Genetics: from DNA to designer dogs

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Ever since scientists first cloned Dolly, genetics has been a hot-button topic in the media and the political world. Genetics brings readers the inside story, and looks objectively at this fascinating modern science. From the Human Genome Project to stem cell research to the National Geographic’s own Genographic Project, scientists are exploring and rapidly advancing our knowledge of the human condition.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
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table_of_contents Message from the consultant -- Mendel, the father of modern genetics -- Timeline of genetic research. Ancient DNA : Royal genes -- Pharaoh gone missing -- Historic discoveries -- Mysterious mummy is found -- Family tree, written in DNA -- Problems with ancient DNA -- Genetic science reveals the future as well as the past. Genetic science : Green pollution fighters -- Rabbit genes in trees -- Slow cleanup in the most polluted places -- Medium pizza with genetically modified canola oil -- Problem or a solution? Genes for long life : Very old worms -- Why is my hair brown? -- Switching genes on and off -- Inherited traits -- Two points of view. Fighting for wildlife : Mysterious animal on the loose in Montana -- Gathering gorilla DNA -- Extracting DNA -- New weapons -- Meet a DNA investigator. Microbial DNA : Why is microbial DNA important? -- Map of microbial DNA -- Scooping up life in the Sargasso Sea -- Human genome project -- Microbial genome project. Genetics and cloning : Ditteaux, the African wildcat -- How does cloning work? -- Cloning history -- Problems of diversity -- Why stop with African wildcats? -- Growing a human heart -- Years ahead.
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