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Author Carey, Nessa, author.

Title Junk DNA : a journey through the dark matter of the genome / Nessa Carey.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Marengo-Union LD Adult Non-Fiction - MRLY-11  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Non-Fiction - NSRY-11  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-1  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  572.86 CAR    AVAILABLE
Description viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-328) and index.
Contents An introduction to genomic dark matter -- Why dark matter matters -- When dark matter turns very dark indeed -- Where did all the genes go? -- Outstaying an invitation -- Everything shrinks when we get old -- Two is the perfect number -- Painting with junk -- Playing the long game -- Adding colour to the dark matter -- Why parents love junk -- Junk with a mission -- Switching it on, turning it up -- No man's land -- Project ENCODE : Big Science comes to junk DNA -- Headless queens, strange cats, and portly mice -- Lost in translation -- Why LEGO is better than Airfix -- Mini can be mighty -- The drugs do work (sometimes) -- Some light in the darkness -- Appendix. Human diseases in which junk DNA has been implicated.
Subject Genomics.
Human genome.
Eukaryotic cells.
Recombinant DNA.
Insertion elements, DNA.
Non-coding RNA.
Gene therapy.
ISBN 9780231170840 (cloth: alkaline paper)
023117084X (cloth: alkaline paper)

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