Scientific American Current Issues in Cell and Molecular Biology and Genetics

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-02-07
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Give your students the best of both worldsthe most current, interesting applications in cell biology, genetics, and molecular biology paired with the authority, reliability, and clarity of Benjamin Cummings texts. This exclusive special supplement from Scientific American is available at no additional cost when packaged with select Benjamin Cummings titles. Each article was carefully chosen to match the level of your course, and to capture some of the most exciting developments in biology todayfrom gene therapy to a potentially looming influenza pandemic and more. Also included are end of chapter comprehension and discussion questions for both cell biology and genetics.

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New Movement in Parkinsons Recent genetic and cellular discoveries are among the advances pointing to improved treatments for this increasingly common disorder
New Bulls-Eyes for Drugs
A familiar class of cell-surface receptors turns out to offer an array of fresh targets than could yield new treatments for disorders ranging from HIV infection to obesity Capturing a Killer Flu Virus
The deadliest flu strain in history has been resurrected. What can the 1918 virus reveal about why it killed millions and where more like it may be lurking?
Preparing for a Pandemic One day a highly contagious and lethal strain of influenza will sweep across all humanity, claiming millions of lives
It may arrive in months or not for years but the pandemic is inevitable. Are we ready?
Synthetic Life Biologists are crafting libraries of interchangeable DNA parts and assembling them inside microbes to create programmable, living machines Hitting the Genetic Off Switch
A host of start-ups is speeding development of a new class of drugs that block the action of RNA The Alternative Genome The old axiom one gene, one protein no longer holds true
The more complex an organism, the more likely it became that way by extracting multiple protein meanings from individual genes.
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