A Journey Through Genetics, Part I

A Journey Through Genetics, Part I

Karobi Moitra
ISBN: 9781615046409 | PDF ISBN: 9781615046416
Copyright © 2013 | 100 Pages | Publication Date: 11/01/2013

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A Journey Through Genetics is designed to take the reader on an incredible journey to explore the exciting discoveries in genetics and molecular biology. In Part I, the reader will embark on a genetic odyssey starting with the "Father of Genetics," Gregor Mendel, leading on to the amazing story of photo 51 and the discovery of the structure of the DNA double helix, and culminating with the invention of one of the most powerful tools in molecular biology: the polymerase chain reaction. The reader will discover the stories behind the science of genetics while going behind the scenes to take a glimpse into the lives of pioneering scientists and will ultimately come to understand that people are just as important as the science they undertake to do. In short, scientists are human too! This book is targeted toward undergraduate non-majors and also as a "companion" to a standard genetics textbook for Biology majors. The book will also be useful for anyone that wants to understand the stories behind the science of genetics.

Table of Contents

History of Genetics Timeline (Part 1)
The Monk Who Liked to Garden
Is DNA the Genetic Material?
The Race to the Double Helix
The Central Dogma of Molecular Biology
DNA Replication and Repair
Cracking the Code of Life
The Story of Protein Synthesis
The Very Unusual Origin of the Polymerase Chain Reaction
References
Author Biography

About the Author(s)

Karobi Moitra, Trinity Washington University

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