updated and revised to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics and agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research, Watson tells the story of this pioneering research and its impact on the world in which we live, from its beginnings to the present day. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact - practical, social, and ethical - on our society and our world.

Molecular Tinkering

Molecular Tinkering
Author: Ben Martynoga
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-09-11
ISBN: 1789014271
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Molecular Tinkering Book Excerpt:

Reveals some of the thrilling developments that have transformed biology since the 1960s. Highlights the challenges ahead for biologists but suggests what they can learn from the past. Energetic, jargon-free writing that will appeal to a broad audience. During the 1960s Edinburgh became a hotbed for a forward-thinking group of biologists. This is the story of these innovators who saw that life’s big mysteries were best tackled by studying its molecular foundations. It introduces the eccentric thinkers, ingenious tinkerers and tenacious experimenters who broke down the cultural barriers between traditional scientific disciplines. They produced a series of transformative ideas and tools that wholly reoriented biology. Edinburgh scientists invented genetic engineering. They laid the foundations for DNA fingerprinting and the human genome project. They also cloned Dolly the sheep, purified the first gene and kick-started the now-influential fields of epigenetics and systems biology. Yet Edinburgh’s leading role in most of these world-changing stories have not been told before. Ben Martynoga intertwines science, biography and anecdote to describe the roots and lasting significance of key biological concepts. He describes the crucial micro-details, the blind alleys, botched experiments, and chance encounters to give a rare insight into the way science really progresses. Now, in the 21st century, biology is increasingly a ‘big science’ endeavour. A deeper understanding of biology could deliver not only new drugs and diagnostics, but also improved ways to feed, clothe and fuel us. But the world still awaits the long-promised fruits of biology’s molecular revolution. The successes of Edinburgh’s unsung molecular pioneers remind us why it is crucial to carve out space for small-scale, curiosity-led research.

The Epigenetics of Birds

The Epigenetics of Birds
Author: Conrad Hal Waddington
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Birds
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epigenetics of Birds Book Excerpt:

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007
Author: Richard Preston,Tim Folger
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780618722310
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2007 Book Excerpt:

Collects nature- and science-based essays by such authors as Anne Fadiman, Brian Hayes, Cullen Murphy, and Gary Taubes.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology
Author: Terry Hilleman
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-01-03
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Biology Book Excerpt:

Examining the conditions necessary to support life in a wide range of environments, this book investigates the parameters required and the destruction thereof.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing

The Best American Science and Nature Writing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Best American Science and Nature Writing Book Excerpt: