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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407096247
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640
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DNA

The Secret of Life, Fully Revised and Updated




The Nobel Prize-winning co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and author of the international bestseller The Double Helix, tells the story of our understanding of the amazing molecule since its discovery 50 years ago.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407096247
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 640

About the Author

James Watson

James Watson won the Nobel Prize for Physiology/Medicine in 1962. He is the author of a number of books, including the international bestseller The Double Helix and DNA: The Secret of Life. He lives in the US.


Praise for DNA

“An immediate classic”

E. O. Wilson

“A terrific story of competitive bickering, intrigue, damaged reputations and unacknowledged contributions- It is also wonderfully written- an ideal primer”

Irish Times

“Marvellous and comprehensive”

Nature

“There are few better introductions than this”

New Scientist

“A wonderful book- [which] bears favourable comparison with Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man.”

Sunday Telegraph

“James Watson-is one of the greatest living biologists- [His] new book is an important event, for he is a scintillating writer”

John Cornwell, The Sunday Times

“James Watson has been an eyewitness to each revolution in molecular biology, from the double helix to the genome. He sees further and clearer than anybody else in the field. Give this fabulously good book to anybody who wants to understand what all the excitement is about”

Matt Ridley


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