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Author Rosenfield, Israel, 1939-

Title DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world / Israel Rosenfield, Edward Ziff, & Borin Van Loon.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  572.86 ROSE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson Graphic Novels  572.8 ROSE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 257)
Contents A brief history of genetics -- What is DNA? -- The new biology -- DNA replication -- What information is stored in a gene? -- Where did the notion of messenger RNA come from? -- Transcription -- Translation -- Genetic code -- PaJaMo and the Operon -- The diversity of gene expression -- A brief reminder of relative size -- A brief reminder of genes in humans -- Prokaryotes versus eukaryotes -- Restriction enzymes and genetic engineering -- Cloning and sequencing genes -- Exons, introns, and splicing -- Chromatin and histones -- Gene families -- Controlling genes for antibodies -- Chromosomes -- Telomeres -- Imprinting and microRNAs : "hidden" layers of gene regulation -- Epigenetics -- Prions -- The Human Genome Project -- The human genome unveiled -- High throughput sequencing -- SNPs -- Manipulating the genome -- Cloning the organism : the history -- From the nucleus of an intestinal cell to a whole frog -- Making tissues from stem cells -- Going in the other direction : changing mature cells to stem cells -- The impact of new genetics on medical research -- Diagnosis -- DNA and the judicial system -- PCR -- The impact of DNA -- Biotechnology -- The origin of life -- Tinkering -- Selfish genes -- Evolving evolution : sources of Darwinian theory -- The big gene bet of the last millennium (1999 A.D.) -- The twists and turns of history : the problems with gradualism -- Watching evolution in action : changes in the stickleback fish -- DNA and genetics and the changing view of human evolution -- Human evolution and the DNA beginnings of vocal expression : birdsong and language -- Epilogue to the first edition.
Other author Ziff, Edward.
Van Loon, Borin, 1951-
Subject DNA -- Popular works.
Variant Title D.N.A.
ISBN 9780231142700 (hbk.)
9780231142717 (paperback)
0231142706 (hbk.)
0231142714 (paperback)