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The Resource Decoding the language of genetics, David Botstein

Decoding the language of genetics, David Botstein

Label
Decoding the language of genetics
Title
Decoding the language of genetics
Statement of responsibility
David Botstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this book, the distinguished geneticist David Botstein offers help and advice to scientists and physicians daunted by the arcane technical terms that flourish in his discipline. As knowledge of gene function has progressed over the past century, it has acquired a vocabulary of specialized, sometimes confusing, terms to explain some of its fundamental principles; how traits and diseases are inherited; how genes are organized and regulated in the genome; and how the genetic code is read and translated by cells. These terms often prevent the less expert from fully understanding the concepts that underlie the power of genetic studies. This is not just a theoretical handicap. As more and more individuals learn about their genomes, the information these sequences contain cannot be understood or explained without reference to the basic ideas of genetics. Botstein draws on his long experience as a teacher and pioneering scientist to explain and illuminate what many genetic terms mean and how they entered common usage."--Back coverr
  • "This is a book about the conceptual language of genetics. There is a need for special words and terms to deal with some of the essential abstractions in genetics; these are the focus of this book. It is intended to help readers with diverse interests and experience to think about genetic analysis in a more sophisticated and creative way."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Botstein, David
Dewey number
572.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.B6355 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 K-230
  • QU 15
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Genetics
  • Terminology as Topic
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Genetics
  • Génétique humaine
Label
Decoding the language of genetics, David Botstein
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The basics -- 2. Implicit experiments and the functional gene -- 3. Recombination and linkage mapping -- 4. Pathway analysis -- 5. Regulation of metabolic pathways -- 6. Phage and the beginning of molecular genetics -- 7. Transcription, translation and the genetic code -- 8. Suppression genetics -- 9. Functional suppression -- 10. The genetics of complex phenotypes -- 11. Transcriptional regulation of gene expression -- 12. The modular architecture of genes and genomes -- 13. Evolution conserves functional sequences -- 14. Human population genetics -- 15. Inferring human gene function from disease alleles --- 16. What is next in genetics and genomics?
Control code
ocn910475513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781621820925
Lccn
2015012574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025280538
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781621820925
  • (OCoLC)910475513
Label
Decoding the language of genetics, David Botstein
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The basics -- 2. Implicit experiments and the functional gene -- 3. Recombination and linkage mapping -- 4. Pathway analysis -- 5. Regulation of metabolic pathways -- 6. Phage and the beginning of molecular genetics -- 7. Transcription, translation and the genetic code -- 8. Suppression genetics -- 9. Functional suppression -- 10. The genetics of complex phenotypes -- 11. Transcriptional regulation of gene expression -- 12. The modular architecture of genes and genomes -- 13. Evolution conserves functional sequences -- 14. Human population genetics -- 15. Inferring human gene function from disease alleles --- 16. What is next in genetics and genomics?
Control code
ocn910475513
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 223 pages
Isbn
9781621820925
Lccn
2015012574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025280538
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781621820925
  • (OCoLC)910475513

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