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ISBN: 0099451840 / ISBN-13: 9780099451846

DNA: The Secret of Life

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  • DNA: The Secret of Life (Arrow Books Ltd) – Mass-market paperback (2004)
    by James D. Watson

    DNA: The Secret of Life

    Mass-market paperback, Arrow Books Ltd
    2004
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    ISBN: 0099451840
    ISBN-13: 9780099451846

    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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Reviews of DNA: The Secret of Life

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PCRgal

Watson redux

by PCRgal on Jul 21, 2008

A wonderful reintroduction to the world of genomics since the frontier days of "The Double Helix"! Processes and terms are interspersed with anecdotes about the researchers and their failures as well as successes. Politics and ethics mingle with pure science. A comprehensive index allows for easy review of terms.

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scorpion

Brilliant

by scorpion on May 24, 2007

For anyone who wants to know more of the journey to finding DNA, how it works in all of us and onwards to Genetic Engineering of foods and possible ways to cure diseases in the future.

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