Introduction to Biology: A Closer Look at Genes and Genetic Engineering, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615305769
  • ISBN-13: 9781615305766
  • DDC: 572.8
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 88 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Although we often search social and historical documents for clues to our past, biological “documents” perhaps hold the most important evidence of our heritage. The traits we inherit from our parents and pass on to our offspring are encoded in our genes and DNA and reveal much about both our origins and our future. This volume examines the fascinating biology behind genetics and genetic disorders. It also carefully considers the principles of gene manipulation and genetic engineering whose potential to revolutionize medicine, industry, and agriculture is becoming increasingly evident with every new discovery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Genetics: The Study of Genes.
2: The Nature of Chromosomes and Genes.
3: Genetic Disorders.
4: The Practice of Genetic Engineering.
5: Applications of Genetic Engineering.
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