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The DNA book / written by Professor Alison Woollard and Dr. Sophie Gilbert.

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  • ISBN: 9781465492272 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 72 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2020

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is DNA? -- Where is DNA in my body -- What does DNA do? -- Can I see DNA? -- The story of DNA -- Meet the molecules -- What are chromosomes? -- Using genes -- Cracking the code -- Copying your DNA -- Do all your cells have the same DNA? -- Passing on your genes -- Everyone's a mutant -- Good mutations -- Evolution -- The tree of life -- We are family? -- Learning from each other -- Bad mutations -- Faulty genes in us -- Sequencing DNA -- DNA detectives -- Return of the king -- Can we fix genes? -- Should we change genes? -- Rise of the clones! -- Return of the mammoths? -- Variety is the spice of life! -- Our genes in the future -- TImeline of DNA.
Summary, etc.:
"It's inside every living plant and animal, from the tiniest seed to the person standing next to you, but how much do you know about DNA? This book gives children an in-depth look at DNA and its role in all living things -- from why we have different-colored eyes to why we age. Discover what DNA is, what it does, and how it shapes our lives, including inheritance and why we look like our parents; forensic science and how DNA evidence helps catch criminals; and genetic engineering and if we could bring dinosaurs back to life. With fun illustrated DNA characters, clear diagrams, and astonishing photographs, children will love learning about themselves and this all-important molecule." -- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 7-8.
Grades 2-3.
Subject: Forensic sciences > Juvenile literature.
DNA > Juvenile literature.
Genes > Juvenile literature.

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Community Centre J 572.8 Woo 38080500291727 Juvenile Checked out 10/28/2020
Victoria J 572.8 Woo 38080500291735 Juvenile Available -

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