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The Resource Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome, Nessa Carey

Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome, Nessa Carey

Label
Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome
Title
Junk DNA
Title remainder
a journey through the dark matter of the genome
Statement of responsibility
Nessa Carey
Title variation
Junk deoxyribonucleic acid
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades after the structure of DNA was identified, scientists focused purely on genes, the regions of the genome that contain codes for the production of proteins. Other regions 98% of the human genome were dismissed as 'junk'. But in recent years researchers have discovered that variations in this 'junk' DNA underlie many previously intractable diseases, and they can now generate new approaches to tackling them. Nessa Carey shows how junk DNA plays an important role in areas as diverse as genetic diseases, viral infections, sex determination in mammals, human biological complexity, disease treatments, even evolution itself and reveals how we are only now truly unlocking its secrets
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carey, Nessa
Dewey number
572.86
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Recombinant DNA
  • Genomics
  • Human genome
  • Genomes
  • DNA
Target audience
adult
Label
Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome, Nessa Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: 1.Why Dark Matter Matters -- 2.When Dark Matter Turns Very Dark Indeed -- 3.Where Did All the Genes Go? -- 4.Outstaying an Invitation -- 5.Everything Shrinks When We Get Old -- 6.Two Is the Perfect Number -- 7.Painting with Junk -- 8.Playing the Long Game -- 9.Adding Colour to the Dark Matter -- 10.Why Parents Love Junk -- 11.Junk with a Mission -- 12.Switching It On, Turning It Up -- 13.No Man's Land -- 14.Project ENCODE -- Big Science Comes to Junk DNA -- 15.Headless Queens, Strange Cats and Portly Mice -- 16.Lost in Untranslation -- 17.Why LEGO is Better Than Airfix -- 18.Mini Can Be Mighty -- 19.The Drugs Do Work (Sometimes) -- 20.Some Light in the Darkness
Control code
000055404902
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781848319158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919499521
Label
Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome, Nessa Carey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Contents note: 1.Why Dark Matter Matters -- 2.When Dark Matter Turns Very Dark Indeed -- 3.Where Did All the Genes Go? -- 4.Outstaying an Invitation -- 5.Everything Shrinks When We Get Old -- 6.Two Is the Perfect Number -- 7.Painting with Junk -- 8.Playing the Long Game -- 9.Adding Colour to the Dark Matter -- 10.Why Parents Love Junk -- 11.Junk with a Mission -- 12.Switching It On, Turning It Up -- 13.No Man's Land -- 14.Project ENCODE -- Big Science Comes to Junk DNA -- 15.Headless Queens, Strange Cats and Portly Mice -- 16.Lost in Untranslation -- 17.Why LEGO is Better Than Airfix -- 18.Mini Can Be Mighty -- 19.The Drugs Do Work (Sometimes) -- 20.Some Light in the Darkness
Control code
000055404902
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 340 pages
Isbn
9781848319158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919499521

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