Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome

Jacob's Ladder: The History of the Human Genome

Henry Gee


What makes us as people all alike and but as contributors so different?

Jacob's Ladder offers a remarkably lucid clarification of what the sequencing of the human genome fairly tells us. deciphering the series, evolutionary biologist Henry Gee indicates, is simply the start: seeing the letters and phrases. the subsequent frontier is in knowing snatches of dialog among genes—how they have interaction to direct the expansion of an organism. Gee takes us into the center of that dialog, illuminating how genes govern a unmarried egg cell's extraordinary transformation right into a person, and the way they proceed to direct that person's daily improvement all through a lifetime.

Gee tells the tale of what we all know concerning the genome this present day and what we're prone to detect the next day to come. As our wisdom advances, we will direct with expanding authority the conversations among genes: not just appearing clinical interventions but additionally developing entire scripts directing delivery, ancestry, and variety in a courageous new international.

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