by Dean Miller




Geneticists profiles more than three dozen representative figures in the history of genetics, including Gregor Mendel, James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin, Frederick Sanger, Barbara McClintock, and so many more. The book is also filled with sidebars that provide a simple snapshot introduction to key topics within the field, as well as detailed illustrations to help reinforce concepts and experiments. Readers looking for a deeper understanding of the life and times of the greatest minds in this field need look no further than Geneticists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627125512
Publisher: Cavendish Square
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Cavendish Square Great Scientists Series
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Sidney Altman 8

Catalytic RNA and the RNA World 9

William Bateson 11

Complementary Genes 13

George Wells Beadle 14

One Gene, One Enzyme 16

Paul Berg 17

DNA, SV40, and Splicing 18

Elizabeth Helen Blackburn 21

Uncovering the Molecular Structure of the Telomere 22

Francis Crick 23

The Double Helix 26

Jean Dausset 27

The Human Leukocyte Antigen Complex 29

Andrew Zachary Fire 31

RNA Interference (RNAi) 32

Rosalind E. Franklin 33

The Determination of the Structure of DNA 35

Sir Francis Galton 36

Eugenics 38

Walter Gilbert 39

The Structure of Genes 41

Carolyn Widney Greider 42

Telomere Terminal Transferase 43

J. B. S. Haldane 45

Measuring the Rate of Evolution 46

Alice S. Huang 48

Defective Interfering Particles 49

Ruth Hubbard 50

Scientific and Social Ideas Are Intertwined 52

Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen 53

Genotype Versus Phenotype 54

Helen Dean King 56

Animal Research 57

Arthur Kornberg 59

The Isolation of DNA Polymerase 60

Albrecht Kossel 62

The Role of Nucleic Acids in the Cell 63

Eric S. Lander 64

Genomic Research/Human Genome Project 66

Joshua Lederberg 67

Sexual Reproduction in Bacteria 69

Barbara McClintock 70

Transposable Genetic Elements and Crossing-Over 72

Craig Cameron Mello 74

Gene Regulation 76

Gregor Johann Mendel 77

The Laws of Heredity 78

Jacques Lucien Monod 81

Studies of Bacterial Growth 82

Thomas Hunt Morgan 84

Sex-Linked Genes and Chromosome Maps 86

Hermann Joseph Muller 89

The Induction of Mutations by X-Rays 90

Marshall W. Nirenberg 93

The Genetic Code 94

Reginald Crundall Punnett 97

Factor Interaction 98

Frederick Sanger 100

Determining the Amino Acid Sequence of a Protein 101

The Process of Sequencing DNA 102

George D. Snell 104

The Major Histocompatibility Complex 106

Nettie Maria Stevens 108

The Chromosomal Determination of Sex 109

Alfred H. Sturtevant 110

Gene Mapping in Chromosomes 112

Jack William Szostak 113

In Vitro Selection 114

Hugo de Vries 115

De Vries' Discovery of Mutation and Evolution Theory 117

James D. Watson 118

The Three-Dimensional Structure of DNA 119

Robert Allan Weinberg 121

Unraveling the Mystery of Cancer 123

Nancy Sabin Wexler 124

Huntington's Disease, the Chromosome Key 125

Maurice H. F. Wilkins 127

X-Ray Diffraction Studies of DNA 128

Ian Wilmut 130

Hello, Dolly 131

Glossary 133

Index 135

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