Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé
Publisher: University of California Press 1994
Number of pages: 178
The Human Genome Project is an expensive, ambitious, and controversial attempt to locate and map every one of the approximately 100,000 genes in the human body. If it works, and we are able, for instance, to identify markers for genetic diseases long before they develop, who will have the right to obtain such information?
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- 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 Warren J Ewens - Cornell University
These notes are intended to give background material in mathematical population genetics. Some standard genetical terms are used: gene, genotype, allele, (gene) locus, haploid, diploid, homozygote, heterozygote, heterozygosity, monoecious, etc.
by Eugene V. Koonin, Michael Y. Galperin - Springer
An introduction to the computational approaches that play a critical role in the emerging new branch of biology known as functional genomics. Perfect for introductory level courses in computational methods for comparative and functional genomics.
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.