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Genome:The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Genome:The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters © 2000 Nature America Inc. • http://genetics.nature.com book review of our genome. Ridley uses these ele- Genome: The Autobiography ments to discuss molecular parasitism of a Species in 23 Chapters within the context of parasitism in gen- eral. by Matt Ridley James Watson described this book as “a lucid and exhilarating romp through Harper-Collins, $26.00, ISBN: 0-060-19497-9, 1999 our human chromosomes,” and he is Reviewed by Terence Kealey right. This is the book to give to an intel- ligent person who knows something Department of Clinical Biochemistry, about life science, even if that knowl- University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2QR, UK edge is outdated or rudimentary, and who would enjoy accessing modern molecular biology without struggling Matt Ridley is an Oxford-educated zool- fear of upsetting the then-dominant pro- through northern blots or X-ray diffrac- ogist who has turned to general science tein paradigm? tions. I gave a copy to an old classmate writing. His first book, The Red Queen, But the heart of Genome does not lie in of mine, now an orthopaedic surgeon, was an account of the work of William history; rather, it lies in the contemporary. and he loves it. But Genome also carries Hamilton, George http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Genetics Springer Journals

Genome:The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Nature Genetics , Volume 24 (1) – Jan 1, 2000

Genome:The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

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© 2000 Nature America Inc. • http://genetics.nature.com book review of our genome. Ridley uses these ele- Genome: The Autobiography ments to discuss molecular parasitism of a Species in 23 Chapters within the context of parasitism in gen- eral. by Matt Ridley James Watson described this book as “a lucid and exhilarating romp through Harper-Collins, $26.00, ISBN: 0-060-19497-9, 1999 our human chromosomes,” and he is Reviewed by Terence Kealey right. This is the book to...
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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2000 by Nature America Inc.
Subject
Biomedicine; Biomedicine, general; Human Genetics; Cancer Research; Agriculture; Gene Function; Animal Genetics and Genomics
ISSN
1061-4036
eISSN
1546-1718
DOI
10.1038/71638
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Abstract

© 2000 Nature America Inc. • http://genetics.nature.com book review of our genome. Ridley uses these ele- Genome: The Autobiography ments to discuss molecular parasitism of a Species in 23 Chapters within the context of parasitism in gen- eral. by Matt Ridley James Watson described this book as “a lucid and exhilarating romp through Harper-Collins, $26.00, ISBN: 0-060-19497-9, 1999 our human chromosomes,” and he is Reviewed by Terence Kealey right. This is the book to give to an intel- ligent person who knows something Department of Clinical Biochemistry, about life science, even if that knowl- University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 2QR, UK edge is outdated or rudimentary, and who would enjoy accessing modern molecular biology without struggling Matt Ridley is an Oxford-educated zool- fear of upsetting the then-dominant pro- through northern blots or X-ray diffrac- ogist who has turned to general science tein paradigm? tions. I gave a copy to an old classmate writing. His first book, The Red Queen, But the heart of Genome does not lie in of mine, now an orthopaedic surgeon, was an account of the work of William history; rather, it lies in the contemporary. and he loves it. But Genome also carries Hamilton, George

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Nature GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2000

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