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Title:
DNA
Author:
Silverstein, Alvin.
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Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Explains the structure and function of DNA and discusses current relevant scientific research.
Language:
English
Contents:
The code of life -- What is DNA? -- How heredity works -- When the code goes wrong -- The Genome Project -- The DNA detective -- Tinkering with DNA.
ISBN:
9780761322573
Format :
Book

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Explains the structure and function of DNA and discusses current relevant scientific research.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Beginning with a detailed explanation of DNA, RNA, cell structure, and amino acids and their roles in cell structure, the authors then proceed to explore the history of genetic research. The writing is rather complex, especially in the first several chapters, which deal with scientific concepts and terminology. Controversies about genetic engineering and tinkering, cloning, and gene therapy are discussed in an unbiased manner with several points of view mentioned. The book has good-quality color photographs, charts, and appealing sidebars. It gives more scientific details and explanations than Tony Allan's Understanding DNA (Heinemann Library, 2002) and is for a slightly older audience. The authors include a brief discussion of the Human Genome Project, which makes this book a fine introduction to the material covered in Kevin Alexander Boon's The Human Genome Project (Enslow, 2002). This sophisticated introduction is useful for biology and/or life-science students.-Elizabeth Stumpf, Clearfield Middle School, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The code of life
What is DNA?
How heredity works
When the code goes wrong
The Genome Project
The DNA detective
Tinkering with DNA