DNA : The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated, Paperback Book

DNA : The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated Paperback

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James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and author of the international bestseller The Double Helix, tells the story of the amazing molecule since its discovery fifty years ago, following modern genetics from his own Nobel prize-winning work in the fifties to today's Dolly the sheep, designer babies and GM foods.

Professor Watson introduces the science of modern genetics, along with its history and its implications, in this magnificent guide to one of the most triumphant achievements of human science.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Biology, life sciences
  • ISBN: 9780099451846

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An excellent read. The story is told but also so much more background and context is given. We get the science and the personalities and the politics. In fact comprehensive coverage of all three aspects of this pivotal time for the whole human race. You don't need any biology before you read this.Ultimately you are getting one mans views but then again he was there in the middle of it all. Definitely recommended.

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James Watson (of the Watson and Crick fame) writes an insightful, informative, and entertaining book. As an expert in the topic of DNA he provides a thorough discussion of DNA that is able to be understood by the average scientist. His book covers the discovery of the structure of DNA, the genome project, the use of genetics in medicine and agriculture, and the societal impact of genetics. I strongly recommend this book.

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James Watson, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and author of the international bestseller The Double Helix, tells the story of the amazing molecule since its discovery fifty years ago, following modern genetics from his own Nobel prize-winning work in the fifties to today's Dolly the sheep, designer babies and GM foods. Professor Watson introduces the science of modern genetics, along with its history and its implications, in this magnificent guide to one of the most triumphant achievements of human science.