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Life's Greatest Secret : the Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code.

Author: Matthew Cobb
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2015.
Series: EBL-Schweitzer
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Online-ausgView all editions and formats
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Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; AUG; Foreword; One: Genes before DNA; Two: Information is everywhere; Three: The transformation of genes; Four: A slow revolution; Five: The age of control; Six:. The double helix; Seven: Genetic information; Eight: The central dogma; Nine: Enzyme cybernetics; Ten: Enter the outsiders; Eleven: The race; Update; Twelve: Surprises and sequences; Thirteen: The central dogma
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Cobb
ISBN: 9781782830023 1782830022
OCLC Number: 913025761
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2015
Description: Online-Ressource (1 online resource (728 Seiten)).
Series Title: EBL-Schweitzer

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Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; AUG; Foreword; One: Genes before DNA; Two: Information is everywhere; Three: The transformation of genes; Four: A slow revolution; Five: The age of control; Six:. The double helix; Seven: Genetic information; Eight: The central dogma; Nine: Enzyme cybernetics; Ten: Enter the outsiders; Eleven: The race; Update; Twelve: Surprises and sequences; Thirteen: The central dogma revisited; Fourteen: Brave new world; Fifteen: Origins and meanings; Conclusion; UGA; Glossary and acronyms; Further reading; Acknowledgements; References; Notes; List of Illustrations.

Life's Greatest Secret is the story of the discovery and cracking of the genetic code. This great scientific breakthrough has had far-reaching consequences for how we understand ourselves and our place in the natural world. The code forms the most striking proof of Darwin's hypothesis that all organisms are related, holds tremendous promise for improving human well-being, and has transformed the way we think about life. Matthew Cobb interweaves science, biography and anecdote in a book that mixes remarkable insights, theoretical dead-ends and ingenious experiments with the pace of a.

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It is to Cobb's considerable credit that he manages to provide such an authoritative but nevertheless thrilling narrative, while also establishing, on a more serious level, how the genetic code has Read more...

 
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