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The Resource The Human Genome Project : deciphering the blueprint of heredity, edited by Necia Grant Cooper ; foreword by Paul Berg

The Human Genome Project : deciphering the blueprint of heredity, edited by Necia Grant Cooper ; foreword by Paul Berg

Label
The Human Genome Project : deciphering the blueprint of heredity
Title
The Human Genome Project
Title remainder
deciphering the blueprint of heredity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Necia Grant Cooper ; foreword by Paul Berg
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries, humans have pondered the mysteries of inheritance and heredity. Questions and observations concerning inheritance can be found throughout history, from the remarkable (if discredited) theory of pangenesis, as advanced by Hippocrates in the fifth century B.C., to Gregor Mendel keenly observing the traits of generations of garden peas. Over the course of the last 100 years, great advances have been made in unraveling these mysteries, culminating now in one of the most challenging projects in the history of science - the Human Genome Project." "Unprecedented in its scope, the Human Genome Project is an international effort that seeks to create a detailed map of human DNA. This unique book, written to be accessible to the general reader, first provides a basic introduction to the ideas underlying classical and molecular genetics before going on to describe the purpose of the Human Genome Project, its approach, its triumphs, its technological pitfalls, and its ultimate implications for society. Candid discussions by key members of the scientific community - including skeptics as well as proponents of the project - bring to life the many difficult questions this research effort has raised. Not least among these are questions of ethics, since the completed map will provide genetic engineers with heretofore impossible capabilities; one might imagine a world, for instance, in which disease-causing or disabling genes could be located and eliminated from the genome." "Through photographs, micrographs, and hundreds of beautifully rendered illustrations, many of them in color, this book creates a sense of shared excitement for the reader who follows the story of this fascinating project into the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Cataloging source
CSfU
Dewey number
573.212
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.H837 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1995 A-875
  • QH 447
NLM item number
H9185 1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cooper, Necia Grant
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human Genome Project
  • Human gene mapping
  • Human genetics
  • Genome, Human
  • DNA
  • Molecular Biology
  • Human gene mapping
  • Human genetics
  • Genetica
  • Human Genome Project
  • Genanalyse
  • Mensch
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Genanalyse
  • Mensch
Label
The Human Genome Project : deciphering the blueprint of heredity, edited by Necia Grant Cooper ; foreword by Paul Berg
Instantiates
Publication
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
  • Understanding inheritance, an introduction to classical and molecular genetics / Robert P. Wagner -- Mapping the genome, the vision, the science, the implementation, a round table / with David Baltimore, David Botstein, David R. Cox [and others]. -- The Mapping of chromosome 16 / Norman A. Doggett -- DNA Libraries, recombinant clones for mapping and sequencing / Larry L. Deaven -- Computation and the Genome Project, a shotgun wedding / James W. Fickett
  • Rapid DNA sequencing based on single-molecule detection / Lloyd M. Davis, Frederick R. Fairfield, Mark L. Hammond [and others]. -- ELSI, ethical, legal, and social implications / Gerald Friedman and Richard Reichelt -- An invitation to genetics in the twenty-first century, a round table / with David Baltimore, David Botstein, Leon Botstein [and others]
Control code
ocm30058423
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780935702293
Lccn
93085290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30058423
  • (OCoLC)30058423
Label
The Human Genome Project : deciphering the blueprint of heredity, edited by Necia Grant Cooper ; foreword by Paul Berg
Publication
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
  • Understanding inheritance, an introduction to classical and molecular genetics / Robert P. Wagner -- Mapping the genome, the vision, the science, the implementation, a round table / with David Baltimore, David Botstein, David R. Cox [and others]. -- The Mapping of chromosome 16 / Norman A. Doggett -- DNA Libraries, recombinant clones for mapping and sequencing / Larry L. Deaven -- Computation and the Genome Project, a shotgun wedding / James W. Fickett
  • Rapid DNA sequencing based on single-molecule detection / Lloyd M. Davis, Frederick R. Fairfield, Mark L. Hammond [and others]. -- ELSI, ethical, legal, and social implications / Gerald Friedman and Richard Reichelt -- An invitation to genetics in the twenty-first century, a round table / with David Baltimore, David Botstein, Leon Botstein [and others]
Control code
ocm30058423
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
x, 360 pages
Isbn
9780935702293
Lccn
93085290
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30058423
  • (OCoLC)30058423

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