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Author Ridley, Matt.

Title Genome : the autobiography of a species in 23 chapters / Matt Ridley.

Published London : Fourth Estate, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  599.935 RIDL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 344 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-336) and index.
Contents 1. Life -- 2. Species -- 3. History -- 4. Fate -- 5. Environment -- 6. Intelligence -- 7. Instinct -- X and Y. Conflict -- 8. Self-Interest -- 9. Disease -- 10. Stress -- 11. Personality -- 12. Self-Assembly -- 13. Pre-History -- 14. Immortality -- 15. Sex -- 16. Memory -- 17. Death -- 18. Cures -- 19. Prevention -- 20. Politics -- 21. Eugenics -- 22. Free Will.
Summary "By picking one newly discovered gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine. He finds genes that we share with bacteria, genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees, genes that can condemn us to cruel diseases, genes that may influence our intelligence, genes that enable us to use grammatical language, genes that guide the development of our bodies and our brains, genes that allow us to remember, genes that exhibit the strange alchemy of nature and nurture, genes that parasitise us for their own selfish ends, genes that battle with one another and genes that record the history of human migrations."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Human genetics -- Popular works.
Human genome -- Popular works.
ISBN 1857028341