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The Resource Genetics : why we are who we are, Tom Jackson

Genetics : why we are who we are, Tom Jackson

Label
Genetics : why we are who we are
Title
Genetics
Title remainder
why we are who we are
Statement of responsibility
Tom Jackson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inside of every plant, animal, and human lies thousands of genes. These genes and the DNA they are composed of are the basis for heredity. Before we are born, the information encoded in our genes determines our physical features, predisposition to disease, and more. Genetics traces our understanding of heredity from the discovery of inheritance to modern day, as scientists seek to manipulate genes in order to control the blueprints of life. Topics in this book include genetically modified food, epigenetics, stem cells, and xenobiology. Readers are given balanced information about these controversial topics and encouraged to think critically to form their own opinions
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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1972-
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Jackson, Tom
Dewey number
576.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH437.5
LC item number
.J33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The big questions
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetics
  • Genes
  • DNA
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Genetics : why we are who we are, Tom Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Q1. What is a gene? -- Q2. How are genes passed on? -- Q3. How does DNA work? -- Q4. Why are genes selfish? -- Q5. Who were the first geneticists? -- Q6. What is genetic modification? -- Q7. Why do we clone animals? -- Q8. Can DNA be a parasite? -- Q9. Why do some inherited traits make survival harder? -- Q10. Can we alter our genes? -- Q11. What is a DNA fingerprint? -- Q12. Can we improve on DNA? -- Q13. What is memetics?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781502628084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn978628009
  • (OCoLC)978628009
  • 2479836
Label
Genetics : why we are who we are, Tom Jackson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Q1. What is a gene? -- Q2. How are genes passed on? -- Q3. How does DNA work? -- Q4. Why are genes selfish? -- Q5. Who were the first geneticists? -- Q6. What is genetic modification? -- Q7. Why do we clone animals? -- Q8. Can DNA be a parasite? -- Q9. Why do some inherited traits make survival harder? -- Q10. Can we alter our genes? -- Q11. What is a DNA fingerprint? -- Q12. Can we improve on DNA? -- Q13. What is memetics?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781502628084
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn978628009
  • (OCoLC)978628009
  • 2479836

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