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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 The... (read more)

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Mutants : on Genetic Variety and the Human Body (03 Edition)
Mutants : on Genetic Variety and the Human Body (03 Edition)
by Armand Marie Leroi
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Visit Armand Marie Leroi on the web: http://armandleroi.com/index.html Stepping effortlessly from myth to cutting-edge science, Mutants gives a brilliant narrative account of our genetic code and the captivating people whose bodies have revealed it... (read more)

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Genomes and What to Make of Them
Genomes and What to Make of Them
by Barry Barnes
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In 2003 the Human Genome Project announced that it had achieved a stunning scientific breakthrough: the full map of the human genome, and with it our first complete picture of the basic building block of human life. Since then, boasts about the benefits... (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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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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One of the most dramatic stories of genetic discovery since James Watson's The Double Helix, The Seven Daughters of Eve reveals the remarkable story behind a groundbreaking scientific discovery. After being summoned in 1997 to an archaeological site to... (read more)

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Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self
by Jennifer Ouellette
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A fascinating tour through the science behind who we are and how we got this way—from the author of The Calculus Diaries As diverse as people appear to be, all of our genes and brains are nearly identical. In Me, Myself, and Why, Jennifer Ouellette... (read more)

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It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions
It Ain't Necessarily So: The Dream of the Human Genome and Other Illusions
by Richard Lewontin
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Is our nature—as individuals, as a species—determined by our evolution and encoded in our genes? If we unravel the protein sequences of our DNA, will we gain the power to cure all of our physiological and psychological afflictions and... (read more)

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Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier
Tears of the Cheetah: And Other Tales from the Genetic Frontier
by Stephen Obrien
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The history of life on Earth is dominated by extinction events so numerous that over 99.9% of the species ever to have existed are gone forever. If animals could talk, we would ask them to recall their own ancestries, in particular the secrets as to how... (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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The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
The Genetic Inferno: Inside the Seven Deadly Sins
by John J Medina
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What makes us react or feel the way we do? If you have ever asked yourself this question, then let gifted writer John Medina take you on a fascinating tour of the questions involved in the quest to understand the biological basis of human behavior. By... (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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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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DNA: The Secret of Life
DNA: The Secret of Life
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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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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Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome
Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome
by Henry Gee
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Evolutionary biologist Gee delivers a remarkably lucid explanation of what the sequencing of the human genome really tells us--and explains that the next frontier is understanding how they interact to direct the growth of an organism.... (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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