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The logic of life : a history of heredity

Author: François Jacob
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1974] ©1973
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st American ed.]View all editions and formats
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In The Logic of Life François Jacob looks at the way our understanding of biology has changed since the sixteenth century. He describes four fundamental turning points in the perception of the structure of living things: the discoveries of the functions of organs, cells, chromosomes and genes, and DNA.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacob, François, 1920-
Logic of life.
New York, Pantheon Books [1974, ©1973]
(OCoLC)595267267
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: François Jacob
ISBN: 0394472462 9780394472461
OCLC Number: 737057
Notes: Translation of La logique du vivant.
Awards: Nobel Prize in Medicine; 1965
Description: viii, 348 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The bisible structure --
Organization --
Time --
The gene --
The molecule.
Other Titles: Logique du vivant.
Responsibility: by François Jacob ; translated by Betty E. Spillmann.

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In The Logic of Life François Jacob looks at the way our understanding of biology has changed since the sixteenth century. He describes four fundamental turning points in the perception of the structure of living things: the discoveries of the functions of organs, cells, chromosomes and genes, and DNA.

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