Encyclopedia of Genetics, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1587653192
  • ISBN-13: 9781587653193
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 863 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004

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Overview

The award-winning Encyclopedia of Genetics was originally created in 1999 to provide the general reader with a thorough yet accessible overview of one of modern science's most vital and intriguing fields. This 2004 Revised Edition adds 64 new overview essays and 25 new sidebars to the original entries, reflecting the rapid developments in an exciting branch of science that is increasingly shaping our world. The set surveys this continually evolving discipline from a variety of perspectives: historical and technical background along with balanced discussion of recent discoveries and developments. Basics of biology--from the molecular and cellular levels through the organismal level, from Mendelian principles to the latest on DNA sequencing technology--constitute the core coverage. Medical topics comprise a significant number of essays, as the genetic predisposition for many illnesses and syndromes has increasingly come to light. Genetic technologies that promise a world without hunger, disease, and disability--and promise to rewrite human values--are addressed as well.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Publisher's Note.
Preface to the Revised Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
Contributor List.
Alphabetical List of Contents.
1: Aggression.
2: Aging.
3: Albinism.
4: Alcoholism.
5: Allergies.
6: Altruism.
7: Alzheimer’s Disease.
8: Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling.
9: Ancient DNA.
10: Animal Cloning.
11: Anthrax.
12: Antibodies.
13: Antisense RNA.
14: Archaea.
15: Artificial Selection.
16: Autoimmune Disorders.
17: Bacterial Genetics and Cell Structure.
18: Bacterial Resistance and Super Bacteria.
19: Behavior.
20: Biochemical Mutations.
21: Bioethics.
22: Biofertilizers.
23: Bioinformatics.
24: Biological Clocks.
25: Biological Determinism.
26: Biological Weapons.
27: Biopesticides.
28: Biopharmaceuticals.
29: Blotting: Southern, Northern, and Western.
30: Breast Cancer.
31: Burkitt's Lymphoma.
32: Cancer.
33: cDNA Libraries.
34: Cell Culture: Animal Cells.
35: Cell Culture: Plant Cells.
36: The Cell Cycle.
37: Cell Division.
38: Central Dogma of Molecular Biology.
39: Chemical Mutagens.
40: Chloroplast Genes.
41: Cholera.
42: Chromatin Packaging.
43: Chromosome Mutation.
44: Chromosome Structure.
45: Chromosome Theory of Heredity.
46: Chromosome Walking and Jumping.
47: Classical Transmission Genetics.
48: Cloning.
49: Cloning: Ethical Issues.
50: Cloning Vectors.
51: Color Blindness.
52: Complementation Testing.
53: Complete Dominance.
54: Congenital Defects.
55: Consanguinity and Genetic Disease.
56: Criminality.
57: Cystic Fibrosis.
58: Cytokinesis.
59: Developmental Genetics.
60: Diabetes.
61: Dihybrid Inheritance.
62: Diphtheria.
63: DNA Fingerprinting.
64: DNA Isolation.
65: DNA Repair.
66: DNA Replication.
67: DNA Sequencing Technology.
68: DNA Structure and Function.
69: Down Syndrome.
70: Dwarfism.
71: Emerging Diseases.
72: Epistasis.
73: Eugenics.
74: Eugenics: Nazi Germany.
75: Evolutionary Biology.
76: Extrachromosomal Inheritance.
77: Forensic Genetics.
78: Fragile X Syndrome.
79: Gel Electrophoresis.
80: Gender Identity.
81: Gene Families.
82: Gene Regulation: Bacteria.
83: Gene Regulation: Eukaryotes.
84: Gene Regulation: Lac Operon.
85: Gene Regulation: Viruses.
86: Gene Therapy.
87: Gene Therapy: Ethical and Economic Issues.
88: Genetic Code.
89: Genetic Code, Cracking of.
90: Genetic Counseling.
91: Genetic Engineering.
92: Genetic Engineering: Agricultural Applications.
93: Genetic Engineering: Historical Development.
94: Genetic Engineering: Industrial Applications.
95: Genetic Engineering: Medical Applications.
96: Genetic Engineering: Risks.
97: Genetic Engineering: Social and Ethical Issues.
98: Genetic Load.
99: Genetic Screening.
100: Genetic Testing.
101: Genetic Testing: Ethical and Economic Issues.
102: Genetically Modified (GM) Foods.
103: Genetics, Historical Development of.
104: Genetics in Television and Films.
105: Genome Size.
106: Genomic Libraries.
107: Genomics.
108: Hardy-Weinberg Law.
109: Heart Disease.
110: Hemophilia.
111: Hereditary Diseases.
112: Heredity and Environment.
113: Hermaphrodites.
114: High-Yield Crops.
115: Homeotic Genes.
116: Homosexuality.
117: Human Genetics.
118: Human Genome Project.
119: Human Growth Hormone.
120: Huntington's Disease.
121: Hybridization and Introgression.