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Mapping the human genome proved to be just the beginning in understanding our genes, what makes us human, and how we can use the knowledge to cure inherited diseases. John Parrington describes an emerging picture of our genome, in 3D, with many non-gene players and environmental influences, that is far more complex and subtle than we ever imagined.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Mapping the human genome proved to be just the beginning in understanding our genes, what makes us human, and how we can use the knowledge to cure inherited diseases. John Parrington describes an emerging picture of our genome, in 3D, with many non-gene players and environmental influences, that is far more complex and subtle than we ever imagined.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Oxford University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 368
  • Erscheinungstermin: 24. August 2017
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 126mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 272g
  • ISBN-13: 9780198813095
  • ISBN-10: 0198813090
  • Artikelnr.: 48222580
Autorenporträt
John Parrington is an Associate Professor in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of Redesigning Life (Oxford University Press, 2016), and has published over 80 peer-reviewed articles in science journals including Nature, Current Biology, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, The EMBO Journal, Development, Developmental Biology, and Human Reproduction. He has extensive experience writing popular science, having published articles in The Guardian, New Scientist, Chemistry World, and The Biologist. As a British Science Association Media Fellow he worked as a science journalist at The Times for 7 weeks where he published 22 articles. He has also written science reports for the Wellcome Trust, British Council, and Royal Society.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction: How the Genome Lost Its Junk
1 The Inheritors
2 Life as a Code
3 Switches and Signals
4 The Spacious Genome
5 RNA Out of the Shadows
6 It's a Jungle in There!
7 The Genome in 3D
8 The Jumping Genes
9 The Marks of Lamarck
10 Code, Non-Code, Garbage, and Junk
11 Genes and Disease
12 What Makes us Human?
13 The Genome That Became Conscious
Conclusion: The Case for Complexity
Glossary
Notes
Index