The New Genetics is a science education booklet that explains the role of genes in health and disease, the basics of DNA and its molecular cousin RNA, and new directions in genetic research.
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All life on Earth is related. Overview of the booklet.
Covers DNA, RNA, transcription, RNA splicing, translation, ribosomes, antibiotics, genetic diseases, and gene chips.
Explores microRNAs, RNAi, epigenetics, telomeres, mtDNA, and recombinant DNA.
Explains evolutionary biology, SNPs, model organisms. circadian rhythms, bioinformatics, and gene sequencing.
Covers the human genome, behavioral genetics, pharmacogenetics, drug resistance, biofilms, and computer modeling.
Discusses systems biology, GFP, genetic testing, privacy concerns, DNA forensics, biotechnology, patents, and careers.
Defines terms used in the booklet.
A crossword puzzle covering topics in the booklet.
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