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Description - Genes and DNA by Charlotte K. Omoto

This book provides a well-rounded introduction to the fundamental concepts and practical applications of genetics. Written specifically for nonbiologists, the book covers all the basic concepts from classical and molecular genetics to quantitative and population genetics, including cloning and genetic diseases, and discusses the many applications of genetics to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing. With minimal technical terminology and jargon, the book's strength is in its attention to the comprehension of concepts. The authors provide balanced coverage of controversial topics and encourage the reader to think independently, always stressing the scientific background and current facts. Throughout the text, innovative "Try This At Home" boxes and supplemental sidebars engage readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231130134
ISBN-10: 0231130139
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Charlotte K. Omoto

Charlotte K. Omoto is professor of cell biology and genetics in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University. Paul F. Lurquin is professor of genetics in the School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University. He is the author of The Green Phoenix: A History of Genetically Modified Plants; High Tech Harvest: Understanding Genetically Modified Food Plants; and Origins of Life and the Universe.