A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance

A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance

by Franklin H. Portugal, Jack S. Cohen

Paperback(New Edition)

$44.00
View All Available Formats & Editions

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance by Franklin H. Portugal, Jack S. Cohen

Why did it take more than a century of research before scientists properly understood what DNA was and what it did within the cell? A Century of DNA aims to answer this question, tracing the history of DNA research across interrelated subjects, including embryology, biophysics, organic chemistry, histology, physiological chemistry, and genetics. The chapters follow a chronological sequence in the development of ideas on DNA, and incorporate biographical material on researchers involved in these discoveries. Comprehensible to the general scientific reader and to the specialist, this book is a unique look at the foundations of molecular biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262660464
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 06/12/1980
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Franklin H. Portugal served on the scientific staff of the National Institutes of Health and was a professor at the University of Maryland University College. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor of Biology and Director of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. His 1979 book, A Century of DNA (MIT Press) , coauthored with Jack S. Cohen, remains in print today. He worked in Nirenberg's lab from 1967 to 1970.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews