50 Years of DNA

50 Years of DNA


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ISBN-13: 9781403914804
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/02/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 139
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x (d)

About the Author

BRUCE ALBERTS, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, USA
JOHN BELL, University of Oxford, UK
ZEV BRYANT, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, University of California, USA
CARLOS BUSTAMANTE, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Department of Physics at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, USA
ARAVINDA CHAKRAVARTI , McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
GARY FELSENFELD, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, USA
ERROL FRIEDBERG, Laboratory of Molecular Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
DAVID GALAS, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Sciences, USA
MARK GROUDINE, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Washington USA
LEROY HOOD, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, USA
MARTIN KEMP, Department of the History of Art, University of Oxford and Wallace Kemp, London, UK
PETER LITTLE, School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia
MACLYN MCCARTY, Rockefeller University, USA
GUSTAV NOSSAL, Department of Pathology, The University of Melbourne, Australia
ROBERT OLBY, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA
SVANTE PÄÄBO, Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
NADRIAN SEEMAN, Department of Chemistry, New York University, USA
STEVEN SMITH, Department of Physics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, USA

Table of Contents

Foreword Remarks from Phil Campbell Preface; J.Clayton & C.Dennis PART I: HISTORY On the Shoulders of Giants : The Quest to Solve DNA? 1953 Revisited What Happened Next: The Golden Years of Molecular Biology PART II: THE PRESENT Where AreThey Now? Structural Biology: Still Going Strong Genomes Galore Window on Evolution 'Artificial Evolution': Maize, Wheat, Rice Domestication PART III: THE FUTURE DNA as a Tool in Disease Diagnosis and Therapy DNA and Culture The Genie's Out PART IV: THE DOUBLE HELIX - 50 YEARS The Eternal Molecule; C.Dennis &P.Campbell PART V: FACSIMILE PAPERS FROM NATURE , 25 APRIL 1953 A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid ( Nature 171, 737-738; 1953); J.D.Watson & F.H.C.Crick Molecular Structure of Deoxypentose Nucleic Acids ( Nature 171, 738-740; 1953); M.H.F.Wilkins, A.R.Stokes & H.R.Wilson Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate ( Nature 171, 740-741; 1953), R.E.Franklin & R.G.Gosling HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Quiet Debut for the Double Helix; R.Olby Discovering Genes are Made of DNA; M.McCarty DNA and the 'Wronged Heroine'; B.Maddox PART VI: DNA IN MEDICINE AND SOCIETY The Mosaic That is Our Genome; S.Pääbo Nature, Nurture and Human Disease; A.Chakravarti & P.Little The Double Helix in Clinical Practice; J.I.Bell The Mona Lisa of Modern Science; M.Kemp PART VII: DNA: THE BIOLOGICAL MOLECULE Portrait of a Molecule; P.Ball Ten Years of Tension: Single-Molecule DNA Mechanics; C.Bustamante, Z.Bryant & S.B.Smith DNA in a Material World; N.C.Seeman DNA Replication and Recombination; B.Alberts DNA Damage and Repair; E.C.Freidberg The Double Helix and Immunology; G.J.V.Nossal The Digital Code of DNA; L.Hood & D.Galas Controlling the Double Helix; G.Felsenfeld & M.Groudine

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