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The Black Box of Biology

A History of the Molecular Revolution

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674281363

Publication Date: 06/09/2020

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528 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Introduction
  • I. The Birth of Molecular Biology
    • 1. The Roots of the New Science
    • 2. The One Gene–One Enzyme Hypothesis
    • 3. The Chemical Nature of the Gene
    • 4. The Phage Group
    • 5. The Birth of Bacterial Genetics
    • 6. The Crystallization of the Tobacco Mosaic Virus
    • 7. Enter the Physicists
    • 8. The Influence of the Rockefeller Foundation
    • 9. Physical Techniques in Molecular Biology
    • 10. The Role of Physics
  • II. The Development of Molecular Biology
    • 11. The Discovery of the Double Helix
    • 12. Deciphering the Genetic Code
    • 13. The Discovery of Messenger RNA
    • 14. The French School
  • III. The Expansion of Molecular Biology
    • 15. Normal Science
    • 16. Genetic Engineering
    • 17. Split Genes and Splicing
    • 18. The Discovery of Oncogenes
    • 19. From DNA Polymerase to the Amplification of DNA
  • IV. Beyond Molecular Biology?
    • 20. The Molecularization of Biology and Medicine
    • 21. Protein Structure
    • 22. The Rise of Developmental Biology
    • 23. Molecular Biology and Evolution
    • 24. Gene Therapy
    • 25. The Central Place of RNA
    • 26. Epigenetics
    • 27. Sequencing the Human Genome
    • 28. Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology
    • 29. Images, Representations, and Metaphors in Molecular Biology
  • General Conclusion
  • Appendix: Definition of Terms
  • Notes
  • Index

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