The Code of Life

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Authors describe how DNA works, how a human cell develops, what happens when "the code" goes wrong, the field of genetic engineering, and related topics. 24 black-and-white plates. Makes "students aware of an important and exciting field of research and its possible impact on all our lives." — Library Journal.
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Authors describe how DNA works, how a human cell develops, what happens when "the code" goes wrong, the field of genetic engineering, and related topics. 24 black-and-white plates. Makes "students aware of an important and exciting field of research and its possible impact on all our lives." — Library Journal.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780486439440
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Series: Dover Children's Science Books Series
  • Edition description: Unabridged Edition
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

The Patterns of Life 3
The Code of Life 10
How DNA Works 21
How a Human Being Comes to Be 32
Heredity and the World About Us 38
When the Code Goes Wrong 42
Knowledge from the Culture Dish 51
Genes in the Laboratory 63
Genetic Engineering and Other New Frontiers 75
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