the red canary the story of the first genetically engineered animal

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The Red Canary

Author : Tim Birkhead
ISBN : 9781620406496
Genre : Science
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Winner of the Consul Cremer Prize, The Red Canary follows the compelling quest to turn the green canary red. The creation of Dolly the sheep in the 1990s was for many people the start of a new era: the age of genetically modified animals. However, the idea was not new, for in the 1920s an amateur scientist, Hans Duncker, decided to genetically engineer a red canary. Favored originally for their voice, by the middle of the nineteenth century canaries had become so popular that millions were exported from Europe to the United States to satisfy demand. During the 1870s, English canary breeders caused a scandal by feeding their birds red peppers to turn them orange. In the 1930s, Duncker's genetics efforts caught the attention of the Nazi regime who saw him as a champion of their eugenic policies, even though his ingenious experiments were not successful. Nonetheless, Duncker's work paved the way thirty years later for an Englishman, Anthony Gill, and an American, Charles Bennett, to succeed, after recognizing that the red canary would need to be a product of both nature and nurture. In Tim Birkhead's masterful hands, this highly original narrative reveals how the obsession of bird keepers turned the wild canary from green to red, and in the process, heralded exciting but controversial developments in genetic manipulation.

A Brand New Bird

Author : T. R. Birkhead
ISBN : 0465006655
Genre : Nature
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Chronicles how a green bird discovered by Spanish explorers was bred to have yellow feathers, and how amateur scientists Duncker and Reich started genetic engineering on the way to producing a red canary.

New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113551613
Genre : Social sciences
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The Island Of Dr Moreau

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015013272631
Genre : Animal experimentation
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Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.

New Scientist

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ISBN : UOM:39015059086010
Genre : Science
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Promiscuity

Author : Tim Birkhead
ISBN : 0674006666
Genre : Science
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Birkhead reveals a world in which males and females vie with each other as they strive to maximize their reproductive success. Color illustrations.

The Guide To Investigation Of Mouse Pregnancy

Author : B. Anne Croy
ISBN : 9780123947949
Genre : Science
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The Guide to Investigation of Mouse Pregnancy is the first publication to cover the mouse placenta or the angiogenic tree the mother develops to support the placenta. This much-needed resource covers monitoring of the cardiovascular system, gestational programming of chronic adult disease, epigenetic regulation, gene imprinting, and stem cells. Offering detailed and integrated information on how drugs, biologics, stress, and manipulations impact pregnancy in the mouse model, this reference highlights techniques used to analyze mouse pregnancy. Joining the ranks of much referenced mouse resources, The Guide to Investigation of Mouse Pregnancy is the only manual providing needed content on pregnancy in animal models for translational medicine and research. Provides instruction on how to collect pre-clinical data on pregnancy in mouse models for eventual use in human applications Describes the angiogenic tree the mother’s uterus develops to support pregnancy and the monitoring of pregnancy-induced cardiovascular changes Educates readers on placental cell lineages, decidual development including immune cells, epigenetic regulation, gene imprinting, stem cells, birth and lactation Discusses how stress, environmental toxicants and other manipulations impact upon placental function and pregnancy success

Laboratory Animal Practitioner

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924098789096
Genre : Laboratory animals
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Die Vogelwarte

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ISBN : MINN:31951P008450212
Genre : Birds
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : UOM:39015057956560
Genre : English literature
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