WorldCat Identities

Davies, Kevin 1960-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 136 publications in 9 languages and 4,124 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  History 
Roles: Author, Collector, Editor, Contributor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kevin Davies
Cracking the genome : inside the race to unlock human DNA by Kevin Davies( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA. The discovery was a profound, Nobel-Prize-winning moment in the history of genetics, but it did not decipher the messages on the twisted ladderlike strands within our cells. No one knew what the human genome sequence actually was. No one had cracked the code of life. Now, at the beginning of a new millennium, that code has been cracked ... Here for the first time, in rich human, scientific, and financial detail, is the dramatic story of one of the greatest scientific feats ever accomplished: the mapping of the human genome ... Davies captures the drama of this momentous achievement, drawing on his own genetics expertise and interviews with key scientists including [J. Craig] Venter and [Francis] Collins, as well as Eric Lander, an MIT computer wizard, Kari Stefánsson, the genetics entrepreneur who is remaking Iceland's economy, and John Sulston, chief of the UK genome project ... 'Cracking the Genome' is the definitive account of how the code that holds the answers to the origin of life, the evolution of humanity, and the future of medicine was broken."
DNA : the story of the genetic revolution by James D Watson( Book )

14 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact--practical, social, and ethical--on our society and our world."--Publisher information
The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine by Kevin Davies( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2000, President Bill Clinton signaled the completion of the Human Genome Project at a cost in excess of $2 billion. A decade later, the price for any of us to order our own personal genome sequence--a comprehensive map of the 3 billion letters in our DNA--is rapidly and inevitably dropping to just $1,000. Dozens of men and women--scientists, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and patients--have already been sequenced, pioneers in a bold new era of personalized genomic medicine. The $1,000 genome has long been considered the tipping point that would open the floodgates to this revolution. Do you have gene variants associated with Alzheimer's or diabetes, heart disease or cancer? Which drugs should you consider taking for various diseases, and at what dosage? In the years to come, doctors will likely be able to tackle all of these questions--and many more--by using a computer in their offices to call up your unique genome sequence, which will become as much a part of your medical record as your blood pressure
Breakthrough : the race to find the breast cancer gene by Kevin Davies( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race began in October 1990, when Dr. Mary-Claire King startled the American society of Human Genetics with the news that after fifteen years, her research group had found irrefutable evidence of a gene linking heredity and the risk of breast cancer. From that moment on, the quest to isolate the gene became the focus of worldwide attention, eventually reaching fever pitch. In a race against time and one another, "researchers relentlessly zeroed in on a piece of DNA too small to see, for a prize too enormous to contemplate."
The sequence : inside the race for the human genome by Kevin Davies( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text is the first account of the race to discover man's complete genetic code. It is the story of the race between the human genome project and a renegade biotech company
Anthocyanins : biosynthesis, functions, and applications by Chris Winefield( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book covers all aspects of the biosynthesis and function of anthocyanins and related compounds such as proanthocyanidins in plants, and their applications in agriculture, food products, and human health. Including human nutrition, the pastoral sector and cell culture production systems
Breakthrough : the quest to isolate the gene for hereditary breast cancer by Kevin Davies( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine by Kevin Davies( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Davies introduces the pioneers of this medical revolution and probes deeply into both the medical benefits and ethical issues of personal genetic testing, also exploring the psychological complexities of learning one's DNA results, based on both his own experience of being tested and that of a number of others
Die Sequenz : der Wettlauf um das menschliche Genom by Kevin Davies( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plant pigments and their manipulation by Kevin M Davies( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an overview of pigment chemistry and biology, together with an up-to-date account of the biosynthesis of pigments and the modification of their production using biotechnology. The chapters cover a wide scope of pigmentation research - from the importance of structural diversity in generating the range of colours seen in plants, through to improving human health properties of crops by increasing pigment levels in transgenic plants." "The volume is directed at researchers and professionals in plant biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics."--Jacket
La conquista del genoma humano : Craig Venter, Francis Collins, James Watson y la historia del mayor descubrimiento científico de nuestra época by Kevin Davies( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ji yin zu tu pu jie mi by Dai wei si( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Chinese and English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DNA : the story of the genetic revolution by James D Watson( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James D. Watson, the Nobel laureate whose pioneering work helped unlock the mystery of DNA's structure, charts the greatest scientific journey of our time, from the discovery of the double helix to today's controversies to what the future may hold. Updated to include new findings in gene editing, epigenetics, agricultural chemistry, as well as two entirely new chapters on personal genomics and cancer research. This is the most comprehensive and authoritative exploration of DNA's impact--practical, social, and ethical--on our society and our world"--Provided by publisher
Il codice della vita : genoma : la storia e il futuro di una grande scoperta by Kevin Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Italian and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine by Kevin Davies( Recording )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have been racing toward a grand goal: offering individuals a decoding of their complete genetic makeup for just $1,000. As Kevin Davies reveals in this exquisitely reported account, the $1,000 genome will be a reality by 2011 and it will usher in a whole new era of personalized, genomic medicine. Capable of presenting much more advanced information than the current crop of cheek-swab services, the $1,000 complete genome raises some extraordinary possibilities. We will be able to learn if we have genes that predispose us to a host of diseases and to take a wide range of preventative measures. Drug companies may be able to create versions of drugs tailored specifically to our individual DNA. But we may also face the psychological burden of learning that we have the gene for an incurable disease, such as Parkinson's. Acclaimed author Kevin Davies introduces the pioneers of this medical revolution and probes deeply into both the medical benefits and ethical issues of personal genetic testing, also exploring the psychological complexities of learning one's DNA results, based on both his own experience of being tested and that of a number of others. The $1,000 Genome is an indispensable guide to the new era of personalized medicine
Modern medicine for the MRCP( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Candidates sitting the MRCP examination are expected to be well versed in recent advances in medicine, a requirement reflected in questions relating to modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and basic sciences as applied to clinical medicine." "This MCQ-based book aims to both test a prospective candidate's knowledge of these recent developments, and to educate in areas where knowledge is lacking, by means of full and detailed explanations to all answers."--BOOK JACKET
Synapses( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of a century of research on synaptic structure and function culminating in the most recent work. Written by leading experts in the field, Synapses will be of interest to a broad range of neuroscientists, including those studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission, learning and memory, neuronal plasticity, neurotransmitters, and synaptic morphology. It will also be an essential reference for students and biomedical professionals in all areas of neuroscience."--Jacket
Merungkai genom = cracking the genome by Kevin Davies( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Malay and Hebrew and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The $1,000 genome : the scientific breakthrough that will change our lives by Kevin Davies( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Conquista del genoma humano : Craig Venter, Francis Collins, James Watson y la historia del mayor descubrimiento científico de nuestra época by Kevin Davies( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cracking the genome : inside the race to unlock human DNA
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The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicineBreakthrough : the race to find the breast cancer geneThe sequence : inside the race for the human genomeAnthocyanins : biosynthesis, functions, and applicationsThe $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicinePlant pigments and their manipulationLa conquista del genoma humano : Craig Venter, Francis Collins, James Watson y la historia del mayor descubrimiento científico de nuestra épocaJi yin zu tu pu jie mi
Alternative Names
דיויס, קוין

كيفن ديفس، 1960-

데이비스, 케빈 1960-

デイヴィーズ, ケヴィン

デイビス, ケビン

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