Genetics: Unlocking the Secrets of Life
Genetics: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

Series: Innovators   

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Annotation: Examines the lives and scientific breakthroughs of seven scientists who contributed to the field of genetics--Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Oswald Avery, James Watson, Francis Crick, and Har Gobind Khorana.
Catalog Number: #3747645
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Oliver Press
Copyright Date: 1996
Edition Date: c1996
Pages: 144 p.
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-88150-827-7
ISBN 13: 978-1-88150-827-4
Dewey: 576
LCCN: 95038804
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: English
Horn Book
The development of genetics is traced in biographical essays about seven major contributors to the field, ranging from Darwin and Mendel to Har Gobind Khorana, the creator of the first synthetic gene. Aaseng presents the stories of these scientific discoveries with a dramatic flair and examines many of the probing questions surrounding genetic engineering. A final chapter looks at how developments in genetics affect modern life. Bib., glos., ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-136) and index.
Word Count: 20,603
Reading Level: 9.9
Interest Level: 5-9
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 9.9 / points: 4.0 / quiz: 42509 / grade: Upper Grades

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