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by Sue Armstrong Bloomsbury Publishing (November 20, 2014)

All of us have lurking in our DNA a most remarkable gene, which has a crucial job Â? it protects us from cancer. Known simply as p53, this gene constantly scans our cells to ensure that they grow and divide...

Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives--and Our Lives Change Our Genes

by Phd Sharon Moalem MD Grand Central Publishing (April 15, 2014)

Award-winning physician and New York Times bestselling author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD, reveals how genetic breakthroughs are completely transforming our understanding of both the world and our lives.


DNA and Family History: How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research

by Chris Pomery & Steve Jones Dundurn (October 01, 2004)

In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs using genetics to confirm family connections, genealogists saw potential for their own research. Many are finding that comparing the DNA signatures of...

Solving the riddle of cancer: new genetic approaches to treatment

by Amil Shah Dundurn (May 01, 1994)

The road to this new understanding of how a cell works and what makes it malignant has not always been easy, but the great achievements are undeniable. With today's cell biology comes the promise of a totally...

Anthropology and Modern Life

by Franz Boas Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

The great anthropologist's classic treatise on race and culture. One of the most influential books of the century, now available in a value-priced edition. Introduction by Ruth Bunzel.

The Ethics of Food: A Reader for the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory E. Pence Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 29, 2001)

In The Ethics of Food, Gregory E. Pence brings together a collection of voices who share the view that the ethics of genetically modified food is among the most pressing societal questions of our time. This...


by Matt Ridley Harper Perennial (March 26, 2013)

The genome's been mapped.

But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises...

The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

by James D. Watson, Alexander Gann & Jan Witkowski Simon & Schuster (October 15, 2012)

Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the...

Genes and DNA: A Beginner's Guide to Genetics and Its Applications

by Charlotte K. Omoto Columbia University Press (April 07, 2004)

Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology -- gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, DNA testing, and genetic engineering -- as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists,...

Hacking the Code of Life

by Nessa Carey Icon Books Ltd (March 07, 2019)

Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent half a million...

The Philadelphia Chromosome

by Jessica Wapner & Robert A. Weinberg The Experiment (April 29, 2014)

Philadelphia, 1959: A scientist scrutinizing a single human cell under a microscope detects a missing piece of DNA. That scientist, David Hungerford, had no way of knowing that he had stumbled upon the starting...


by Nicholas A. Christakis Little, Brown and Company (March 26, 2019)

A cutting-edge exploration of the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, arguing that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years,...

A Textbook of Animal Genetics

by Veena Kumari Centrum Press (June 30, 2013)

A branch of genetics that studies heredity and variation chiefly in farm animals but also in domestic and wild animals. It is based on general genetic principles and concepts, and it mainly uses the hybrid,...

The Tangled Tree

by David Quammen Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

In this New York Times bestseller and longlist nominee for the National Book Award, “our greatest living chronicler of the natural world” (The New York Times), David Quammen explains how recent discoveries...

Nerve Disease ALS and Gradual Loss of Muscle Function

by Mary E. Miller Momentum Press (October 14, 2016)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ALS, is a common form of motor neuron disease that involves a loss of function in upper and lower motor neurons. ALS causes a progressive loss of muscle function that frequently...

Genetics 101

by Beth Skwarecki Adams Media (July 17, 2018)

A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series.

Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children—from eye color,...

The Violinist's Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code

by Sam Kean Little, Brown and Company (July 17, 2012)

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the...

The Wetlands Field Guide

by Anthony S. Minardi BookBlastPro Inc. (October 09, 2017)

The Wetlands Field Guide is intended to familiarize the reader with the flora and fauna, with the genetic adaptations they have made to survive the adverse, abiotic conditions, including wind, soil conditions,...

Meow A Genetic Concert for Cats

by Kerry Janet Fowler, Gracia Louise & Jeanne Nevin Kerry Fowler (June 07, 2017)

Meow A Genetic Concert for Cats by Dr Kerry Fowler is an important book for cat breeders, owners, judges and veterinarians who are curious about the genetic makeup, DNA testing and diversity of pedigree cat...

The Theory That Changed Everything

by Philip Lieberman Columbia University Press (November 07, 2017)

Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read. Some of it is considered outdated; in some ways, it has been consigned to...

You Are Unique : An Introduction to Genetics - Biology for Kids | Children's Biology Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Get right to the source of your uniqueness! This book on genetics is a brilliant way of introducing the subject to elementary students. It comes with the right amount of age-appropriate information to boost...

Fingerprint - What Makes Me Unique : Biology for Kids | Children's Biology Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Make biology an interesting subject for little learners through this fun picture book. In this book, we will discuss the features that make you . One of these would be your fingerprint. Did you know that you...

Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics

by George Amato, Rob DeSalle, Oliver A. Ryder & Howard C. Rosenbaum Columbia University Press (August 07, 2009)

Genome sequencing enables scientists to study genes over time and to test the genetic variability of any form of life, from bacteria to mammals. Thanks to advances in molecular genetics, scientists can now determine...

The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance

by Nessa Carey Columbia University Press (March 06, 2012)

Epigenetics can potentially revolutionize our understanding of the structure and behavior of biological life on Earth. It explains why mapping an organism’s genetic code is not enough to determine how it develops...

Bring Back the King

by Helen Pilcher Bloomsbury Publishing (September 22, 2016)

If you could bring back just one animal from the past, what would you choose? It can be anyone or anything from history, from the King of the Dinosaurs, T. rex, to the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley, and...

The Genetics of Health

by Sharad P. Paul Atria Books/Beyond Words (April 04, 2017)

Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalized health and nutrition—from distinguished physician...

Decoding Racial Ideology in Genomics

by Johnny E. Williams & Joseph L. Graves Jr. Lexington Books (May 27, 2016)

Although the human genome exists apart from society, knowledge about it is produced through socially created language and interactions. Genomicists’ thinking is informed by their inability to escape the wake...

Hair of the Alien

by Bill Chalker Pocket Books (July 19, 2005)


Sydney, Australia. July 23, 1992. Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Khoury...

The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov

by Peter Pringle Simon & Schuster (May 13, 2008)

In The Murder of Nikolai Vavilov, acclaimed journalist and author Peter Pringle recreates the extraordinary life and tragic end of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century.

In a drama of love, revolution,...

Life Script

by Nicholas Wade Simon & Schuster (March 02, 2002)

With the decoding of the human genome, researchers can now read the script in which evolution has written the program for the design and operation of the human body. A new generation of medical treatments is...


by David Ewing Duncan HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon . . . you may not know them, but you should. They are the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who want you to live to be 150 years old, to...

The $1,000 Genome

by Kevin Davies Free Press (September 07, 2010)

In 2000, President Bill Clinton signaled the completion of the Human Genome Project at a cost in excess of $2 billion. A decade later, the price for any of us to order our own personal genome sequence—a comprehensive...

Herding Hemingway's Cats

by Kat Arney Bloomsbury Publishing (January 14, 2016)

The language of genes has become common parlance. We know they make your eyes blue, your hair curly or your nose straight. The media tells us that our genes control the risk of cancer, heart disease, alcoholism...

The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being: Evolution and the Making of Us

by Alice Roberts Heron Books (November 03, 2015)

In this compulsively readable book, Dr. Alice Roberts lays out the miraculously strange way in which the human body grows from a chemical (DNA) into a living, sentient being. A longtime professor and well-known...

The Big Questions: Evolution

by Francisco Ayala Quercus (November 05, 2013)

Easy, enlightening and mind-stretching, here are answers to the 20 biggest questions of evolution and what they tell us about life on Earth.

The Big Questions series is designed to let renowned experts address...

50 Genetics Ideas You Really Need to Know

by Mark Henderson Quercus (October 01, 2013)

In recent years knowledge of our genetic code has changed our understanding of life on Earth. New genetic technologies are transforming the way we live and promise treatments for otherwise incurable diseases....

One in a Billion

by Mark Johnson & Kathleen Gallagher Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2016)

“A riveting scientific detective story” (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his...

Genetics and breeding of common carp

by Valentin S. Kirpitchnikov Quae (January 01, 1999)

This book presents not only the different biotopes in which the common carp has settled, but also a thorough analysis of the phenotypic and genotypic traits of the various pigmented species. The different artificial...

The Double Helix

by James D. Watson Scribner (August 16, 2011)

The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind.

By identifying the structure of DNA,...

Understanding the Genome

by Editors of Scientific American Grand Central Publishing (June 01, 2002)

Drawn from the pages of Scientific American and collected here for the first time, this work contains updated and condensed information, made accessible to a general popular science audience, on the subject...

Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People

by Jon Entine Grand Central Publishing (October 24, 2007)

Could our sense of who we are really turn on a sliver of DNA? In our multiethnic world, questions of individual identity are becoming increasingly unclear. Now in ABRAHAM'S CHILDREN bestselling author Jon Entine...

The Personalized Medicine Revolution: How Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are About to Change Forever

by Pieter Cullis Greystone Books (February 10, 2015)

Every one of us is unique. With recent advances in technology, we now know that that statement is more true that ever: we are each individuals, right down to a molecular level — a one-of-a-kind combination...

Food, Inc.

by Peter Pringle Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

For most people, the global war over genetically modified foods is a distant and confusing one. The battles are conducted in the mystifying language of genetics.

A handful of corporate "life science" giants,...