Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code

by Matthew Cobb


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465062676
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 07/07/2015
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 406,786
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Matthew Cobb is a professor of zoology at the University of Manchester, where he works on insects and on the history of science. He earned his BA in Psychology at the University of Sheffield, as well as his PhD there, in Psychology and Genetics. He is the translator of Michel Morange's History of Molecular Biology and the author of Generation (known as The Egg and Sperm Race, in the UK).

Table of Contents

1. Genes before DNA
2. Information is everywhere
3. The transformation of genes
4. A slow revolution
5. The age of control
6. The double helix
7. Genetic information
8. The central dogma
9. Enzyme cybernetics
10. Enter the outsiders
11. The race
12. Surprises and sequences
13. The central dogma revisited
14. Brave new world
15. Origins and meanings

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