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6. Manufacturing and maintaining DNA

6. Manufacturing and maintaining DNA  

Mark Lorch

in Biochemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2021
Published Online: 
May 2021
eISBN: 
9780191872235
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198833871.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198833871
This chapter assesses DNA replication. The double-helix of DNA could easily be separated into two individual strands, each of which acts as a template for the manufacturing of a new ... More
4. Genes as markers

4. Genes as markers  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199676507
‘Genes as markers’ shows that most genetic variation does not affect gene function or activity, but it is still of enormous interest. Notably it enables the identification of individual ... More
3. The demise of scientific racism

3. The demise of scientific racism  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2020
Published Online: 
Mar 2020
eISBN: 
9780191872785
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198834793.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198834793
In the aftermath of the Holocaust and the ending of World War II in 1945, the role of eugenics and scientific racism in underpinning the ideology of Nazism was impossible to ignore. It was ... More
3. Making sense of genes and genomes

3. Making sense of genes and genomes  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198786207
While DNA sequencing is faster and cheaper than ever before, genome assembly remains a significant challenge. ‘Making sense of genes and genomes’ explores how laboratory and computational ... More
7. The future of genomics

7. The future of genomics  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198786207
‘The future of genomics’ explores some of the ways in which genome science will continue to expand the frontiers of human knowledge, as well as change our world and the way we interact with ... More
2. How to read the book of life

2. How to read the book of life  

John Archibald

in Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198786207
For all its biological importance, DNA is a fragile molecule so extracting it is a difficult process. ‘How to read the book of life’ explains the techniques required to sequence DNA. It ... More
Genomics: A Very Short Introduction

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction  

John Archibald

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
Published Online: 
Mar 2018
eISBN: 
9780191827877
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198786207.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198786207
Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism’s complete genetic makeup has changed the ... More
2. Genes as DNA

2. Genes as DNA  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199676507
After 1944, a remarkable set of discoveries established the overall shape of modern molecular biology and most famous of all was the discovery of the three dimensional structure of DNA: the ... More
5. Genes of small effect

5. Genes of small effect  

Jonathan Slack

in Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199676507
‘Genes of small effect’ considers unidentified genes whose variants collectively affect some characteristic of interest. Many aspects of living organisms depend not on the action of a few ... More
2. DNA

2. DNA  

Aysha Divan and Janice A. Royds

in Molecular Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2016
Published Online: 
Aug 2016
eISBN: 
9780191791192
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198723882.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198723882
Another significant milestone was the publication in 2003 of the complete sequence of the human genome—the entire DNA contained within the forty-six chromosomes located in the nucleus of ... More
Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction

Microbiology: A Very Short Introduction  

Nicholas P. Money

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2014
Published Online: 
Dec 2014
eISBN: 
9780191781605
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199681686.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199681686
In recent decades we have come to realize that the microbial world is hugely diverse, and can be found in the most extreme environments. Fungi, single-celled protists, bacteria, archaea, ... More
5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes

5. Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes  

David C. Catling

in Astrobiology: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2013
Published Online: 
Oct 2013
eISBN: 
9780191779923
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199586455.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199586455
‘Life: a genome's way of making more and fitter genomes’ provides a global perspective of terrestrial biology. The history of life on Earth can be deduced from the way that evolution has ... More
Genes: A Very Short Introduction

Genes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Slack

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780191780950
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199676507.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199676507
What are genes? What do they say about us? Genes: A Very Short Introduction explores the concept of the gene and looks at the discovery, nature, and role of genes in both evolution and ... More

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