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Genes, Development and Cancer

The Life and Work of Edward B. Lewis

Editors: Lipshitz, Howard D. (Ed.)

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  • Collects key research papers of Nobel Prize winner Edward B. Lewis in one volume
  • Papers are organized into sections that reflect the focus of the research
  • Commentaries by Howard Lipshitz highlight key methods and results by explaining the science, making the book accessible to upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers
  • Provides source material for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in genetics, developmental biology, radiation and cancer
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Edward B. Lewis' science is the bridge linking experimental genetics as conducted in the first half of the twentieth century, and the powerful molecular genetic approaches that revolutionized the field in its last quarter. His Nobel Prize winning studies founded the field of developmental genetics and laid the groundwork for our current understanding of the universal, evolutionarily conserved strategies controlling animal development. A lesser-known aspect of Lewis' canon is the pioneering studies he carried out on ionizing radiation and human cancer. In doing so, he was propelled into a public storm over nuclear weapons testing policy. For the first time Lewis' key publications in the fields of genetics, developmental biology, radiation and cancer are compiled within one volume.

The Second Edition has been expanded with new material and the commentaries have been updated.

Reviews

“A great book that is of interest to many geneticists, developmental biologists, and historians of science.” (Prof. Matthew P. Scott - Stanford University)

“A wonderful compendium of Lewis' papers. Lipshitz has done an outstanding job of summarizing – and in many cases clarifying – Lewis' writings.” (Prof. James F. Crow, University of Wisconsin, Madison)

“A very valuable reference for those studying developmental biology, radiation and cancer.” (Dr. Susan Celniker, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California)

“An excellent resource for understanding the emergence of developmental genetics.” (Prof. Siegfried Roth, University of Köln, Germany)

“Since the best way to become a good scientist is to understand how scientific ideas have been born and have developed, this book should be read by all graduate students in the areas of genetics, development and evolution.” (Prof. Markus Noll, University of Zurich, Switzerland)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

Table of contents (32 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genes, Development and Cancer
Book Subtitle
The Life and Work of Edward B. Lewis
Editors
  • Howard D. Lipshitz
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6345-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6345-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6343-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 597
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