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A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History
by Nicholas Wade
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Drawing on startling new evidence from the mapping of the genome, an explosive new account of the genetic basis of race and its role in the human story   Fewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological... (read more)

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The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
The Seven Daughters of Eve: The Science That Reveals Our Genetic Ancestry
by Bryan Sykes
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In 1994 Bryan Sykes was called in as an expert to examine the frozen remains of a man trapped in glacial ice in northern Italy for over 5000 years--the Ice Man. Sykes succeeded in extracting DNA from the Ice Man, but even more important, writes ?, was... (read more)

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures
by Christine Kenneally
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“The richest, freshest, most fun book on genetics in some time.” —The New York Times Book Review   We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by forces that are invisible to us? In The... (read more)

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Dna : Secret of Life (03 Edition)
Dna : Secret of Life (03 Edition)
by James D. Watson
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For home or classroom, this entertaining 35-minute DVD movie and full-color book introduce and explain the discovery and function of DNA, the central code of all living things.... (read more)

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Cartoon Guide to Genetics
Cartoon Guide to Genetics
by Larry Gonick
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Have you ever asked yourself: Are spliced genes the same as mended Levis? Watson and Crick? Aren't they a team of British detectives? Plant sex? Can they do that? Is Genetic Mutation the name of one of those heavy metal bands? Asparagine? Which of the... (read more)

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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
by Matt Ridley
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Matt Ridley's Genome is one of the best, and most popular, works of popular science of recent years, in line with such instant classics as Richard Rhodes's The Making of the Atomic Bomb or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. Ever since James Watson and... (read more)

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Agile Gene : How Nature Turns on Nurture (03 Edition)
Agile Gene : How Nature Turns on Nurture (03 Edition)
by Matt Ridley
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Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior. Ridley recounts the hundred years' war between... (read more)

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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
by Matt Ridley
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Matt Ridley's Genome is one of the best, and most popular, works of popular science of recent years, in line with such instant classics as Richard Rhodes's The Making of the Atomic Bomb or Brian Greene's The Elegant Universe. Ever since James Watson and... (read more)

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Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human
Nature via Nurture: Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human
by Matt Ridley
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"Thinkers will find lots of grist for the mill here. Much more than a book about genetics, Nature Via Nurture is about how life works, why people are so complex, and how unproductive it is to view the world in terms of A vs. B. This would make a good... (read more)

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The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity After the Human Genome Project (Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century)
The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity After the Human Genome Project (Biopolitics: Medicine, Technoscience, and Health in the 21st Century)
by Kelly E Happe
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In 2000, the National Human Genome Research Institute announced the completion of a “draft” of the human genome, the sequence information of nearly all 3 billion base pairs of DNA. In the wake of this major scientific accomplishment, the... (read more)

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The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code
by Sam Kean
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA. In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In... (read more)

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My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk at a Time
My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk at a Time
by Lone Frank
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What if you could predict your future – which political party you will vote for, what kind of person you will marry, which disease will end your life, whether your blue mood will fester into something more troubling, even debilitating. Would you... (read more)

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Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the President's Council on Bioethics
Human Cloning and Human Dignity: The Report of the President's Council on Bioethics
by Leon R. Kass
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Includes bibliographical references (p.257-265)."... (read more)

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Methods in Molecular Biology #2031: Expressed Sequence Tags (Ests): Generation and Analysis
Methods in Molecular Biology #2031: Expressed Sequence Tags (Ests): Generation and Analysis
by John Parkinson
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Over the past two decades, expressed sequence tags (ESTs - single pass reads from randomly selected cDNAs), have proven to be a remarkably cost-effective route for the purposes of gene discovery. Gaining in popularity, millions of ESTs have now been... (read more)

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Signs of Life the Language & Meanings Of
Signs of Life the Language & Meanings Of
by Robert Pollack
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Called "provocative," "magnificent," and "lucid" by critics, SIGNS OF LIFE presents a fresh and engaging look at nature's most wondrous chemical. DNA, biologist Robert Pollack suggests, should be seen as a work of great natural literature, a three... (read more)

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
by J Craig Venter
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
by J Craig Venter
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“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in modern science: the creation of the... (read more)

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Rosalind Franklin and DNA
Rosalind Franklin and DNA
by Anne Sayre
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In this classic work Anne Sayre, a journalist and close friend of Franklin, puts the record straight.... (read more)

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The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering (Canto Book)
The Thread of Life: The Story of Genes and Genetic Engineering (Canto Book)
by Susan Aldridge
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DNA "fingerprinting," genetic engineering of food, genetic screening, gene therapy, the human genome project...there is no shortage of news these days about the genetic revolution. The purpose of this book is to take the interested reader behind the... (read more)

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Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
Time, Love, Memory: A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior
by Jonathan Weiner
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Jonathan Weiner went to Harvard University with the intention of becoming a biologist, but found himself seduced by poetry. He went on to complete his degree in English and American literature. Yet, his love for biology never abated. His first foray... (read more)

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