Finally, he explores the legal and ethical questions surrounding such controversial topics as stem cell research, prenatal testing, forensics, and cloning, making this volume of the Curiosity Guides series an indispensable resource for ...
Author: John Quackenbush
The DNA sequence that comprises the human genome--the genetic blueprint found in each of our cells--is undoubtedly the greatest code ever to be broken. Completed at the dawn of a new millennium, the feat electrified both the scientific community and the general public with its tantalizing promise of new and better treatments for countless diseases, including Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, and Parkinson's. Yet what is arguably the most important discovery of our time has also opened a Pandora's box of questions about who we are as humans and how the unique information stored in our genomes can and might be used, making it all the more important for everyone to understand the new science of genomics. In the CURIOSITY GUIDE TO THE HUMAN GENOME, Dr. John Quackenbush, a renowned scientist and professor, conducts a fascinating tour of the history and science behind the Human Genome Project and the technologies that are revolutionizing the practice of medicine today. With a clear and engaging narrative style, he demystifies the fundamental principles of genetics and molecular biology, including the astounding ways in which genes function, alone or together with other genes and the environment, to either sustain life or trigger disease. In addition, Dr. Quackenbush goes beyond medicine to examine how DNA-sequencing technology is changing how we think of ourselves as a species by providing new insights about our earliest ancestors and reconfirming our inextricable link to all life on earth. Finally, he explores the legal and ethical questions surrounding such controversial topics as stem cell research, prenatal testing, forensics, and cloning, making this volume of the Curiosity Guides series an indispensable resource for navigating our brave new genomic world.
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Author: Eugene Rosenberg
Publisher: Academic Press
It's in Your DNA: From Discovery to Structure, Function and Role in Evolution, Cancer and Aging describes, in a clear, approachable manner, the progression of the experiments that eventually led to our current understanding of DNA. This fascinating work tells the whole story from the discovery of DNA and its structure, how it replicates, codes for proteins, and our current ability to analyze and manipulate it in genetic engineering to begin to understand the central role of DNA in evolution, cancer, and aging. While telling the scientific story of DNA, this captivating treatise is further enhanced by brief sketches of the colorful lives and personalities of the key scientists and pioneers of DNA research. Major discoveries by Meischer, Darwin, and Mendel and their impacts are discussed, including the merging of the disciplines of genetics, evolutionary biology, and nucleic acid biochemistry, giving rise to molecular genetics. After tracing development of the gene concept, critical experiments are described and a new biological paradigm, the hologenome concept of evolution, is introduced and described. The final two chapters of the work focus on DNA as it relates to cancer and gerontology. This book provides readers with much-needed knowledge to help advance their understanding of the subject and stimulate further research. It will appeal to researchers, students, and others with diverse backgrounds within or beyond the life sciences, including those in biochemistry, genetics/molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, epidemiology, oncology, gerontology, cell biology, microbiology, and anyone interested in these mechanisms in life. Highlights the importance of DNA research to science and medicine Explains in a simple but scientifically correct manner the key experiments and concepts that led to the current knowledge of what DNA is, how it works, and the increasing impact it has on our lives Emphasizes the observations and reasoning behind each novel idea and the critical experiments that were performed to test them
Evolution by Gene Duplication. ... Curiosity Guides: The Human Genome. Charlesbridge. Williams, Tom A. 2014. ... The classical approaches to characterizing microbes in nature using DNA sequencing are discussed in detail in Woese et al.
Author: Rob DeSalle
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Human body
Inspired by an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, explores microbes and their implications for modern science and medicine.
We hear much in the news of late about “The Human Genome” and the myriad discoveries regarding its sequence, ... 146 Among the great characteristics of humans is our natural curiosity about how things work and are organized and how we ...
Author: Marvin Levin
Publisher: American Diabetes Association
Category: Health & Fitness
Diabetes complications can be prevented, and they can be treated - you need to know what you're up against and how to take care of yourself. The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications is divided into chapters on major parts and systems of the body, and the complications that may affect them, giving you the edge that you need to protect yourself and to prevent or slow down complications.
... Physics and teacher who advocated teaching by exciting curiosity among the students and then guiding them in their efforts to satisfy their curiosity . He invented the Feynman diagrams of Quantum Theory . Genome : Human genome has ...
A Reference Guide Bernice Zeldin Schacter. 7 The Human Genome Project The U.S. Human Genome Project has been formally in existence since 1990 when a fifteen - year plan was announced with the goal to complete a full map and complete ...
Author: Bernice Zeldin Schacter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Introduces the science behind biotechnology in agriculture, the environment, and health care, and discusses genetic testing and patenting human gene sequences from the perspective of scientists, doctors and corporations.
The Human Genome: The Book of Essential Knowledge. New York, NY: Imagine Publishing, Curiosity Guides. Santra, T. (2014). A bayesian framework that integrates heterogeneous data for inferring gene regulatory networks. Front. Bioeng.
Author: Benjamin Haibe-Kains
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Scientists today have access to an unprecedented arsenal of high-tech tools that can be used to thoroughly characterize biological systems of interest. High-throughput “omics” technologies enable to generate enormous quantities of data at the DNA, RNA, epigenetic and proteomic levels. One of the major challenges of the post-genomic era is to extract functional information by integrating such heterogeneous high-throughput genomic data. This is not a trivial task as we are increasingly coming to understand that it is not individual genes, but rather biological pathways and networks that drive an organism’s response to environmental factors and the development of its particular phenotype. In order to fully understand the way in which these networks interact (or fail to do so) in specific states (disease for instance), we must learn both, the structure of the underlying networks and the rules that govern their behavior. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in methods that aim to infer biological networks. These methods enable the opportunity for better understanding the interactions between genomic features and the overall structure and behavior of the underlying networks. So far, such network models have been mainly used to identify and validate new interactions between genes of interest. But ultimately, one could use these networks to predict large-scale effects of perturbations, such as treatment by multiple targeted drugs. However, currently, we are still at an early stage of comprehending methods and approaches providing a robust statistical framework to quantitatively assess the quality of network inference and its predictive potential. The scope of this Research Topic in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology aims at addressing these issues by investigating the various, complementary approaches to quantify the quality of network models. These “validation” techniques could focus on assessing quality of specific interactions, global and local structures, and predictive ability of network models. These methods could rely exclusively on in silico evaluation procedures or they could be coupled with novel experimental designs to generate the biological data necessary to properly validate inferred networks.
“Process Account of Curiosity and Interest: A Reward-Learning Perspective.” Educational Psychology Review 31 (4): 875–95. ... National Human Genome Research Institute. 2019. “Introduction to Genomics.” Genome .gov.
Author: Scott Lanning
Both a students' textbook and an instructional reference for educators, this brief but information-rich text teaches students what information literacy is and why it's such an important skill to develop. Authors Scott Lanning and Caitlin Gerrity concentrate on developing skills and behaviors that positively impact the information literacy process. They teach such skills as evaluating and using information and behaviors like exploring, analyzing, and creating. Updated to incorporate the new AASL standards, this third edition of A Concise Guide to Information Literacy includes new information on the value of curiosity and choice in the research process, offers a new model of the research process (the Reflective Inquiry Model), and updates the Decision Points Information Seeking Model that describes how student researchers choose to use the information they've found. This book has proven to be invaluable for high school and college students learning about information literacy and librarians and teachers in upper high school and community college settings.
STORY GUIDE ( A - B ROUTES ] ! ' STRATEGY GUIDE . ... I knew this action wasn't authorized for a mere soldier like me , but couldn't overcome my curiosity . ... The only thing there is a small bit of data relating to the human genome .
Author: Square Enix
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Category: Games & Activities
Over 300 full-color pages collected into a hardcover volume that explores the secrets and strategies of Square Enix's NieR:Automata! Revisit the characters, combat, and environment that enchanted players with stunning action and profound adventure from video game director Yoko Taro. Discover the intricacies of Submergence City, learn more about the characters and enemies with the Data Library, and master the Androids' arsenal! Also featuring concept art and commentary, this second volume of the NieR:Automata World Guide is a must have item for fans of the game! Dark Horse Books and Square Enix come together again to present this adaptation of the original Japanese volume, officially offered in English for the first time!
Release on 1992-02-01 | by National Academy of Sciences
GENE REGULATION 105 an exact copy but uses basic chemistry to create a complementary copy of the antisense strand, ... like promoter and enhancer regions, and introns and extrons, to guide this search for the "where" of transcription.
Author: National Academy of Sciences
Publisher: National Academies Press
Science at the Frontier takes you on a journey through the minds of some of the nation's leading young scientists as they explore the most exciting areas of discovery today. Based on the second Frontiers of Science symposium sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, this book describes recent accomplishments and new directions in ten basic fields, represented by outstanding scientists convening to discuss their research. It captures the excitement and personal quality of these exchanges, sometimes pointing to surprising connections spanning the boundaries of traditional disciplines, while providing a context for the reader that explains the basic scientific framework for the fields under discussion. The volume explores New modifications to scientific theory as geologists probe deep inside the earth and astrophysicists reach to the limits of the observable universe for answers to some of nature's most fundamental and vexing questions. The influence of research in smog formation on the public debate about how to effectively control air pollution. The increasing use of computer modeling in science, from describing the evolution of cellular automata to revealing the workings of the human brain via neural networks. The rise of dynamical systems (the study of chaotic behavior in nature) to a full-fledged science. The search to understand the regulation of gene activity and the many biological problems--such as the onset of cancer--to which it applies. Recent progress in the quest to transform what we know about photosynthesis into functional, efficient systems to tap the sun's energy. Current developments in magnetic resonance imaging and its promise for new breakthroughs in medical diagnosis. Throughout this work the reader is witness to scientific discovery and debate centered on such common concerns as the dramatic and transforming effect of computers on scientists' thinking and research; the development of more cross-disciplinary perspectives; and the very nature of the scientific enterprise itself--what it is to be part of it, and its significance for society. Science at the Frontier is must reading for informed lay readers, scientists interested in fields other than their own, and science students considering a future specialization.
Why does this book relate to lives and why must you read, now that you're still alive?
Author: Watts Isaac
Publisher: Independently Published
DISCLAIMER THIS PUBLICATION IS MY INDEPENDENT WORK. IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE OF THE MAIN BOOK BUT A GUIDE. For centuries upon centuries, scientist out of insane curiosity has been on the quest to creating humans like themselves just as Jehovah has created men in his own image as depicted by bible. In the course of this adventure, so many human lives has been lost, both lives of the human unauthourizedly used as specimens by iniquitous scientist and those of scientist who went beyond the boarder lines within the code of conduct that guide humanity thereby breaking the edge and got bitten and smitten by the serpent. In the year 1971, a young lady named Jennifer Doudna in her sixth grade, was gifted a book titled "The Double Helix" by her father Martin Kirk Doudna, a doctor of philosophy in English literature twice as an American literature professional and professor in the University of Hawaii at Hilo who enjoy reading about science and filled the home with many book on popular science. The book "The Double Helix" is a book on the discovery of the structure of DNA documented, written and published by James Watson in 1968 This gift on that casual day in their home in Holi became the fuel that powered the child Jennifer doudna's inspiration and birth three major milestone of science that even the greatest of the greatest scientists never witnessed in their life and death. Number one is CRISPR-cas9 genome editing technology which is clearly described and explained in this masterpiece in your hands right now that expose at a glance - walter isaacson's view on doudna's work. The second massive discovery from the work is the RNA interference and third is the translational control via MicroRNAs which is also keenly discussed in the leaflet of this easy-to-read piece. Why does this book relate to lives and why must you read, now that you're still alive? Jennifer Doudna driven by a passion for understanding the workings of nature and the transformation of discoveries into inventions got hold of James Watson's most important biological breakthrough on DNA structure and turned this curiosity for nature into an invention known as CRISPR that will change humanity. The sustenance of life for this rest of the century (according to the true friend of true science) is only dependent on Jennifer Doudna's CRISPR and it is said to be the only saving grace against the viral inferno called COVID-19 that disrupted the entire system of nature and almost rendered science impotent. If you don't read this ebook, you wouldn't know how much you're robbing yourself of the only scientific knowledge that guarantees HUMAN existence in this new world of biohackers insurgency. Every living human on the earth is vulnerable to viral attack and the depletion of nature is a big reinforcement for virus to rule in the affairs of men but this new scalable technology hacking powers will make life less vulnerable and make men truly trample upon diseases, pandemic and pestilences. Scroll up and click the "BUY BUTTON" to read the rolling scroll that save lives. Congratulations.
The book begins with the basic groundwork and a brief history of DNA and genetics. Chapters then cover newsworthy topics, including DNA fingerprinting, using DNA in forensic analyses, and identifying cold-case criminals.
Author: Alan McHughen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"For all those who fear they cannot understand the science of DNA -- they will soon find that they can and it's fascinating." -- Matt Ridley, author of Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters DNA, once the exclusive domain of scientists in research labs, is now the darling of popular and social media. With personal genetic testing kits in homes and GMO foods in stores, DNA is an increasingly familiar term. Unfortunately, what people know, or think they know, about DNA and genetics is often confused or incorrect. Contrary to popular belief, for instance, genes don't "skip a generation" and, no, human DNA is not "different" from DNA of other species. With popular misconceptions proliferating in the news and on the internet, how can anyone sort fact from fiction? DNA Demystified satisfies the public appetite for and curiosity about DNA and genetics. Alan McHughen, an accomplished academic and public science advocate, brings the reader up-to-speed on what we know, what we don't, and where genetic technologies are taking us. The book begins with the basic groundwork and a brief history of DNA and genetics. Chapters then cover newsworthy topics, including DNA fingerprinting, using DNA in forensic analyses, and identifying cold-case criminals. For readers intrigued by the proliferation of at-home DNA tests, the text includes fascinating explorations of genetic genealogy and family tree construction-crucial for people seeking their biological ancestry. Other chapters describe genetic engineering in medicine and pharmaceuticals, and the use of those same technologies in creating the far more controversial GMOs in food and agriculture. Throughout, the book raises provocative ethical and privacy issues arising from DNA and genetic technologies. With the author's comprehensive expertise, DNA Demystified offers an informal yet authoritative guide to the genetic marvel of DNA.
Ever wonder how you got here? This book can answer that question in more ways than one.
Author: Bryce Morgan
What do sex and flying saucers have in common? No, that's not the opening line of a bad joke. And no, it's not the tagline for a risque sci-fi film. It's an attempt to pique your curiosity about the premise of this book. In a world filled with competing voices about sex, author Bryce Morgan helps us go back to the biological basics (and build up from there), in order to find solid answers about this critical, but controversial topic. Ever wonder how you got here? This book can answer that question in more ways than one. From aliens to attraction, from reproduction to religion, from the meaning of sex to the meaning of life, Morgan takes us on a sweeping journey from DNA to the divine...and all that in less than 90 pages. For those asking questions (from curious teens to college deans) about desires within and/or debates out there, "An Alien's Guide to Sex" is a fun, fact-filled, accessible resource designed to help you consider sex from a different perspective...from an otherworldly perspective, that is.
WebWise : Guide to the Baylor College of Medicine Human Genome Sequencing Center's Web Site National Center for ... serve to satisfy a certain curiosity about the overall size of the sequencing effort undertaken by any given center .
Enter genetics with acompletely new source of objective data. Surely these old questions would soon be settled one way or another. Or would they? Bryan Sykes brings together a world-class set of contributors to debate these questions.
Author: Brian D. Sykes
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Very little excites human curiosity quite so much as contemplating human origins. More than any other branch of science, evolution - and human evolution in particular - is fraught with controversy. Working from what is essentially the same data, schools of opinion have come to diametrically opposed conclusions. Are we adapted Neanderthals, or a new species altogether which wiped them out? Did the first Americans enter the continent 30,000 or 12,000 years ago? Did the Polynesians sail against wind and current to an unknown fate, or were they just blown across from South America while out fishing? Why do we speak different languages? Is it because language traces our biological history, or are the two things completely unrelated? Evolution, because it deals with a past that can never conclusively be known, was once ideal material for perpetual debate. Enter genetics with a completely new source of objective data. Surely these old questions would soon be settled one way or another. Or would they? Bryan Sykes brings together a world-class set of contributors to debate these questions. The result is eight lively essays, each of which offers a different opinion about what the links between genes, language, and the archaeological record can tell us about human evolution - and indeed, whether they can tell us anything conclusive at all. This stimulating and challenging book poses more questions than it offers answers, eschews jargon, and pursues controversy. Guaranteed to fascinate anyone who has ever wondered how the fossil record, the incredible diversity of human language, and our genetic inheritance might combine to give a glimpse of human origins. Edited by Bryan Sykes, Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford. Publisher's note.
Release on 1992 | by National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Berk has done some important work on this question by probing a much simpler genome in a particular species of virus called adenovirus type 2 , one of the 100 or so viruses that give humans colds . This diversity of known cold viruses ...
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publisher: National Academies Press
Annotation. At Frontiers of Science symposia, leading young scientists present and discuss their work with their peers in other fields, at a level intelligible across fields (e.g. a molecular biologist makes a presentation understandable to a geologist and vice versa). This book was a collaborative effort on the part of science writer Greenwood and 1990 symposium presenters to share the "frontiers" with a wider audience--scientists in various fields and serious lay readers; future volumes are planned for the 1991 and 1992 symposia. The following topics are addressed in separate chapters: geology, photosynthesis, dynamical systems, astrophysics, gene regulation, magnetic resonance imaging, computation, atmospheric science, neural networks, and physics. Each chapter contains a bibliography and a recommended reading list. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Rebuttal: When the draft sequence of the human genome was published in 2001, many scientists were surprised that only about 30,000 genes ... As we discuss in Chapters 21 and 24, gene number is a poor guide to complexity; for one thing, ...
Author: Nicholas H. Barton
Publisher: CSHL Press
World-renowned in the fields of population genetics, bacterial genomics, paleontology, human genetics, and developmental biology, the authors have elegantly synthesized molecular biology and evolutionary biology to produce a thoroughly integrated and current text. This new (textbook) is among the best.--"Nature." Full color.
The Definitive Guide to Coping with the Challenges of Modern Grandparenting Arthur Kornhaber ... 325 Housing ( computer ) , 257 Houtman , Sally , 397 Huffing , 181 Human Genome Project , 101 , 115 Haiti , 113 Halmoni's Day ( Bercaw ) ...
Author: Arthur Kornhaber
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Category: Family & Relationships
An indispensible resource for all grandparents or soon-to-be grandparents, filled iwth invaluable information that you can refer to again and again.
Indeed , those differences do exist , but the first draft of the human genome , the blueprint of life that guides they ... an un- cal sunlight and may ensure survival should the ozone layer be dequenchable , inexhaustible curiosity ...