Making Sense of Genes What are genes What do genes do These seemingly simple questions are in fact challenging to answer accurately As a result there are widespread misunderstandings and over simplistic answers which lea

  • Title: Making Sense of Genes
  • Author: Kostas Kampourakis
  • ISBN: 9781107567498
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback
  • What are genes What do genes do These seemingly simple questions are in fact challenging to answer accurately As a result, there are widespread misunderstandings and over simplistic answers, which lead to common conceptions widely portrayed in the media, such as the existence of a gene for a particular characteristic or disease In reality, the DNA we inherit interactWhat are genes What do genes do These seemingly simple questions are in fact challenging to answer accurately As a result, there are widespread misunderstandings and over simplistic answers, which lead to common conceptions widely portrayed in the media, such as the existence of a gene for a particular characteristic or disease In reality, the DNA we inherit interacts continuously with the environment and functions differently as we age What our parents hand down to us is just the beginning of our life story This comprehensive book analyses and explains the gene concept, combining philosophical, historical, psychological and educational perspectives with current research in genetics and genomics It summarises what we currently know and do not know about genes and the potential impact of genetics on all our lives Making Sense of Genes is an accessible but rigorous introduction to contemporary genetics concepts for non experts, undergraduate students, teachers and healthcare professionals.

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    1. Kostas Kampourakis

      My new book is titled Turning Points , and it will be published by Prometheus books in early 2018.My previous book, titled Making Sense of Genes , was published by Cambridge University Press in early 2017 My book Understanding Evolution Cambridge University Press, 2014 was selected as a 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title I have edited The Philosophy of Biology a Companion for Educators Springer 2013 , and co edited, with Ron Numbers, Newton s Apple and Other Myths about Science Harvard University Press, 2015 I am currently co editing, with Michael Reiss, a book on biology didactics that will be published by Routledge.

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