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Beckwith, Jonathan R.

Overview
Works: 25 works in 87 publications in 2 languages and 3,284 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Speaker
Classifications: QH438.7, 599.935
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Most widely held works about Jonathan R Beckwith
 
Most widely held works by Jonathan R Beckwith
The Lactose operon by Jonathan R Beckwith( Book )

14 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gene function in prokaryotes by Banbury Center( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Winthrops : a novel by Jonathan R Beckwith( )

10 editions published between 1864 and 1970 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house behind the poplars : a novel by Jonathan R Beckwith( )

2 editions published in 1871 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making genes, making waves : a social activist in science by Jonathan R Beckwith( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thoroughly engrossing memoir that recounts Beckwith's halting steps toward scientific triumphs - among them, the discovery of the genetic element that turns genes on - as well as his emergence as a world-class political activist, "Making Genes, Making Waves" is also a compelling history of the major controversies in genetics over d["@the last 30 years. Presenting the science in easily understandable terms, Beckwith describes the dramatic changes that transformed biology between the late 1950s and our day, the growth of the radical science movement in the 1970s, and the personalities involved throughout. He brings to light the differing styles of scientists as well as the different ways in which science is presented within the scientific community and to the public at large. Ranging from the travails of Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb to the Human Genome Project and recent "Science Wars", Beckwith's book provides a sweeping view of science and its social context in the latter half of the 20th century. In 1969, Jon Beckwith and his colleagues isolated a gene from the chromosome of a living organism. Announcing this achievement, Beckwith issued a public warning about the dangers of genetic engineering. This text traces his commitment to scientific research and social responsibility. In 1969, Jon Beckwith and his colleagues succeeded in isolating a gene from the chromosome of a living organism. Announcing this startling achievement at a press conference, Beckwith took the opportunity to issue a public warning about the dangers of genetic engineering. Jon Beckwith's book, the story of a scientific life on the front line, traces one remarkable man's dual commitment to scientific research and social responsibility over the course of a career spanning most of the postwar history of genetics and molecular biology
Abstracts of papers presented at the Lactose Operon Meeting : Cold Spring Harbor, New York, September 1-5, 1969 by Lactose Operon Meeting( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The double-edged helix : social implications of genetics in a diverse society by Joseph S Alper( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Luigi Gorini : November 13, 1903-August 13, 1976 by Jonathan R Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lactose operon : current papers presented at the conference in Sept. 1969 at Cold Spring Harbor( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific ideas and social problems( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a founding member of an organization called Science for the People, Jon Beckwith has become an outspoken proponent of the need for scientists to recognize the social and political dimensions of their work. Here he describes how research can be used to political ends by taking his own field, genetics, as an example. He is particularly concerned with two current issues: the suggestion that criminal behaviour is the result of a chromosomal abnormality, and the assertion that there are inherited racial differences in I.Q
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2 editions published in 2009 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grant's clinical electrocardiography : the spatial vector approach by Robert Purves Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The synthesis of caldariomycin and studies on its biosynthesis by Jonathan R Beckwith( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transposition of the lac region of E. coli by Jonathan R Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mutational alteration of the maximal level of lac operon expression by John Scaife( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evolution and diversity of pathways for disulfide bond formation and reduction by Jonathan R Beckwith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(CIT): We have evolved E. coli such that it can survive the absence of its essential glutathione and thioredoxin pathways ordinarily required for reduction of cytoplasmic disulfide bonds. These studies reveal remarkable flexibility of certain enzymes in the bacteria and lead to the discovery of similarly evolved enzymes already present in other bacteria. Structural disulfide bonds in proteins are found in many bacteria in extracellular compartments such as the periplasm. Using a bioinformatic approach, we have proposed that there is significant diversity in the ability of bacteria to make structural disulfide bonds in proteins and in the machinery they use to make them. In particular, a large number of bacteria utilize a homologue of human vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) to oxidize their DsbA in contrast to many others, such as E. coli, which use the protein DsbB. Bacterial VKOR shows remarkable similarities in properties to its human homologue, which is involved in blood clotting and is the target of Warfarin. The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series includes weekly scientific talks by some of the top researchers in the biomedical sciences worldwide
Genetic screening : benefits and limitations by Larry Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The politics of genetic engineering by Technology and Culture Seminar at M.I.T( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Gene function in prokaryotes
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Making genes, making waves : a social activist in scienceThe double-edged helix : social implications of genetics in a diverse society
Alternative Names
Beckwith, J. R.

Beckwith, Jon

Beckwith, Jon 1935-

Beckwith, Jon R.

Beckwith, Jon R. 1935-

Beckwith, Jonathan R.

Beckwith, Jonathan Roger 1935-

Jon Beckwith Amerikaans biochemicus

Jon Beckwith bithchemiceoir Meiriceánach

Jonathan Beckwith US-amerikanischer Biochemiker, Mikrobiologe und Genetiker

جان بکوید

벡위드, 조나단 R. 1935-

벡위드, 존 R. 1935-

ジョナサン・ベックウィス

Languages
English (80)

Korean (2)