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The Mysterious World of the Human Genome
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins Pub Ltd
Publication date April 7, 2016
Pages 352
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780007549085
ISBN-10 0007549083
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.70
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The human genome is indeed a mysterious world, but, as this fascinating book shows, its vital secrets are now being uncovered. The latest studies are revealing exciting new discoveries, such as how the DNA and related chemical compounds in our cells work together to direct the processes of life. Scientists are not only unraveling how life evolved in the ancient past, but are also finding the keys to creating a healthier future.  

How does the minuscule chemical cluster in each of our 100 trillion cells accomplish the amazing feat of creating and maintaining our bodies? Frank Ryan, a physician and an evolutionary biologist, describes the complex ways in which the genome operates as a holistic system and not solely through genes coding for proteins—the building blocks of life. Also involved are elaborate switching mechanisms that regulate and control portions of our DNA, as well as the interplay of retroviruses and bacteria.

This groundbreaking book explains that we are on the cusp of an amazing era of disease treatment and eradication.

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Hardcover
1 edition from Prometheus Books (February 16, 2016)
9781633881525 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $28.00
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