The Age Of Genomes

Author: Steven Monroe Lipkin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080700877X
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These are not necessarily mutations, but mostly more subtle changes called
variants that can affect, often modestly, your weight, height, the age you began
puberty, and the fabric of your daily life. Maybe they explain why you could never
make that high C in chorus and sat in the back row, or why you almost failed high
school math but had perfect pitch. Think of the genes in this fifth hamper as “self-
knowledge” genes. They don't go in the medical record, but knowing about them
can ...

Conservation Genetics In The Age Of Genomics

Author: George Amato
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231502311
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for the New Century,” organized by the Zoological Society of San Diego in 2000 (
Loder, 2000), and “Conservation Genetics in the Age of Genomics,” organized by
the American Museum of Natural History and the Wildlife Conservation Society in
2001, which gathered numerous researchers to discuss crucial conservation
issues related to genome resources. These events encourage us to believe that
the time is right to unite the separate and complementary efforts across the world
 ...

Evolution

Author: Russ Hodge
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143811740X
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This information has provided fascinating new insights into how genomes have
changed over billions of years; at the same time, it is answering fundamental
questions about human biology by comparing the genes of humans to those of
other organisms. This is only possible because of the links between humans and
other species. This chapter gives a brief overview of what scientists have learned
about evolution in the age of genomes, and what they hope to discover in the
near ...

Ancestors In Our Genome

Author: Eugene E. Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199978034
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Our technology and science have advanced to the stage where we are now firmly
in a new scientific age—“the age of genomes.” Beyond their undoubted clinical
applications, since the first genome was sequenced in 2001, genomes are being
used by scientists to examine age-old questions about our evolutionary origins,
our unique traits, our evolutionary relationships with other living organisms and—
since methods now exist to extract and study ancient DNA and genomes from ...

Genetic Engineering

Author: Russ Hodge
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438117418
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Age. of. Genomes. The discovery of how information contained in DNA becomes
transformed into RNAs and proteins marked the beginning of molecular biology
and permitted the development of genetic engineering. Within a few decades,
scientists learned to remove, transplant, and alter genes and began to
manipulate organisms by changing the hereditary information contained in their
cells. They even managed to simulate human diseases in animals by
engineering the molecules ...

Organelles Genomes And Eukaryote Phylogeny

Author: Robert P Hirt
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203508939
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An Evolutionary Synthesis in the Age of Genomics Robert P Hirt, David S. Horner.
Organelles, Genomes and Eukaryote Phylogeny An Evolutionary Synthesis in the
Age of Genomics Edited by Robert P.Hirt Department of Zoology The Natural
History Museum London, U.K. David S.Horner Dipartimento di Scienze
Biomolecolari e Biotecnologie University of Milan Milan, Italy This edition
published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2005. CRC PRESS Boca Raton
London New York ...

Do Species Exist

Author: Werner Kunz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527664262
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Even today in the age of genome sequencing, in which the number of animal and
plant species whose genomes are completely sequenced continually grows,
there is no understanding of how many phenotypic traits a particular species
possesses in contrast to another species. The logical conclusion is that the
characterization of a species by its traits always has to be based on a restricted
selection of traits and that all traits can never be considered. We presumably will
be able to do ...

The Global Genome

Author: Eugene Thacker
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262250306
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The three sections of the book cover the three primary activities of biotechnology today: the encoding of biological materials into digital form -- as in bioinformatics and genomics; its recoding in various ways -- including the ...

Africa In The Age Of Biology

Author: Wilmot Godfrey James
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796920737
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The full human genome is publicly available, and if one has the hardware and
Internet connection, for free, anyone can download that part of the genome that
would be of interest to them. We have to thank, among others, the Wellcome Trust
for that. And so, in Africa, there are institutions that specialise in bioinformatics,
although it is not known at what level of information scientists are working in
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, South
Africa, ...

Longevity Senescence And The Genome

Author: Caleb E. Finch
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226248899
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The mutation frequency was estimated from the incidence of albinism, a somatic
cell phenotype that is attributed to deficiencies of chlorophyll production through
mutations of any of about three hundred genes. By a simple calculation, the
mutation rates per year are similar for both species. 8.6. Summary The most
convincing evidence for age-related disorders in genome maintenance and
replication is at the chromosomal level, where the incidence of chromosomal
breakage and other ...