Have a Nice DNA

Author: Frances R. Balkwill
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879696108
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Explains the structure and function of DNA.

Enjoy Your Cells

Author: Frances R. Balkwill
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879695842
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Describes different kinds of cells and the work that they do inside living things.

Gene Machines

Author: Frances R. Balkwill
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879696115
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An introduction to how genes work, including basic information about cloning and gene therapy.

Germ Zappers

Author: Fran Balkwill
Publisher: CSHL Press
ISBN: 9780879695989
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Explains how the body defends itself against disease, including the roles of bacteria, viruses, and other germs, and the cells that work to protect the body against them.

Cells Are Us

Author: Fran Balkwill
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780606188166
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Explains the functions of cells in the human body.

My First Book about DNA

Author: Katie Woodard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781401078164
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Learn all about DNA, from what it looks like and where it is found to what fascinating things we can do with it!

DNA Is Here to Stay

Author: Fran Balkwill
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books
ISBN: 9780876146385
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A simple explanation of what DNA is and what it does in the body.

Learning About DNA Grades 4 8

Author: Debbie Routh
Publisher: Mark Twain Media
ISBN: 1580377882
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Connect students in grades 4 and up with science using Learning about DNA. This 48-page book covers topics such as DNA basics, microscopes, the organization of the cell, mitosis and meiosis, and dominant and recessive traits. It reinforces lessons supporting the use of scientific process skills to observe, analyze, debate, and report, and each principle is supplemented by worksheets, puzzles, a research project, a unit test, and a vocabulary list. The book also includes an answer key.

Genetics

Author: Carla Mooney
Publisher: Inquire and Investigate
ISBN: 9781619302129
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Introducing young readers to the fascinating world of genetics, this educational resource presents the main concepts of the science, including what a chromosome does, how DNA is structured, and how genetic inheritance works. Combining inquiry-based, age-appropriate activities with biology, Genetics features graphic novel–style illustrations, fascinating sidebars, and a glossary of important vocabulary to illuminate the complex world of genetics and bring it to life. Projects include building a 3-D DNA double helix model, extracting DNA, using a Punnet Square to predict an offspring's probability of inheritance, and evaluating the benefits and risks of genetically engineering a new species. Additional materials include a list of current reference works, websites, and internet resources.

Power Sex Suicide

Author: Nick Lane
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622591
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Mitochondria are tiny structures located inside our cells that carry out the essential task of producing energy for the cell. They are found in all complex living things, and in that sense, they are fundamental for driving complex life on the planet. But there is much more to them than that. Mitochondria have their own DNA, with their own small collection of genes, separate from those in the cell nucleus. It is thought that they were once bacteria living independent lives. Their enslavement within the larger cell was a turning point in the evolution of life, enabling the development of complex organisms and, closely related, the origin of two sexes. Unlike the DNA in the nucleus, mitochondrial DNA is passed down exclusively (or almost exclusively) via the female line. That's why it has been used by some researchers to trace human ancestry daughter-to-mother, to 'Mitochondrial Eve'. Mitochondria give us important information about our evolutionary history. And that's not all. Mitochondrial genes mutate much faster than those in the nucleus because of the free radicals produced in their energy-generating role. This high mutation rate lies behind our ageing and certain congenital diseases. The latest research suggests that mitochondria play a key role in degenerative diseases such as cancer, through their involvement in precipitating cell suicide. Mitochondria, then, are pivotal in power, sex, and suicide. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Nick Lane brings together the latest research findings in this exciting field to show how our growing understanding of mitochondria is shedding light on how complex life evolved, why sex arose (why don't we just bud?), and why we age and die. This understanding is of fundamental importance, both in understanding how we and all other complex life came to be, but also in order to be able to control our own illnesses, and delay our degeneration and death. 'An extraordinary account of groundbreaking modern science... The book abounds with interesting and important ideas.' Mark Ridley, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford