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Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Life sciences: general issues > Genetics (non-medical) > DNA

Plasmids - Current Research and Future Trends (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Georg Lipps Plasmids - Current Research and Future Trends (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Georg Lipps
R5,891 Discovery Miles 58 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Plasmids are fascinating entities which can replicate autonomously in bacterial, archaeal, and eukaryotic cells. They profit from the cellular environment of the host but can also carry a rich diversity of genes which can be beneficial for the host. Plasmids confer the ability to degrade organic compounds and to fix nitrogen. In addition, plasmids carry antibiotic resistance genes and their spread in pathogenic bacteria is of great medical importance. Plasmids are used in molecular studies of various organisms with ramifications in synthetic biology, medicine, ecology, and evolution, as well as basic research in molecular and structural biology. Written by acknowledged experts in the field, this volume provides an up-to-date treatment of the structure, function, and application of plasmids, with a particular emphasis on current and future trends. The book is aimed primarily at research scientists, graduate students, and professional scientists, but will also be of great interest to all

DNA - A Bridge Between Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Hardcover): J.J.Dhruve DNA - A Bridge Between Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Hardcover)
J.J.Dhruve
R1,700 Discovery Miles 17 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This document is exclusively dedicated to DNA. It explains the secrets of DNA from all corners. Presented in a simple, lucid manner; it will useful to all involved in bioscience. In all it consists 12 chapters, figures, photos and a wholesome glossary of the terms related to DNA.

Charge Migration in DNA - Perspectives from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Tapash Chakraborty Charge Migration in DNA - Perspectives from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Tapash Chakraborty
R4,086 Discovery Miles 40 860 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Charge migration through DNA has been the focus of considerable interest in recent years. This book presents contributions from an international team of researchers active in this field. It contains a wide range of topics that includes the mathematical background of the quantum processes involved, the role of charge transfer in DNA radiation damage, a new approach to DNA sequencing, DNA photonics, and many others.

Genomics and Genetic Engineering (Hardcover): Pratik Satya Genomics and Genetic Engineering (Hardcover)
Pratik Satya
R1,094 Discovery Miles 10 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

he book deals essentially with the aspects that are of immediate concern to new researchers in the filed of botanicals and natural products. It presents the first comprehensive overview of the plant products since they were introduces in the pest management covering both theoretical and practical applications. This book covers the key aspects of the plant products including ; natural pest management agents from plant, extraction of plant products, characterization and formulation and bioassay of extracts, a study on the stability of the prepared extracts towards their various biological activity against different microbial and stored grain pests through a large number of the prepared extracts and formulations in both water and organic media.

DNA Microarrays, Part B: Databases and Statistics, Volume 411 (Hardcover, 411th edition): Alan R. Kimmel, Brian Oliver DNA Microarrays, Part B: Databases and Statistics, Volume 411 (Hardcover, 411th edition)
Alan R. Kimmel, Brian Oliver
R3,001 R2,569 Discovery Miles 25 690 Save R432 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Modern DNA microarray technologies have evolved over the past 25 years to the point where it is now possible to take many million measurements from a single experiment. These two volumes, Parts A & B in the Methods in Enzymology series provide methods that will shepard any molecular biologist through the process of planning, performing, and publishing microarray results.
Part A starts with an overview of a number of microarray platforms, both commercial and academically produced and includes wet bench protocols for performing traditional expression analysis and derivative techniques such as detection of transcription factor occupancy and chromatin status. Wet-bench protocols and troubleshooting techniques continue into Part B. These techniques are well rooted in traditional molecular biology and while they require traditional care, a researcher that can reproducibly generate beautiful Northern or Southern blots should have no difficulty generating beautiful array hybridizations.
Data management is a more recent problem for most biologists. The bulk of Part B provides a range of techniques for data handling. This includes critical issues, from normalization within and between arrays, to uploading your results to the public repositories for array data, and how to integrate data from multiple sources. There are chapters in Part B for both the debutant and the expert bioinformatician.
- Provides an overview of platforms
- Includes experimental design and wet bench protocols
- Presents statistical and data analysis methods, array databases, data visualization and meta analysis

Focus on DNA Fingerprinting Research (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed): M .m Read Focus on DNA Fingerprinting Research (Hardcover, Illustrated Ed)
M .m Read
R4,402 R3,315 Discovery Miles 33 150 Save R1,087 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

DNA Fingerprinting is a method of identification that compares fragments of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). It is sometimes called DNA typing. DNA is the genetic material found within the cell nuclei of all living things. The techniques used in DNA fingerprinting also have applications in law and law enforcement, palaeontology, archaeology, various fields of biology, and medical diagnostics. In biological classification, it can help to show evolutionary change and relationships on the molecular level, and it has the advantage of being able to be used even when only very small samples are available. This new book details several applications of this break-through technique.

The Implicit Genome (Paperback, New): Lynn Helena Caporale The Implicit Genome (Paperback, New)
Lynn Helena Caporale
R1,385 Discovery Miles 13 850 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

For over half a century, we have been in the thrall of the double-helicaln structure of DNA, which, in an instant, revealed that information can be transferred between generations by a simple rule, A pairs with T, G pairs with C. In its beautiful simplicity, this structure, along with the table of codons worked out in the following decade, had entranced us into believing that we can fully understand the information content of a DNA sequence, simply by treating it as text that is read in a linear fashion. While we have learned much based on this assumption, there is much we have missed. Far from a passive tape running through a reader, genomes contain information that appears in new forms which create regions with distinct behavior. Some are "gene rich," some mobile, some full of repeats and duplications, some sticking together across long evolutionary distances, some readily breaking apart in tumor cells. Even protein-coding regions can carry additional information, taking advantage of the flexible coding options provided by the degeneracy of the genetic code. The chapters in this volume touch on one or more of three interconnected themes; information can be implied, rather than explicit, in a genome; information can lead to focused and/or regulated changes in nucleotide sequences; information that affects the probability of distinct classes of mutation has implications for evolutionary theory.

Surrogate Tissue Analysis - Genomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic Approaches (Hardcover): Michael E Burczynski, John Crockett Surrogate Tissue Analysis - Genomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic Approaches (Hardcover)
Michael E Burczynski, John Crockett
R3,009 Discovery Miles 30 090 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Despite rapidly expanding interest in potential applications of surrogate tissue analysis and intense competition to identify and validate biomarkers in appropriate surrogate tissues, very few peer reviewed publications describing the use of this approach have appeared in the scientific press. One of the first publications on this topic, Surrogate Tissue Analysis: Genomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic Approaches describes initial applications and considerations for "omic" technologies in the field of surrogate tissue analysis. Highlighting important issues to consider when conducting profiling studies to identify novel biomarkers, the first section covers transcriptional approaches in surrogate tissues. It provides a review of important issues in peripheral blood profiling, summarizes results achieved when evaluations of various blood preparation platforms are used for the purpose of transcriptional profiling, and covers the relatively novel application of transcriptional profiling in neurological and oncological disease settings. The second section focuses on proteomic and protein-based methods for identifying markers in surrogate tissues, highlighting immunoassay and mass-spectrometry approaches for assessment of proteins in serum and other fluids, with a focus on the implications of protein-based biomarkers for detecting and monitoring early stages of cancer. The third section explores metabolomic approaches along with other novel molecular screens that can be applied in surrogate tissues to find biomarkers, and examines in detail the rapid development of metabolomics into a powerful technique for biomarker identification. The authors conclude with coverage of regulatory considerations, economic impact, and pan-omic strategies which will undoubtedly impact surrogate tissue analysis in the future. They explore current concepts in pan-omic approaches during drug development where a compendium of data generated by multiple profiling approaches are assessed and evaluated with its impact on the field of systems biology. The last chapter rounds out the coverage with a brief look ahead towards future analytical issues that will likely arise in the field of surrogate tissue analysis. The book is both an introduction to the various "omic" technologies in this young field and a fundamental reference for scientists interested in identifying biomarkers in surrogate tissues.

DNA Repair Protocols (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Daryl S Henderson DNA Repair Protocols (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Daryl S Henderson
R3,799 Discovery Miles 37 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first edition of this book, published in 1999 and called DNA Repair Protocols: Eukaryotic Systems, brought together laboratory-based methods for studying DNA damage and repair in diverse eukaryotes: namely, two kinds of yeast, a nematode, a fruit fly, a toad, three different plants, and human and murine cells. This second edition of DNA Repair Protocols covers mammalian cells only and hence its new subtitle, Mammalian Systems. There are two reasons for this fresh emphasis, both of them pragmatic: to cater to the interests of what is now a largely mammalocentric DNA repair field, and to expedite editing and prod- tion of this volume. Although DNA Repair Protocols: Mammalian Systems is a smaller book than its predecessor, it actually contains a greater variety of methods. Fourteen of the book's thirty-two chapters are entirely new and areas of redundancy present in the first edition have been eliminated here (for example, now just two chapters describe assays for nucleotide excision repair [NER], rather than seven). All eighteen returning chapters have been revised, many of them ext- sively. In order to maintain a coherent arrangement of topics, the four-part p- titioning seen in the first edition was dispensed with and chapters concerned with ionizing radiation damage and DNA strand breakage and repair were re- cated to near the front of the book. Finally, an abstract now heads each chapter.

DNA Topology (Paperback, New): Andrew D Bates, Anthony Maxwell DNA Topology (Paperback, New)
Andrew D Bates, Anthony Maxwell
R2,001 Discovery Miles 20 010 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

DNA as the genetic material is a topic of intense interest in the 21st century with the familiar and iconic Watson-Crick double helix having a vital importance for its function. However, there are further complexities beyond the double helix, including supercoiling, knotting and catenation, that are less widely appreciated and understood but which are critical to its function. This book explains these topological aspects of DNA structure in a clear and approachable style that will be appreciated by both students and researchers interested in DNA structure and function.

In the Beginning Was the Worm - Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite (Paperback): Andrew Brown In the Beginning Was the Worm - Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite (Paperback)
Andrew Brown
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is the story of how three men won the Nobel Prize for their research on the humble nematode worm "C. elegans"; how their extraordinary discovery led to the sequencing of the human genome; how a global multibillion-dollar industry was born; and how the mysteries of life were revealed in a tiny, brainless worm.

In 1998 the nematode worm -- perhaps the most intensively studied animal on earth -- was the first multicellular organism ever to have its genome sequenced and its DNA mapped and read. "When we understand the worm, we will understand life," predicted John Sulston, one of the three Nobel laureates, and his prediction proved astonishingly accurate. Four years later, the research that led to this extraordinary event garnered three scientists a Nobel Prize. Along with Robert Horvitz and Sydney Brenner, Sulston discovered the phenomenon of programmed cell death in the worm, an essential concept that explains how biological development occurs in animal life and, as Horvitz later showed, how it occurs in human life. "C. elegans" is about as simple as an animal can be, but understanding its genetic organization is helping to reveal the mechanisms of life and, by extension, the mechanisms of our own lives. "In the Beginning Was the Worm" shows that in order to unlock the secrets of the human genome we must first understand the worm.

But this story is about more than just the worm. It is about how an eccentric group of impassioned scientists toiled in near anonymity for years, driven only by a deep passion for knowledge and scientific discovery. It is the story of countless hours of research, immense ambition, and one of the greatest discoveries in human history.

Analyzing Microarray Gene Expression Data (Hardcover, New): Geoffrey J. McLachlan, Kim-Anh Do, Christophe Ambroise Analyzing Microarray Gene Expression Data (Hardcover, New)
Geoffrey J. McLachlan, Kim-Anh Do, Christophe Ambroise
R2,969 R2,083 Discovery Miles 20 830 Save R886 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A multi-discipline, hands-on guide to microarray analysis of biological processes

Analyzing Microarray Gene Expression Data provides a comprehensive review of available methodologies for the analysis of data derived from the latest DNA microarray technologies. Designed for biostatisticians entering the field of microarray analysis as well as biologists seeking to more effectively analyze their own experimental data, the text features a unique interdisciplinary approach and a combined academic and practical perspective that offers readers the most complete and applied coverage of the subject matter to date.

Following a basic overview of the biological and technical principles behind microarray experimentation, the text provides a look at some of the most effective tools and procedures for achieving optimum reliability and reproducibility of research results, including:

  • An in-depth account of the detection of genes that are differentially expressed across a number of classes of tissues
  • Extensive coverage of both cluster analysis and discriminant analysis of microarray data and the growing applications of both methodologies
  • A model-based approach to cluster analysis, with emphasis on the use of the EMMIX-GENE procedure for the clustering of tissue samples
  • The latest data cleaning and normalization procedures
  • The uses of microarray expression data for providing important prognostic information on the outcome of disease
Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, 2nd Edition and Microarray Analysis Set (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed): Mark Schena, Steen... Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, 2nd Edition and Microarray Analysis Set (Hardcover, 2 Rev Ed)
Mark Schena, Steen Knudsen
R3,960 R2,786 Discovery Miles 27 860 Save R1,174 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The text provides an introduction to microarray technology, then moving on to image analysis, data analysis, cluster analysis, and beyond.
With all chapters rewritten, updated, and expanded to include the latest generation of technology and methods, Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, Second Edition offers practitioners reliable information using concrete examples and a clear, comprehensible style.
This Second Edition features entirely new chapters on:
* Image analysis
* Integrated analysis, and systems biology
* Experiment design
* Interpretation of results
* Automated analysis,
Intended for readers seeking practical applications, this text covers a broad spectrum of proven approaches in this rapidly growing technology.
Additional features include further reading suggestions for each chapter, as well as a thorough review of available analysis software.

Genes and DNA - A Beginner's Guide to Genetics and Its Applications (Hardcover): Charlotte K. Omoto, Paul F Lurquin Genes and DNA - A Beginner's Guide to Genetics and Its Applications (Hardcover)
Charlotte K. Omoto, Paul F Lurquin
R1,796 R1,323 Discovery Miles 13 230 Save R473 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Covering newsworthy aspects of contemporary biology -- gene therapy, the Human Genome Project, DNA testing, and genetic engineering -- as well as fundamental concepts, this book, written specifically for nonbiologists, discusses classical and molecular genetics, quantitative and population genetics -- including cloning and genetic diseases -- and the many applications of genetics to the world around us, from genetically modified foods to genetic testing.

With minimal technical terminology and jargon, "Genes and DNA" facilitates conceptual understanding. Eschewing the organization of traditional genetics texts, the authors have provided an organic progression of information: topics are introduced as needed, within a broader framework that makes them meaningful for nonbiologists. The book encourages the reader to think independently, always stressing scientific background and current facts.

Gene Expression Profiling (Hardcover, 2004 ed.): Richard A. Shimkets Gene Expression Profiling (Hardcover, 2004 ed.)
Richard A. Shimkets
R2,797 Discovery Miles 27 970 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Leading scientists in gene expression methodology and bioinformatics data analysis describe readily reproducible methods for measuring RNA levels in cells and tissues. The techniques presented include new methods for applying the Affymetrix GeneChip (R), SAR-SAGE, StaRT-PCR, SSH, the Invader Assay (R), and ADGEM. The authors also provide critical bioinformatics insight and resources for data analysis and management. By distilling the basic underlying principles of many methods to a few straightforward concepts, investigators can easily choose the method most appropriate to their application.

Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Steen Knudsen Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Steen Knudsen
R1,670 R1,182 Discovery Miles 11 820 Save R488 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Written for biologists and medical researchers who don't have any special training in data analysis and statistics, Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, Second Edition begins where DNA array equipment leaves off: the image produced by the microarray. The text deals with the questions that arise starting at this point, providing an introduction to microarray technology, then moving on to image analysis, data analysis, cluster analysis, and beyond.
With all chapters rewritten, updated, and expanded to include the latest generation of technology and methods, Guide to Analysis of DNA Microarray Data, Second Edition offers practitioners reliable information using concrete examples and a clear, comprehensible style. This Second Edition features entirely new chapters on:
* Image analysis
* Experiment design
* Automated analysis, integrated analysis, and systems biology
* Interpretation of results
Intended for readers seeking practical applications, this text covers a broad spectrum of proven approaches in this rapidly growing technology. Additional features include further reading suggestions for each chapter, as well as a thorough review of available analysis software.

Plant Genomics and Proteomics (Hardcover): Christopher A Cullis Plant Genomics and Proteomics (Hardcover)
Christopher A Cullis
R2,748 R1,927 Discovery Miles 19 270 Save R821 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Plant research has stood at the forefront of the genomics revolution. One of the first genome projects, the sequencing of the commonly used model organism Arabidopsis, has already yielded important results for the study of a broad array of crops such as corn and soybeans. With crop and food bioengineering only in its infancy, the need to understand the fundamental genetic mechanisms of plants will only become more pressing.

A comprehensive guide to this fascinating area of genomics, "Plant Genomics and Proteomics" presents an integrated, broadly accessible treatment of the complex relationship between the genome, transcriptome, and proteome of plants. This clearly written text introduces the reader to the range of molecular techniques applicable to investigating the unique facets of plant growth, development, and response to the environment. Coverage includes: Functional and structural genomics addressed within the context of current techniques and challenges to comeHow to utilize DNA and protein sequence dataPractical considerations for choosing and employing the most commonly available computer applicationsA review of applications for biotechnology, including genetic modification and defense against pathogensBioinformatics tools and Web resourcesNumerous examples from the latest research throughout

Assuming no specialized knowledge of plant biology on the part of its reader, "Plant Genomics and Proteomics" provides an invaluable resource for students and researchers in biotechnology, plant biology, genomics, and bioinformatics.

Handbook of Comparative Genomics - Principles and Methodology (Hardcover): Cecilia Saccone, Graziano Pesole Handbook of Comparative Genomics - Principles and Methodology (Hardcover)
Cecilia Saccone, Graziano Pesole
R3,472 R2,434 Discovery Miles 24 340 Save R1,038 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Handbook of Comparative Genomics: Principles and Methodology is a practical text for students and researchers covering basic and applied problems in the emerging field of comparative functional genomics. It offers a comparative perspective on the state of the art and key principles of genome sequencing, expression, evolution, and phylogenetics in organelles, prokaryotes, model organisms, and humans. Moreover, the Handbook provides a unique and thorough treatment of biological databases, analysis of the transcriptome and proteome, and the bioinformatic approaches for comparative genome analysis.

The text begins with an introduction to important features of completely sequenced genomes from mitochondria, C. elegans and Arabidopsis to Drosophila and humans. The next section covers cutting-edge analytic approaches involving ESTs, SAGE, DNA microarrays, protein biochips, and 2D gel electrophoresis. The following section deals comprehensively with computational approaches to comparative genome and proteome sequence analysis, including sequence assembly, pattern searching, gene and protein function prediction, and structure prediction. The text concludes with a section discussing genome evolution and molecular phylogenetics. This timely and cutting-edge text also:

  • Presents both the concepts and methodology of comparative genomics
  • Reviews the basic principles of genomics and gene expression analysis
  • Covers the bioinformatics approaches to comparative analysis
  • Discusses analytic methods in proteomics and transcriptomics
  • Includes a comprehensive list of Web resources

The authors draw upon their wealth of teaching and research experience to offer a coherent presentation appropriate for students, trainees, researchers, and scientists across the life sciences.

Bioevolution - How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World (Hardcover): Michael Fumento Bioevolution - How Biotechnology Is Changing Our World (Hardcover)
Michael Fumento
R555 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R112 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has declared that if he could do it over again, he would be 'working in biotechnology'. That is because no area of science is moving faster nor will have a greater impact. This is the first book to explain what biotechnology is all about and to describe the amazing scientific advances that have already been made. Fumento shows how biotechnology is changing our lives and will do so even more dramatically in the near future. Reporting from the ground zero of experimentation and clinical trials, Fumento shows how biotechnology has already demonstrated the potential to cure almost any disease, extend human lifespans well past the 120-year range, and wipe out not only famine but malnutrition while using less land, less water, and fewer chemicals. This book is science fact. The biotechnical advances it describes are already happening and will come to fruition in the next decade. Michael Fumento shows that the future is now.

Microarray Analysis (Hardcover): Mark Schena Microarray Analysis (Hardcover)
Mark Schena
R3,755 R2,641 Discovery Miles 26 410 Save R1,114 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Microarrays, widely recognized as the next revolution in molecular biology, enable scientists to analyze genes, proteins and other biological molecules on a genomic scale. This emerging technology, used in more than 10,000 laboratories already, is having an enormous impact in all areas of biomedicine and across the agricultural, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries. Mark Schena’s Microarray Analysis is the first textbook in this revolutionary new field of study.

This comprehensive and multidisciplinary text begins with an introduction to microarray analysis, and explores basic chemistry, biochemistry, and genomics. Separate chapters are devoted to surface chemistry, target and probe preparation, microarray manufacture and detection, and data analysis and modeling. Methodology, cleanroom technology, gene expression profiling, genetic screening and diagnostics, and novel technologies round out this classic textbook. Microarray Analysis provides any science student or professional all the tools required to understand this revolutionary technology.

  • Rapidly teaches students the fundamentals of microarrays
  • Describes protein microarrays and other rapidly advancing forefronts
  • Builds a conceptual foundation for the entire field
  • Presents commercial opportunities in microarray science
  • Emphasizes the exciting clinical applications of microarrays
Molecular Genetic Epidemiology - A Laboratory Perspective (Paperback, 2002 ed.): Ian N. Day Molecular Genetic Epidemiology - A Laboratory Perspective (Paperback, 2002 ed.)
Ian N. Day
R2,244 Discovery Miles 22 440 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume describes high-throughput approaches to a series of robust, established methodologies in molecular genetic studies of population samples. Such developments have been essential not only to linkage and association studies of single-gene and complex traits in humans, animals and plants, but also to the characterisation of clone banks, for example in mapping of genomes. Chapters have been written by developers or highly experienced end-users concerned with a diverse array of biological applications. The book should appeal to any researcher for whom costs and throughput in their genetics laboratory have become an issue.

Molecular Genetic Epidemiology - A Laboratory Perspective (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): Ian N. Day Molecular Genetic Epidemiology - A Laboratory Perspective (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
Ian N. Day
R2,803 Discovery Miles 28 030 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This volume describes high-throughput approaches to a series of robust, established methodologies in molecular genetic studies of population samples. Such developments have been essential not only to linkage and association studies of single-gene and complex traits in humans, animals and plants, but also to the characterisation of clone banks, for example in mapping of genomes. Chapters have been written by developers or highly experienced end-users concerned with a diverse array of biological applications. The book should appeal to any researcher for whom costs and throughput in their genetics laboratory have become an issue.

Understand Your Dna: A Guide (Paperback): Lasse Folkersen Understand Your Dna: A Guide (Paperback)
Lasse Folkersen
R502 Discovery Miles 5 020 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Are you considering to test your own DNA? Do you want to learn more about your health and ancestry? Understand your DNA - A Guide is about what you can use genetics for. For a few hundred dollars, you can now scan your own genes. Millions of people all over the world have already done so. Everyone wants to see what they can get to know about themselves, and the market growing rapidly. But what does it require from you? And what can you really use a DNA test for? Understand your DNA - A Guide helps you put the plots and charts of consumer genetics into perspective and enables you to figure out what's up and down in the media headlines. The book is also a key input for today's debate about what we as a society can and want to do with medical genetics. Genetics will play a growing role in the future. Understand your DNA - A Guide is an easy-to-read and necessary guide to that future. The book is provided with a foreword by Professor Sham Pak-Chung of Hong Kong University.While there are many books about genetics, they typically take the perspective of a scientist wanting to understand the molecular levels. At the same time, direct-to-consumer genetics is a booming market, with millions of people already tested. Very little has been published that will guide them for real, because the need here is more focused on medical and practical understanding, than focussed on molecules.This book therefore aims to hit that vacant spot in the market. It's a walk-through of all concepts that are necessary to understand in your own analysis. Meanwhile, it is also limited in scope to only those concepts - thus distinguishing it from broader works.The book is appropriate for the readerships in modern multi-ethnic metropolises because it mixes European and Asian examples, both from the collaboration between the author from Europe and the foreword-writer, Prof. Pak Sham of Hong Kong University. But also, because many of the examples in the book concerns differences and similarities between Asian and European ethnicities, something the author believes is a trend in time.

DNA Arrays - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2001 ed.): Jang B. Rampal DNA Arrays - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 2001 ed.)
Jang B. Rampal
R2,855 Discovery Miles 28 550 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Microarray technology provides a highly sensitive and precise te- nique for obtaining information from biological samples, with the added advantage that it can handle a large number of samples simultaneously that may be analyzed rapidly. Researchers are applying microarray technology to understand gene expression, mutation analysis, and the sequencing of genes. Although this technology has been experimental, and thus has been through feasibility studies, it has just recently entered into widespread use for advanced research. The purpose of DNA Arrays: Methods and Protocols is to provide instruction in designing and constructing DNA arrays, as well as hybridizing them with biological samples for analysis. An additional purpose is to p- vide the reader with a broad description of DNA-based array technology and its potential applications. This volume also covers the history of DNA arrays-from their conception to their ready off-the-shelf availability-for readers who are new to array technology as well as those who are well versed in this field. Stepwise, detailed experimental procedures are described for constructing DNA arrays, including the choice of solid support, attachment methods, and the general conditions for hybridization. With microarray technology, ordered arrays of oligonucleotides or other DNA sequences are attached or printed to the solid support using au- mated methods for array synthesis. Probe sequences are selected in such a way that they have the appropriate sequence length, site of mutation, and T .

Rosalind Franklin and DNA (Paperback, New Ed): Anne Sayre Rosalind Franklin and DNA (Paperback, New Ed)
Anne Sayre
R340 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R49 (14%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Rosalind Franklin's research was central to the discovery of the double-helix structure of DNA. She never received the credit she was due during her lifetime.

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