By Freeman J. Dyson
"Freeman Dyson's most recent booklet doesn't try and collect the entire celebrated physicist's techniques on technology and know-how right into a unified idea. The emphasis is, in its place, at the myriad ways that the universe provides itself to us - and the way, as observers and members in its methods, we reply to it." "Taken from Dyson's contemporary public lectures - dropped at audiences with out specialized wisdom in challenging sciences - the booklet starts off with a attention of the sensible and political questions surrounding biotechnology. As he seeks how most sensible to provide an explanation for where of existence within the universe, Dyson then strikes from the moral to the merely medical. The publication concludes with an try and comprehend the consequences of biology for philosophy and religion."--Jacket. Read more...
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Base (nucleotide) A segment of the DNA (and RNA) molecules. One of the four (repeating) chemical units that comprise DNA/RNA that, according to their order and pairing (on the parallel strands of DNA/RNA molecules), represent the different amino acids (within the protein molecule that each gene in the DNA codes for). The four bases comprising DNA are adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G), and thymine (T). See also DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA), RIBONUCLEIC ACID ( RNA ), POLYMER, CODING SEQUENCE , CONTROL SEQUENCES, EXPRESSION, AMINO ACID, PROTEIN, GENE, ADENINE, CYTOSINE, GUANINE, THYMINE, URACIL, BASE PAIR (bp).
That bacteria’s “key” (a bacterial membrane surface protein known as internaulin) is “inserted” into the E-cadherin (“lock”), which opens up the otherwise closed-to-bacteria intestinal epithelium. The L. monocytogenes bacteria then leave the intestine and infect the human body tissues. See also ADHESION MOLECULE, CELL, RECEPTORS, LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES, EPITHELIUM. Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) The name of a nematode (microscopic roundworm) that is commonly utilized by scientists in genetics experiments.
See also MAST CELLS, ANTIGEN, ANTIBODY, HISTAMINE, WHITE BLOOD CELLS, BASOPHILIC, LEUKOCYTES , POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES (PMN), STEM CELLS. I. See TRYPSIN INHIBITORS. BBB See BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER (BBB). ) of that plant’s seeds. For example, the Bce4 promoter causes such genes to be expressed during one of the earliest stages of canola plant’s seed production. See also PROMOTER, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACID (DNA), GENE, POLYGENIC, PLASTID, EXPRESS, CANOLA, SOYBEAN PLANT, TRANSCRIPTION. Bcr-Abl Gene The gene (SNP) that causes the blood cancer chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML) in humans that possess it.
A many-colored glass : reflections on the place of life in the universe by Freeman J. Dyson