by Catherine Baker
Publisher: AAAS 2004
Number of pages: 145
An introduction to how genes and environments interact through development to shape differences in mood, personality, and intelligence. This book is an introduction for non-scientists to the science of behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications. Among the topics covered are how scientists explore the influence of genes and environment on behavior and how such research may challenge our understanding of human nature, personal responsibility, and equality.
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by Eric S. Lander, Michael S. Waterman - National Academies Press
Leading experts look at how mathematical methods have made possible important discoveries in biology. Explores how differential geometry, topology, and differential mechanics have allowed researchers to unwind and understand DNA's double helix.
An introduction to genetics. From the table of contents: Foreword; How Genes Work; RNA and DNA Revealed: New Roles, New Rules; Life's Genetic Tree; Genes Are Us; 21st-Century Genetics; Glossary; Poster: Living Laboratories.
- National Academies Press
Synthetic biology is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. This book explores and envisions potential misuses of synthetic biology.
by Alex Biedermann (ed.) - Frontiers Media SA
This volume aims to investigate, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the current understanding of the strengths and limitations of DNA profiling results in legal applications. The emphasis is on topics with a multidisciplinary perspective.