Genetic twists of fate / Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston.

Author
Fields, Stanley [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010.
Description
ix, 222 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-217) and index.
Contents
Pt. 1. Your personal genome : Googling your DNA. What do genes do? -- Genes are the instructions for life : AIDS and the uncommon man ; Proteins are the workhorses of the cell : misdiagnosis of a metabolic malady -- All from a single cell : how a fertilized egg develops into a baby -- When the gene is the cure : immunodeficiency and gene therapy -- When cells are the cure : diabetes and stem cells -- Pt. 2. The inheritance of the gene. When one gene is enough : the enzyme missing in an inherited disease -- When one gene is too much : at risk for Huntington's Disease -- Genes to remember : the growing burden of Alzheimer's Disease -- Blaming our genes : the heritability of behavior -- Pt. 3. Finding the gene. Mistakes happen : the mutations of cancer -- Reshuffling the genetic deck : a cancer gene in the neighborhood -- A family affair : mapping a gene for ALS -- Signposts for common disease : focusing on macular degeneration -- The President who swallowed rat poison : preventing the next heart attack -- Pt. 4. The gene in evolution. The law of evolution : Darwin, Wallace, and the survival of the fittest -- Around the world in fifty thousand years : the genetics of race -- Your personal DNA code : summing up.
ISBN
  • 9780262014700 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 026201470X (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN
2010006926
OCLC
542263629
RCP
N - S

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