What makes you you? / Gill Arbuthnott ; illustrated by Marc Mones
- Drawn to science: illustrated guides to key science concepts
- Charles Darwin and evolution -- So what is this DNA stuff anyway? -- The monk and the pea plants -- Your chromosomes and you -- The battle of the sexes -- The great DNA race -- Taking photos of DNA -- The human genome project -- Embryo selection -- Gene therapy -- Genomic medicine -- Clones -- Dolly the sheep -- DNA fingerprinting -- DNA and forensic science -- Mice with four parents -- Genetic engineering -- Feeding the world -- Making medicine -- Mice with human ears -- What are stem cells? -- Growing new organs -- Where do stem cells come from? -- Saviour siblings -- What's next? -- Things to do: getting DNA out of fruit.
- "What Makes You You? is a mind-blowing introduction to the building blocks of life--DNA! Amazing 3D-style illustrations and diagrams help explain what it is, how it works, and what we can do with it. Breaking down complex scientific concepts and processes into bite-sized chunks, this fascinating book explains everything from the basics of evolution to the incredible achievements of modern-day genetic research--and what's in store for the future!"--
- 9780778722397 (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper), 0778722392 (reinforced library binding ; alk. paper), 9780778722472 (pbk. ; alk. paper), and 0778722473 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- Interest Age:
- Ages 10-13.
- Interest Grade:
- Grades 7 to 8.
- "First published 2013 by A & C Black."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (page 60) and index.
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