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In this Very Short Introduction to the gene Jonathan Slack explores the discovery, nature, and role of genes in evolution and development. Looking at how genes are understood as a concept, the nature of genetic variation, and how their mutation can lead to disease, this is an ideal guide for anyone curious about what genes are and how they work.
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Stem cells are a rapidly developing area of research. This book explains the nature and different types of stem cells, explores their applications in medicine for treating diseases and injuries, and considers the major areas of current research.
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"The major value of the book is that it juxtaposes historical, molecular, cellular, organismal, evolutionary, and behavioral domains in one volume..." --CHOICE
Jonathan Slack is Director of the Stem Cell Institute of the University of Minnesota, and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bath and University of Minnesota. He has published widely on genes in development, and has written four academic books. He is also on the editorial board of the journal Evolution and Development. He is also the author of Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2012).
Preface ; 1. Genes before 1944 ; 2. Genes as DNA ; 3. Mutations and gene variants ; 4. Genes as markers ; 5. Genes of small effect ; 6. Genes in evolution ; Conclusion: the varied concepts of the gene ; Further reading ; Index