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Lewin's GENES XII, Twelfth Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Jocelyn E. Krebs, PhD, Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Elliott S. Goldstein, PhD, Associate Professor, Arizona State University
Stephen T. Kilpatrick, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • ISBN-13: 9781284104493
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     838 pages      © 2018
Price: $218.95 US List
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Long considered the quintessential molecular biology textbook, for decades Lewin's GENES has provided the most modern presentation to this transformative and dynamic science. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic text continues to lead with new information and cutting-edge developments, covering gene structure, sequencing, organization, and expression. Leading scientists provide revisions and updates in their respective areas of study offering readers current research and relevant information on the rapidly changing subjects in molecular biology. No other text offers a broader understanding of this exciting and vital science or does so with higher quality art and illustrations. Lewin's GENES XII continues to be the clear choice for molecular biology and genetics.

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Features & Benefits

  • Praised for its organization and comprehensiveness, Lewin's GENES XII covers nearly every aspect of molecular biology and genetics
  • NEW - contains expanded coverage of epigenetics and additional research studies and data
  • Revised art program offers a stunning interior design with many new figures, some reflecting new developments in the field, particularly in the topics of chromatin structure and function, epigenetics, and regulation by noncoding and microRNAs in eukaryotes
  • High-quality illustrations and photographs engage readers and unlock complex topics and molecular processes
  • The accompanying Test Bank has been updated and expanded by author Stephen Kilpatrick to include over 1,000 questions, in addition to the 750 questions and activities that are included in the Navigate 2 study and assessment tools.
  • Hand-selected Web Links to relevant websites are available in a list format or as direct links in the Navigate 2 interactive eBook.
  • The Key Image Review in Navigate 2 provides the illustrations, photographs, and tables that can be used to enhance existing slides, tests, and quizzes or other classroom material.

Applicable Courses

Written for the upper-division undergraduate or graduate Molecular Biology and Molecular Genetics courses, offered at the college and university level, within the departments of biology, molecular & cellular biology, and biochemistry.

Part  1  Genes and Chromosomes
Chapter  1  Genes Are DNA and Encode RNAs and Polypeptides
Chapter  2  Methods in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Chapter  3  The Interrupted Gene
Chapter  4  The Content of the Genome
Chapter  5  Genome Sequences and Evolution
Chapter  6  Clusters and Repeats
Chapter  7  Chromosomes
Chapter  8  Chromatin
Part  2  DNA Replication and Recombination
Chapter  9  Replication Is Connected to the Cell Cycle
Chapter  10  The Replicon: Initiation of Replication
Chapter  11  DNA Replication
Chapter  12  Extrachromosomal Replicons
Chapter  13  Homologous and Site-Specific Recombination
Chapter  14  Repair Systems
Chapter  15  Transposable Elements and Retroviruses
Chapter  16  Somatic DNA Recombination and Hypermutation in the Immune System
Part  3  Transcription and Posttranscriptional Mechanisms
Chapter  17  Prokaryotic Transcription
Chapter  18  Eukaryotic Transcription
Chapter  19  RNA Splicing and Processing
Chapter  20  mRNA Stability and Localization
Chapter  21  Catalytic RNA
Chapter  22  Translation
Chapter  23  Using the Genetic Code
Part  4  Gene Regulation
Chapter  24  The Operon
Chapter  25  Phage Strategies
Chapter  26  Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation
Chapter  27  Epigenetics I
Chapter  28  Epigenetics II
Chapter  29  Noncoding RNA
Chapter  30  Regulatory RNA

Jocelyn E. Krebs, PhD-Professor, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Jocelyn E. Krebs received a B.A. in Biology from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, and a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. For her Ph.D. thesis, she studied the roles of DNA topology and insulator elements in transcriptional regulation. She performed her postdoctoral training as an American Cancer Society Fellow at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in the laboratory of Dr. Craig Peterson, where she focused on the roles of histone acetylation and chromatin remodeling in transcription. In 2000, Dr. Krebs joined the faculty in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, where she is now a Full Professor. Her most recent research focus has been on the role of the Williams syndrome transcription factor (one of the genes lost in the human neurodevelopmental syndrome Williams syndrome) in early embryonic development in the frog Xenopus. She teaches courses in introductory biology, genetics, and molecular biology for undergraduates, graduate students, and first-year medical students. She also teaches courses on the molecular biology of cancer and epigenetics. Although working in Anchorage, she lives in Portland, Oregon, with her wife and two sons, a dog, and three cats. Her nonwork passions include hiking, gardening, and fused glass work.


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Elliott S. Goldstein, PhD-Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Elliott S. Goldstein earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Hartford in Connecticut and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Minnesota, Department of Genetics and Cell Biology. Following this, he was awarded an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship to work with Dr. Sheldon Penman at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After leaving Boston, he joined the faculty at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where he is an Associate Professor, Emeritus, in the Cellular, Molecular, and Biosciences program in the School of Life Sciences and in the Honors Disciplinary Program. His research interests are in the area of molecular and developmental genetics of early embryogenesis in Drosophila melanogaster. In recent years, he has focused on the Drosophila counterparts of the human protooncogenes jun and fos. His primary teaching responsibilities are in the undergraduate general genetics course as well as the graduate-level molecular genetics course. Dr. Goldstein lives in Tempe with his wife, his high school sweetheart. They have three children and two grandchildren. He is a bookworm who loves reading as well as underwater photography. His pictures can be found at

Stephen T. Kilpatrick, PhD-Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Stephen T. Kilpatrick received a B.S. in Biology from Eastern College (now Eastern University) in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. from the Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. His thesis research was an investigation of the population genetics of interactions between the mitochondrial and nuclear genomes of Drosophila melanogaster. Since 1995, Dr. Kilpatrick has taught at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where he is currently chair of the Department of Biology. His regular teaching duties include undergraduate courses in introductory biology for biology majors and advanced undergraduate courses in genetics (for both majors and nursing students), evolution, and molecular genetics. He has also supervised a number of undergraduate research projects in evolutionary genetics. Dr. Kilpatrick’s major professional focus has been in biology education. He has participated in the development and authoring of ancillary materials for several introductory biology, genetics, and molecular genetics texts and online educational review sites as well as writing articles for educational reference publications. For his classes at Pitt-Johnstown, Dr. Kilpatrick has developed many active learning exercises in introductory biology, genetics, and evolution. Dr. Kilpatrick resides in Johnstown with his wife and four cats. Outside of scientific interests, he enjoys music, literature, and theater.

  • “The molecular biology class I took as an undergraduate student used GENES VI, and I have always considered it one of the best books I used as a student.”

    -Dr. Matthew Stern, Winthrop University

  • “Lewin’s GENES XI is the best molecular biology textbook with a high reputation. It is well written, up to date, and internationally adopted…The key strengths are the comprehensiveness. Almost every aspect of genes is included in the textbook.”

    –Dr. Zhiming Liu, Eastern New Mexico University

  • "Everything I cover in my course is found in this book somewhere."

    - Frank G. Healy, PhD, Trinity University

  • "After reviewing both the latest edition of Watson et al. and Genes XI, I decided to go with Genes XI because I felt it was the most comprehensive and also aligned most closely with the “graduate class in an undergraduate setting” personality of the course.  I feel that Genes XI is far more complete and thorough than Watson et al."

    -  Bradley Isler, PhD, Ferris State University.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284104493

Image Bank
Optional Testbank
Slides in PowerPoint Format

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