Genetics: From DNA to Designer Dogs

Genetics: From DNA to Designer Dogs

by Kathleen Simpson
     
 

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Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world. Genetics brings readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic’s own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and

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Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world. Genetics brings readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic’s own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and rapidly advancing our knowledge of the human condition.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Williamson
This title from the "National Geographic Investigates" series puts into simple language the history and progression of genetic science from the discovery and importance of DNA to cloning. Included are a timeline of genetic research and chapters on ancient DNA, genetic science, genes and longevity of life, DNA and wildlife, microbial DNA, and genetics and cloning. A brief discussion of genetics in the years ahead, a glossary, bibliography, websites which include information on genetics, books for further reading, and an index are also included for further research into the topic. This volume will serve as an excellent starting point for the early researcher by providing information about those people involved in genetic research, the progress that has been made in this research, and ways that genetic research can be used to tell the history and possibly the future of humans, plants, and animals. There is also a discussion of how genetic research can be used for the improvement of plant and animal growth. This is a must have for any library that wishes to provide a sound foundation of scientific study for users of all ages. Reviewer: Naomi Williamson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426303616
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Series:
NG Investigates Science Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1140L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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