The Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene


  • Author : Daniel Michael Davis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199316410


The Compatibility Gene Book Description :

The Compatibility Gene takes readers on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history of transplants and immunology. That journey has revealed astonishing links between who we are as individuals and our never-ceasing struggle to survive disease. Most of the 25,000 genes we possess are the same for all of us. Compatibility genes are those that vary most from person to person and give each of us a unique molecular signature. These genes determine both the extent to which we are susceptible to a vast range of illnesses and the different ways each of us fights disease. In The Compatibility Gene, distinguished immunologist Daniel Davis draws on new research to suggest a number of even more fa...

The Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene


  • Author : Daniel M Davis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141972527


The Compatibility Gene Book Description :

The Compatibility Gene is a scientific adventure story set in a new field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. Here, Daniel M Davis, one of the leading scientists in the field, tells us the story of its groundbreaking developments that have the potential to change us all We each possess a similar set of around 25,000 human genes. Yet a tiny, distinctive cluster of these genes plays a disproportionately large part in how our bodies work. These few genes, argues Daniel M. Davis, hold the key to who we are as individuals and our relationship to the world: how we combat disease, how our brains are wired, how attractive we are, even how likely we are to reproduce. In The Compatib...

The Compatibility Gene

The Compatibility Gene


  • Author : Daniel M Davis
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141972527


The Compatibility Gene Book Description :

The Compatibility Gene is a scientific adventure story set in a new field of genetic discovery - that of the crucial genes that define our relationships, our health and our individuality. Here, Daniel M Davis, one of the leading scientists in the field, tells us the story of its groundbreaking developments that have the potential to change us all We each possess a similar set of around 25,000 human genes. Yet a tiny, distinctive cluster of these genes plays a disproportionately large part in how our bodies work. These few genes, argues Daniel M. Davis, hold the key to who we are as individuals and our relationship to the world: how we combat disease, how our brains are wired, how attractive we are, even how likely we are to reproduce. In The Compatib...

The Misunderstood Gene

The Misunderstood Gene


  • Author : Michel Morange
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0674003365


The Misunderstood Gene Book Description :

At a time when the complete human genome has been sequenced and when seemingly every week feature news stories describe genes that may be responsible for personality, intelligence, even happiness, Michel Morange gives us a book that demystifies the power of modern genetics. The Misunderstood Gene takes us on an easily comprehensible tour of the most recent findings in molecular biology to show us how--and if--genes contribute to biological processes and complex human behaviors. As Morange explains, if molecular biologists had to designate one category of molecules as essential to life, it would be proteins and their multiple functions, not DNA and genes. Genes are the centerpiece of modern biology because they can be modified. But they are only the m...

The Beautiful Cure
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Beautiful Cure


  • Author : Daniel M. Davis
  • Publisher : Arrow
  • Release Date : 2019-02-07
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1784702218


The Beautiful Cure Book Description :

'Thrilling... Reads like the best kind of adventure story' STEPHEN FRY Our immune system is one of the great marvels of nature - and it holds the key to human health. Here, Professor Daniel Davis charts the groundbreaking scientific quest to understand how it fights disease and enables the body to heal itself. He explains how it is affected by stress, sleep, age and our state of mind, and reveals how all of this knowledge is now unlocking a revolutionary approach to medicine and well-being. The Beautiful Cure tells a dramatic story of detective work and discovery, of puzzles solved and of the mysteries that remain, and of lives sacrificed and saved. 'Brilliantly conveys the excitement of scientific discovery' Bill Bryson 'Wonderful' Henry Marsh SHORT...

Recombinant Gene Expression
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Recombinant Gene Expression


  • Author : Paulina Balbás
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592597741


Recombinant Gene Expression Book Description :

Leading investigators, all of them experts on particular gene expression systems, provide a stellar set of original protocols for gene expression supported by overviews and troubleshooting guides for the biological systmes addressed. This book provides a global view of gene expression in prokaryotes, fungi, plants and animals and will be an invaluable reference in the collection of all biological science laboratories....

The Beautiful Cure
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Beautiful Cure


  • Author : Daniel M. Davis
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226371146


The Beautiful Cure Book Description :

“Visceral.”—Wall Street Journal “Illuminating.”—Publishers Weekly “Heroic.”—Science The immune system holds the key to human health. In The Beautiful Cure, leading immunologist Daniel M. Davis describes how the scientific quest to understand how the immune system works—and how it is affected by stress, sleep, age, and our state of mind—is now unlocking a revolutionary new approach to medicine and well-being. The body’s ability to fight disease and heal itself is one of the great mysteries and marvels of nature. But in recent years, painstaking research has resulted in major advances in our grasp of this breathtakingly beautiful inner world: a vast and intricate network of specialist cells, regulatory proteins, and dedicated ge...

Chance in Biology

Chance in Biology


  • Author : Mark Denny
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-23
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400841400


Chance in Biology Book Description :

Life is a chancy proposition: from the movement of molecules to the age at which we die, chance plays a key role in the natural world. Traditionally, biologists have viewed the inevitable "noise" of life as an unfortunate complication. The authors of this book, however, treat random processes as a benefit. In this introduction to chance in biology, Mark Denny and Steven Gaines help readers to apply the probability theory needed to make sense of chance events--using examples from ocean waves to spiderwebs, in fields ranging from molecular mechanics to evolution. Through the application of probability theory, Denny and Gaines make predictions about how plants and animals work in a stochastic universe. Is it possible to pack a variety of ion channels in...

Hybrid Rice

Hybrid Rice


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Int. Rice Res. Inst.
  • Release Date : 1988-01-01
  • Genre: Hybrid rice
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789711042080


Hybrid Rice Book Description :

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The Selfish Gene
Score: 4.5
From 76 Ratings

The Selfish Gene


  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0192860925


The Selfish Gene Book Description :

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit...