It's in Your DNA: From Discovery to Structure, Function and Role in Evolution, Cancer and Aging, 1st Edition

  • Eugene Rosenberg
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  • ISBN-10: 0128125683
  • ISBN-13: 9780128125687
  • DDC: 572.86
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 218 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book 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. It 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Beginning.
2: Chemistry of DNA.
3: DNA Is the Genetic Material.
4: DNA in Three Dimensions: The Double-Helix.
5: Duplicating DNA.
6: From Genes to Enzymes.
7: Cracking the Genetic Code.
8: DNA Sequencing and PCR.
9: Jumping Genes.
10: Genetic Engineering.
11: The Human Genome.
12: Human Microbiome: We Are Not Alone.
13: Contribution of Microbes to the Health of Humans, Animals, and Plants.
14: Origin of Nucleic Acids and the First Cells.
15: Evolution: From Darwin to the Hologenome Concept.
16: DNA and Cancer.
17: DNA, Aging, and Death.
Appendix Nobel Prizes Awarded for Nucleic Acid Research.
Glossary of Scientific Terms.
Selected Bibliography.