by Nicholas H. Bergman
Publisher: Humana Press Inc. 2007
Comparative Genomics is a collection of robust protocols for molecular biologists beginning to use comparative genomic analysis tools in a variety of areas. The three chapters that are available on the Bookshelf describe National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources available to the public.
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- National Academies Press
Synthetic biology is being pursued overwhelmingly for beneficial purposes ranging from reducing the burden of disease to improving agricultural yields to remediating pollution. This book explores and envisions potential misuses of synthetic biology.
- National Library of Medicine
Metagenomics is the functional and sequence-based analysis of the collective microbial genomes that are contained in an environmental sample. This text is developed by NCBI from metagenome projects submitted to the Genomes Projects database.
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé - University of California Press
This book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers.
by Catherine Baker - AAAS
An introduction to how genes and environments interact through development to shape differences in mood, personality, and intelligence. An introduction for non-scientists to the behavioral genetics and its broader ethical and social implications.