"A brilliantly clarifying
experience that lights up the whole revolution in contemporary
--Robert McAdams, Smithsonian Institution
"Paul Berg and Maxine
Singer have admirably described these complex ideas in clear
prose accompanied by beautiful illustrations. If you want to keep
up with the goings-on in your own cells, this is the book
--Douglas R. Hofstadter, author of Gödel, Escher, Bach
"Even those with little
science background can follow these early chapters and enjoy the
payoff that comes next: a simple and concise description of
recombinant DNA techniques, viruses, cancer, embryology,
immunology, and genomic evolution."
--Science Books & Films
Written by two world-renowned researchers in molecular biology and illustrated with clarity and precision, this beautifully produced book serves as a text for students taking non-major courses in biology, genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. It is also ideal as a primer for self-study by the interested lay person. Four color insert.
About the Authors:
Maxine Singer is the President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Scientist Emeritus at the NIH where she conducts research on transposable elements in the human genome. She is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, and was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1992.
Paul Berg is Willson Professor of Biochemistry and Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, and received the National Medal of Science in 1983.
Translated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish & Spanish.