Rosalind Franklin the woman who discovered the DNA code
The Discoveries by LibGuides: "An unprecedented explosion of creativity, insight, and breakthrough occurred in every field of science in the last century. From the theory of relativity to the first quantum model of the atom to the mapping of the structure of DNA, these discoveries profoundly changed the way we understand the world and our place in it. Now the physicist and novelist Alan Lightman tells the stories of two dozen of the most seminal discoveries. In lucid and literary prose, Lightman paints the intellectual and emotional landscape of each discovery, portrays the personalities and human drama of the scientists involved, and explains the significance and impact of the work. He explores such questions as whether there were common patterns of research, whether the discoveries were accidental or intentional, and whether the scientists were aware of or oblivious to the significance of what they had found. Finally, Lightman gives an unprecedented and exhilarating guided tour through each of the original papers, which are included in the book. Here are Einstein and Bohr, McClintock and Pauling, Planck and Heisenberg, and many others in their own words, grappling with the nature of the world. Original in its scope and depth, The Discoveries offers an extraordinary exploration into the nature of scientific discoveries and the minds of the men and women who made them. From the Hardcover edition."
Call Number: STLib Stacks Q180.55.D57 L54 2005
Publication Date: 2005-11-08
- Application of environmental DNA for inventory and monitoring of aquatic species / Authors: David S. Pilliod [and three others] [Reston, Va.] : U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey,  Connect to http://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo37069
- Making sense of DNA backlogs, 2012 : myths vs. reality / by Mark Nelson, Ruby Chase, and Lindsay DePalma Washington, D.C. : U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice, December 2013. Summary: Defines what a DNA backlog is, explains why the demand for DNA testing is increasing, and what is being done to reduce and eliminate the backlog. PDF, Mobi and epub versions (Permanent link)
- DNA sampling and analysis [electronic resource] / by Laura Cummings. [Hartford : Connecticut General Assembly, Office of Legislative Research, 2009]
- At home DNA tests : marketing scam or medical breakthrough : hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, Washington, DC, July 27, 2006 STLib Fed Docs Y 4.AG 4:S.HRG.109-707
- How DNA can help identify individuals / [prepared for the City of New York, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ; by the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services and the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Dept. of Justice] STLib Fed Docs HE 20.3002:D 44/6
Trace Your Roots with DNA by
Call Number: STLib Stacks CS21 .S58 2004
Publication Date: 2004-10-27
LibGuides: "Written by two of the country's top genealogists, Trace Your Roots with DNA is the first book to explain how new and groundbreaking genetic testing can help you research your ancestry According to American Demographics, 113 million Americans have begun to trace their roots, making genealogy the second most popular hobby in the country (after gardening). Enthusiasts clamor for new information from dozens of subscription-based websites, email newsletters, and magazines devoted to the subject. For these eager roots-seekers looking to take their searches to the next level, DNA testing is the answer. After a brief introduction to genealogy and genetics fundamentals, the authors explain the types of available testing, what kind of information the tests can provide, how to interpret the results, and how the tests work (it doesn't involve digging up your dead relatives). It's in expensive, easy to do, and the results are accurate: It's as simple as swabbing the inside of your cheek and popping a sample in the mail. Family lore has it that a branch of our family emigrated to Argentina and now I've found some people there with our name. Can testing tell us whether we're from the same family? My mother was adopted and doesn't know her ethnicity. Are there any tests available to help her learn about her heritage? I just discovered someone else with my highly unusual surname. How can we find out if we have a common ancestor? These are just a few of the types of genealogical scenarios readers can pursue. The authors reveal exactly what is possible-and what is not possible-with genetic testing. They include case studies of both famous historial mysteries and examples of ordinary folks whose exploration of genetic genealogy has enabled them to trace their roots."
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