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Matters of life and death : perspectives on public health, molecular biology, cancer, and the prospects for the human race

Author: John Cairns
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
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"John Cairns has made significant contributions to cancer research, molecular biology, and virology. He believes that it is possible to explain what is known about cancer and about molecular biology in terms that are easily understood by people with little or no scientific training. In this fascinating book he explores the revolution in public health, the origins and principles of molecular biology, and our emerging  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Cairns
ISBN: 0691028729 9780691028729
OCLC Number: 34576871
Description: xi, 257 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A History of Mortality --
A History of Molecular Biology: The Storage of biological Information --
A History of Molecular Biology: The management of Biological Information --
Cancer and the Molecular Biology of Multicellular Systems --
The Epidemiology of Cancer --
Population.
Responsibility: John Cairns.
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