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

by Matthew Cobb

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Life's Greatest Secret The Story of the Race to Crack the Genetic Code Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9781781251416
Publication date: 11/06/2015
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781781251416
Publication date: 11th June 2015
Author: Matthew Cobb
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Popular Science, The Real World,
Categories: Popular science, History of science,

About Matthew Cobb

Matthew Cobb is Professor of Zoology at the University of Manchester where his research focuses on the sense of smell, insect behaviour and the history of science. His books include The Egg & Sperm Race and acclaimed accounts of the French Resistance during the Second World War and the liberation of Paris in 1944.

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