Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

DNA Replication-Current Advances

Edited by Herve Seligmann, ISBN 978-953-307-593-8, 694 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 01, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/791

The study of DNA advanced human knowledge in a way comparable to the major theories in physics, surpassed only by discoveries such as fire or the number zero. However, it also created conceptual shortcuts, beliefs and misunderstandings that obscure the natural phenomena, hindering its better understanding. The deep conviction that no human knowledge is perfect, but only perfectible, should function as a fair safeguard against scientific dogmatism and enable open discussion. With this aim, this book will offer to its readers 30 chapters on current trends in the field of DNA replication. As several contributions in this book show, the study of DNA will continue for a while to be a leading front of scientific activities.