The Resource Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code, Matthew Cobb

Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code, Matthew Cobb

Label
Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code
Title
Life's greatest secret
Title remainder
the race to crack the genetic code
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Cobb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 thriller. He describes cooperation and competition among some of the twentieth-century's most outstanding and eccentric minds, moves between biology, physics and chemistry, and shows the part played by computing and cybernetics. The story spans the globe, from Cambridge MA to Cambridge UK, New York to Paris, London to Moscow. It is both thrilling science and a fascinating story about how science is done
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cobb, Matthew
Dewey number
572.8/633
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.C62 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic code
  • DNA
  • Genetic code
Target audience
adult
Label
Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code, Matthew Cobb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Profile Books Ltd"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genes before DNA -- Information is everywhere -- The transformation of genes -- A slow revolution -- The age of control -- The double helix -- Genetic information -- The central dogma -- Enzyme cybernetics -- Enter the outsides -- The race -- Update -- Surprises and sequences -- The central dogma revisited -- Brave new world -- Origins and meanings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465062676
Lccn
2015937254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911940015
  • 1366573
  • (OCoLC)ocn911940015
  • 1366573
Label
Life's greatest secret : the race to crack the genetic code, Matthew Cobb
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2015 by Profile Books Ltd"--Title-page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [323]-404) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Genes before DNA -- Information is everywhere -- The transformation of genes -- A slow revolution -- The age of control -- The double helix -- Genetic information -- The central dogma -- Enzyme cybernetics -- Enter the outsides -- The race -- Update -- Surprises and sequences -- The central dogma revisited -- Brave new world -- Origins and meanings
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 434 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465062676
Lccn
2015937254
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911940015
  • 1366573
  • (OCoLC)ocn911940015
  • 1366573

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