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Welcome to the CDU Alice Springs Campus LibGuide of information on issues in biology for Centralian Senior College students.
On this page you will find a range of general library resources on biotechnology and bioethics, as well as regular news updates in the field.
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When searching Library Search for journal articles, select the filter "Open Access" to find academic articles that are freely available.
Biotechnology News Feed
Read some of the latest biotechnology news from around the world.
Featured Library Books
embryonic stem cell research in parliament this week -- Stem cells, sex, and procreation -- Duties toward animals -- A Utilitarian view -- All animals are equal -- Vivisection, morals and medicine: an exchange -- Confidentiality in medicine: a decrepit concept -- On a supposed right to lie from altruistic motives -- Should doctors tell the truth? -- On telling patients the truth -- On liberty -- From Schloendorff v. New York Hospital -- Amputees by choice -- Abandoning informed consent -- Rational desires and the limitation of life-sustaining treatment.
Call Number: 174.957 BIOE
"At Issue: Designer Babies: Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates, a quick grounding in the issues, and a challenge to critical thinking skills"--
Call Number: 616.69206 DESI
The Human Genome
Introduction: A race to the future. A brief history of the genome project ; About the map -- Back to basics. Mendel's garden : setting the stage ; Darwin's natural selection ; Cells : a hidden universe ; DNAn : the molecule of heredity ; The central dogma of molecular biology ; Gene mapping and sequencing before the HGP -- Of mice and men, and other creatures. Bacteria ; Brewer's yeast ; Roundworm ; Fruit fly ; Human ; A genome grab bag -- Reading the book of life. Take a look at yourself ; What's in a number ; Linking genes to traits and functions ; Mutation : in the eye of the beholder? ; Population genomics: something for everyone ; Gene regulation and expression -- Genomics applied : tackling cancer. What is cancer? ; Linking genes and cancer ; Surveying gene expression ; Using microarrays in cancer study ; One cancer, many diseases ; Toward personalized cancer care ; Cancer viruses and vaccines ; The future of cancer therapy -- Genes and the roots of disease. Beyond Mendel : modern genetics -- Huntington's disease : an autosomal dominant disease ; Cystic fibrosis : an autosomal recessive disease ; Diabetes : a polygenic, multifactorial disease ; Genes, environment, or both? ; Genes, environment, or both? ; Personalized medicine ; Systems biology : more than the sum of our parts -- The genomics of evolution. Evolution's notebook ; Out of Africa : genomic diversity ; Y chromosomal Adam ; Mitochondrial Eve ; Neanderthals : our lost cousins ; Are we the third chimpanzee? -- A brave new genomic world. Forensic genomics ; Genomes 'r' us ; Learning from Watson's genome ; Stem cells ; A word about cloning ; Prenatal genetic testing and gene therapy ; Legal and ethical concerns ; Our genomic future.
Call Number: 611.018166 QUAC
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