“Eugenetica” e “darwinismo sociale”: che cosa furono esattamente? Esiste davvero un legame tra quelle dottrine e la teoria di Darwin? Questi “figli illegittimi” della scienza posero le basi di fenomeni sociali universalmente noti e assolutamente drammatici come lo schiavismo, le sterilizzazioni coatte e gli stermini di massa. Un esperto genetista spiega cosa ci fosse di sbagliato in quelle sciagurate dottrine dal punto di vista della scienza.
From Genes to Genomes
Author: Jeremy W. Dale, Malcolm von Schantz, Nick Plant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Rapid advances in a collection of techniques referred to as gene technology, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology and gene cloning have pushed molecular biology to the forefront of the biological sciences.
Covering the groundwork of organic chemistry, this introductory text shows the interrelation between organic chemistry and the biological and health sciences in a way that is clear, concise and easily understood by students.
Author: Leland Hartwell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Genetics: From Genes to Genomes is a cutting-edge, introductory genetics text authored by an unparalleled author team, including Nobel Prize winner, Leland Hartwell. The 5th edition continues to build upon the integration of Mendelian and molecular principles, providing students with the links between the early understanding of genetics and the new molecular discoveries that have changed the way the field of genetics is viewed.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation.
Human Molecular Genetics
Author: Tom Strachan, Andrew Read
Publisher: Garland Science
Human Molecular Genetics is an established and class-proven textbook for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students which provides an authoritative and integrated approach to the molecular aspects of human genetics. While maintaining the hallmark features of previous editions, the Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It includes new Key Concepts at the beginning of each chapter and annotated further reading at the conclusion of each chapter, to help readers navigate the wealth of information in this subject. The text has been restructured so genomic technologies are integrated throughout, and next generation sequencing is included. Genetic testing, screening, approaches to therapy, personalized medicine, and disease models have been brought together in one section. Coverage of cell biology including stem cells and cell therapy, studying gene function and structure, comparative genomics, model organisms, noncoding RNAs and their functions, and epigenetics have all been expanded.
Principles of Genetics is one of the most popular texts in use for the introductory course. It opens a window on the rapidly advancing science of genetics by showing exactly how genetics is done. Throughout, the authors incorporate a human emphasis and highlight the role of geneticists to keep students interested and motivated. The seventh edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments in the field of genetics. Principles of Genetics continues to educate today’s students for tomorrows science by focusing on features that aid in content comprehension and application. This text is an unbound, three hole punched version.
The Century of the Gene
Author: Evelyn Fox KELLER
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Ecology of Aquatic Systems
Author: Michael Dobson, Mike Dobson, Chris Frid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Ecology of Aquatic Systems brings together coverage of freshwater and marine systems to illustrate the principles and properties that unify aquatic systems. Using examples drawn from a wide geographical range, the book presents a broad survey of the field that acts as the ideal foundation for further study.
Author: Michael H. Crawford
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Volume detailing the effects of the molecular revolution on anthropological genetics and how it redefined the field.
Author: Mark F. Sanders, John L. Bowman
This loose-leaf, three-hole punched version of the textbook gives students the flexibility to take only what they need to class and add their own notes--all at an affordable price. For all introductory genetics courses Engage students with real-world applications of genetics Informed by more than 50 years' experience and experimentation in teaching genetics, authors Mark Sanders and John Bowman share their excitement about genetics and the dynamism at work in the field with Genetic Analysis: An Integrated Approach . The authors use an integrated approach to help contextualize three core challenges of learning genetics: solving problems, understanding the connection between traditional genetics models and more modern approaches, and understanding evolution. With the 3rd Edition, the authors provide students with additional problem solving guidance and a new emphasis on real-world applications of genetics. They also strive to make learning the details of genetics easier and offer ways to facilitate group work and discussion of genetics problems and concepts. The revision incorporates key updates that keep pace with changes in the field, such as advances in CRISPR-Cas, more discussion of epigenetics and expanded coverage of genomic approaches. Also available with Mastering Genetics Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and improves results for each student. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Learn more about Mastering Genetics. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(tm) Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the loose-leaf version of the text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0135194091 / 9780135194096 Genetic Analysis: An Integrated Approach, Books a la Carte Plus Mastering Genetics with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
This readable guide to the assessment and management of patients with bipolar disorder can help physicians keep abreast of dramatic and rapid advances of recent years and integrate them into their practice. Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders emphasizes recent controlled studies and FDA-approved indications and translates these data into the real world of clinical practice. The contributions of the eleven chapter authors from Stanford University reflect more than a decade of clinical research and treatment undertaken at that institution, including advances in diagnosis and interventions supported by controlled studies. They provide crucial information regarding diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and treatment of patients from special populations -- such as children, women, and older adults -- and patients with particular challenging illness course such as rapid cycling. This is the first book to provide quantitative assessment of potential benefit (number needed to treat) and risk (number needed to harm) for all approved treatments for bipolar disorder, providing clinicians with information needed to balance benefits and risks in order to render individualized state-of-the-art, evidence-based care. It describes all FDA-approved indications -- reviewing efficacy, safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics, illness phase-specific dosing, and drug interactions. A chapter on multiphase treatment strategy explains crucial illness transition points and describes how these have been integrated with knowledge of illness phase in mood disorders. The book then demonstrates the relevance of this approach to therapeutics by providing: An overview of pharmacotherapy that covers the emergence of evidence-based pharmacotherapy and number-needed-to-treat and -harm analyses. Guidelines to managing acute manic and mixed episodes that include evidence-based assessments of lithium, divalproex, carbamazepine, and second-generation antipsychotics. Coverage of acute major depressive episodes in bipolar disorders that outlines four tiers of treatment for this most pervasive illness phase with the fewest approved treatments. Discussion of the longer-term management of bipolar disorders, including reviews of controlled trials of recently approved pharmacotherapies such as lamotrigine, olanzapine, aripiprazole, and adjunctive quetiapine. A review of the use of mood stabilizers and second-generation antipsychotics, often in combinations, as well as the controversial role of adjunctive antidepressants in treating patients with rapid-cycling bipolar disorders. Description of important advances in evidence-based adjunctive psychotherapeutic interventions in bipolar depression, and bipolar maintenance treatment. Comprehensive in scope, yet readily accessible for application to clinical practice, the book includes summary tables, quick-reference lists of clinical pearls, and case studies to make its content more relevant. Handbook of Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders is the ideal source for integrating recent research into everyday practice.
Authors Dave Nelson and Mike Cox combine the best of the laboratory and best of the classroom, introducing exciting new developments while communicating basic principles of biochemistry.