Genes and Genomes

Maxine Singer, President
Carnegie Institution of Washington
Paul Berg, Director
Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
Stanford University


Part 1: Review of the field of classical and molecular genetics from the beginning of this century to the early 1970s

Part II: Examines the logic, concepts, and general practices of gene cloning and the characterization and manipulation of DNA.

Part III: Examines the structure of eukaryotic genes and our present understanding of their expression

Part IV: Introduces the companion Volume II, Exploring Genetic Mechanisms, a sampling of "case studies" of genetic systems that have been especially illuminated by the recombinant DNA approach.