The Resource The Language of Genetics : An Introduction, Denis R. Alexander

The Language of Genetics : An Introduction, Denis R. Alexander

Label
The Language of Genetics : An Introduction
Title
The Language of Genetics
Title remainder
An Introduction
Statement of responsibility
Denis R. Alexander
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
<DIV> The Language of Genetics: An Introduction is the seventh title published in the Templeton Science and Religion Series, in which scientists from a wide range of fields distill their experience and knowledge into brief tours of their respective specialties. In this volume, Dr. Denis R. Alexander offers readers a basic toolkit of information, explanations, and ideas that can help us grasp something of the fascination and the challenge of the language of genetics. Alexander surveys the big picture, covering such topics as the birth of the field; DNA: what it is, how it works, and how it was discovered; our genetic history; the role of genes in diseases, epigenetics, and genetic engineering. The book assumes the reader has little scientific background, least of all in genetics, and approaches these issues in a very accessible way, free of specialized or overly technical jargon. In the last chapter, Dr. Alexander explores some of the big questions raised by genetics: what are its implications for notions of human value and uniqueness? Is evolution consistent with religious belief? If we believe in a God of love, then how come the evolutionary process, utterly dependent upon the language of genetics, is so wasteful and involves so much pain and suffering? How far should we go in manipulating the human genome? Does genetics subvert the idea that life has some ultimate meaning and purpose? Genetics is a rapidly advancing field; it seems new discoveries make headlines every other week. The Language of Genetics is intended to give the general reader the knowledge he or she needs to assess and understand the next big story in genetics. </DIV>
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
576.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH431
LC item number
.A378 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Templeton science and religion series
Label
The Language of Genetics : An Introduction, Denis R. Alexander
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-301) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of genetics -- Genes and information flow -- Body building and genetics -- Why and how do genes vary? -- How genes rescued Darwinian evolution -- Genetics and the evolutionary tree of life -- The genetics of human evolution -- The rainbow diversity of humanity -- The genetic basis of disease -- Guarding our genomes : the impact of epigenetics -- Genetic engineering -- Genetics and the big questions of life
Control code
ocn753968468
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 320 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781599473871
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b35485759
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)753968468
  • pebcs1599473879

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