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Book Title: Encyclopedia of Genetics, Four-Volume Set|
The author of the book: Sydney Brenner
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 463 KB
Edition: Academic Press
Date of issue: October 17th 2001
ISBN 13: 9780122270802
Read full description of the books Encyclopedia of Genetics, Four-Volume Set:Genetics, the science of heredity, lies at the heart of biology, and many diseases are impacted by an individuals genetic make-up.
The field of genetics is rapidly evolving and new medical break-throughs are occurring as a result of advances in knowledge of genetics, and from the human genome sequencing project in particular. It is difficult to disseminate the new information to all of the persons involved in genetics research. This book fills that gap, with diverse information compiled into a single, comprehensive source containing clear presentations of cutting-edge knowledge.
Comprehensive and outstandingly organized, the Encyclopedia of Genetics is an essential and invaluable reference work for everyone from the academic researcher to the educated layperson. It provides the most complete and authoritative coverage of genetics ever. Edited by Dr. Sydney Brenner, recipient of the 2000 Albert Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science and Professor Jeffrey H. Miller of UCLA, together they have gathered the world's top geneticists to contribute to this outstanding collection.
The online version allows multiple user access, has fully searchable text in addition to a clear alphabetical table of contents, and provides numerous hyperlinks to related sites. Initial access to the online version included with purchase. Ongoing access maintained for minimal annual fee.
The Encyclopedia provides:
* Comprehensive coverage: at 4 volumes and over 1,700 entries this is the largest Genetics reference work currently available
* Complete, up-to-date information
* Initial online access to the online version, which includes fully searchable text and numerous hyperlinks to related sites
* Cross-references to related articles within the Encyclopedia
* 2800 pages; two-color printing throughout text and figures; color plate sections also included
Read information about the authorSydney Brenner, CH FRS (born 13 January 1927) is a South African biologist and a 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate, shared with H. Robert Horvitz and John Sulston.
Brenner made significant contributions to work on the genetic code, and other areas of molecular biology while working in the Medical Research Council Unit in Cambridge, England.
He established the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism for the investigation of developmental biology, and founded the Molecular Sciences Institute in Berkeley, California, U.S..
Brenner was born in the small town of Germiston, South Africa. His father, a cobbler, came to South Africa from Lithuania in 1910, and his mother, from Riga, Latvia, in 1922. Educated at Germiston High School and the University of the Witwatersrand, he received an 1851 Exhibition Scholarship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 which enabled him to complete a D.Phil. from Exeter College, Oxford. He then spent the next 20 years at the Medical Research Council Unit in Cambridge; here, during the 1960s, he contributed to molecular biology, then an emerging field. In 1976 he joined the Salk Institute in California.
He was married to Dr. May Brenner (née Covitz, subsequently Balkind) from December 1952 until her death in January 2010; their children include Belinda, Carla, Stefan, and his stepson Jonathan Balkind from his wife's first marriage. He lives in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
The "American plan" and "European Plan" were proposed by Sydney Brenner as competing models for the way brain cells determine their neural functions.
According to the European plan (sometimes referred to as the British plan), the function of cells is determined by its genetic lineage. Therefore, a mother cell with a specific function (for instance, interpreting visual information) would create daughter cells with similar functions.
According to the American plan, a brain cell's function is determined by the function of its neighbors after cell migration. If a cell migrates to an area in the visual cortex, the cell will adopt the function of its neighboring visual cortex cells, guided by chemical and axonal signals from these cells. If the same cell migrates to the auditory cortex, it would develop functions related to hearing, regardless of its genetic lineage.
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