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Genome : the autobiography of a species in 23 chapters

Author: Matt Ridley
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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The human genome, the complete set of genes housed in twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, is nothing less than an autobiography of our species. Spelled out in a billion three-letter words using the four-letter alphabet of DNA, the genome has been edited, abridged, altered and added to as it has been handed down, generation to generation, over more than three billion years. With the first draft of the human genome due  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matt Ridley
ISBN: 0060194979 9780060194970 0060932902 9780060932909 185702835X 9781857028355
OCLC Number: 41977285
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2001
Short-listed for Aventis Prize for Science Books 2000
Short-listed for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: General Prize 2000
Short-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2000
Description: 344 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life --
Species --
History --
Fate --
Environment --
Intelligence --
Instinct --
Conflict --
Self-interest --
Disease --
Stress --
Personality --
Self-assembly --
Pre-history --
Immortality --
Sex --
Memory --
Death --
Cures --
Prevention --
Politics --
Eugenics --
Free will.
Responsibility: Matt Ridley.
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The most important investigation of genetic science since The Selfish Gene, from the author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling The Red Queen and The Origins of Virtue.  Read more...

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?Remarkable. . . . Hops from one human chromosome to the next in search of the most delightful stories.?--"New York Times Book Review?A fascinating tour of the human genome. . . . If you want to Read more...

 
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