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She Has Her Mother's Laugh
The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
VerfasserIn: Zimmer, Carl
Verfasserangabe: Carl Zimmer
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
Mediengruppe: eBook
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTIONShe Has Her Mother's Laugh presents a profoundly original perspective on what we pass along from generation to generation. Charles Darwin played a crucial part in turning heredity into a scientific question, and yet he failed spectacularly to answer it. The birth of genetics in the early 1900s seemed to do precisely that. Gradually, people translated their old notions about heredity into a language of genes. As the technology for studying genes became cheaper, millions of people ordered genetic tests to link themselves to missing parents, to distant ancestors, to ethnic identities . . .But, award-winning science writer Carl Zimmer argues, heredity isn't just about genes that pass from parent to child. Heredity continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to trillions of cells that make up our bodies. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors but we inherit other things...
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VerfasserIn: Zimmer, Carl
VerfasserInnenangabe: Carl Zimmer
Jahr: 2018
Verlag: Pan Macmillan
E-Medium: Download E-Medium
ISBN: 978-1-5098-1856-3
Sprache: en
Mediengruppe: eBook