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Church, George M. (George McDonald)

Summary: A heady overview of the emerging discipline of synthetic biology and the wonders it can produce, from new drugs and vaccines to biofuels and resurrected wooly mammoths. In this authoritative, sometimes awe-inspiring book, geneticist Church and veteran science writer Regis team up to explore how scientists are now altering the nature of living organisms by modifying their genomes, or genetic...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 572.8 CHU

Rutherford, Adam

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Summary: This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration, and a lot of sex. Since scientists first read the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 611 RUT

Card, Orson Scott

Summary: Delilah "Spunky" Spunk is invited to conduct a genome study in a small North Carolina town to discover if there is a genetic influence on one's desire to remain in a community. She unexpectedly finds herself in the cross hairs of a feud between rival Christmas pageants, and along the way discovers she is falling in love.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blackstone Publishing 2018

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Avise, John C.

Summary: How do you explain flaw in a world engineered by God? Avise extends this age-old question to the most basic aspect of humanity's physical evidence-- our genes-- and provides the evolutionary answers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 611.0181 AVI

Reich, David

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Summary: "A groundbreaking book about how technological advances in genomics and the extraction of ancient DNA have profoundly changed our understanding of human prehistory while resolving many long-standing controversies. Massive technological innovations now allow scientists to extract and analyze ancient DNA as never before, and it has become clear--in part from David Reich's own contributions to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2018

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Collen, Alanna.

Summary: "You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and skin, but also bacteria and fungi. Over your lifetime, you will carry the equivalent weight of five African elephants in microbes. You are not an individual but a colony.Until recently, we...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 COL

Summary: One of Australia's most distinguished scientists, Dr. Alan Trounson administered early IVF fertility treatments and is now an internationally recognized leader in stem cell research. In this extended interview, he reflects on a range of research techniques and genetics issues-including gene expression and epigenetics; real-world applications for genetics and epigenetics; triggering...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In 2001, Craig Venter made headlines for sequencing the human genome. In 2003, he started mapping the ocean's biodiversity. And more recently he's created the first synthetic life forms: microorganisms that can produce alternative fuels. In this TEDTalk, the renowned genomics pioneer - one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2007) - takes a break from his epic round-the-world...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: If the 20th century was the era of physics and nuclear fission, the 21st belongs to the life sciences. Moving from gene, to genome, to genetically based diseases, this program provides an overview of the interrelated fields of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, with an emphasis on practical applications of biotechnology to the field of medicine. Are genetically personalized drugs around...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Imagine a future in which physical strength and assertiveness are the top-selling items on "baby menus." This program explores that possibility and other frightening implications of market-driven genetic engineering. Showing how the government-funded Human Genome Project has become highly lucrative for pharmaceutical companies, the video examines cases of exploitative gene harvesting in Iceland...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Watson, James D.

Summary: "James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 WAT

Summary: Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. In this TEDTalk, he applies that concept to the field of genomics. A broad thinker who studies the intersection of science, business, and society, Enriquez has a talent for bridging disciplines to build a coherent look ahead. Says Nicholas Negroponte:...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: What does genetic diversity mean, and what is its relationship to evolution? This video answers that intriguing question as it summarizes the theory of natural selection and describes the process of trait inheritance. Advances stemming from the Human Genome Project-an ever-deepening understanding of life on Earth, improvements in disease detection and treatment, and applications of genomics to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Both a public consortium of researchers and a private U.S. company successfully decoded the human genetic blueprint. In this program, Doctors Francis Collins, head of the Human Genome Project, and J. Craig Venter, CEO of Celera Genomics, discuss the completion of the mapping of the human genome and what that achievement means for the future of medicine. Initial discoveries indicate that the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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