Princeton University Library Catalog

Recombinant DNA : genes and genomes : a short course / James D. Watson ... [et al.].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : W.H. Freeman : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, c2007.
Εdition:
3rd ed.
Description:
xxi, 474 p. : ill. (some col.) col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary note:
"The Third Edition of this text presents a cutting-edge reflection of the new world of genomes and genomics. New coauthors Richard M. Myers and Amy A. Caudy join Nobel laureate James D. Watson and Jan A. Witkowski to offer a report from the front lines of modern scientific inquiry. The authors, drawing on their research expertise, have selected the most relevant and exciting examples of current research - RNAi, epigenetics, large-scale genomics, cancer, human genetics, and DNA fingerprinting - and provide the reader with a foundation in the basic principles of genetics and genomics, selecting examples from the past 100 years." "An expert summary of the remarkable role of genomics and recombinant DNA technology in modern society, Recombinant DNA, Third Edition, is an essential text for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses in biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, genetic engineering, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. This book is also highly recommended for physicians, lawyers, and anyone who wants to learn about the most exciting science of the 21st century."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes:
Previous ed.: New York: Scientific American, 1992.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. DNA is the primary genetic material -- 2. Information flow from DNA to protein -- 3. Control of gene expression -- 4. Basic tools of recombinant DNA -- 5. Fundamental features of eukaryotic genes -- 6. A new toolbox for recombinant DNA -- 7. Mobile DNA sequences in the genome -- 8. Epigenetic modifications of the genome -- 9. RNA interference regulates gene action -- 10. Fundamentals of whole-genome sequencing -- 11. How the human genome was sequenced -- 12. Comparing and analyzing genomes -- 13. From genome sequence to gene function -- 14. Finding human disease genes -- 15. Understanding the genetic basis of cancer -- 16. DNA fingerprinting and forensics.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780716728665
  • 0716728664
LCCN:
2006933192
OCLC:
77741448
Related name:
RCP:
C - S