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An A to Z of DNA Science: What Scientists Mean When They Talk about Genes and Genomes

Subject Area(s):  BiotechnologyGenomicsGeneticsGeneral Interest Titles

By Jeffre L. Witherly, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Galen P. Perry, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Darryl L. Leja, National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

© 2001 • 126 pp., illus., index
Paperback •
ISBN  978-087969600-9

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Medical science constantly demands our attention, as patients or relatives, concerned citizens, voters, investors, or simply curious individuals. But for those without training, the language of science is often hard to follow. The A to Z of DNA Science book series defines and illustrates specialized terms in ways that non-specialists can appreciate and enjoy. This volume focuses on the language of genes, genomes, DNA, biotechnology, and heredity, defining, explaining, and illustrating over 200 terms used in books, broadcasting, websites, and newspaper and magazine articles.


review:  "This valuable and functional book is highly recommended for educated general readers and high school, lower– and upper–division undergraduate, and public libraries as well as consumer health collections."