DNA: Changing Science and Society

DNA: Changing Science and Society

by Torsten Krude
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521823781

ISBN-13: 9780521823784

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the revelation of the double helical structure of DNA by Watson and Crick fifty years ago, research into this important molecule has had a dramatic impact on science and society. This volume brings together some of the key workers in the field to explore DNA fingerprinting, the extraction of DNA from archaeological and palaeontological remains; the ethical

Overview

Since the revelation of the double helical structure of DNA by Watson and Crick fifty years ago, research into this important molecule has had a dramatic impact on science and society. This volume brings together some of the key workers in the field to explore DNA fingerprinting, the extraction of DNA from archaeological and palaeontological remains; the ethical implications of the genetic knowledge encoded in DNA; the complex role of DNA in cancer research and reproductive medicine; and finally, how genetic disorders teach us about human communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521823784
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Darwin College Lectures Series, #17
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Torsten Krude; 1. The discovery of the Double Helix Aaron Klug; 2. Genetic fingerprinting Alec Jeffreys; 3. Ancient DNA Svante Pääbo; 4. DNA and cancer Ron Laskey; 5. DNA, biotechnology and society Malcolm Grant; 6. DNA in reproduction medicine Robert Winston; 7. Genes and language Dorothy Bishop; 8. DNA and ethics Onora O'Neill.

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