The Eighth Day of Creation: Makers of the Revolution in by Horace Freeland Judson

By Horace Freeland Judson

during this vintage e-book, the celebrated technological know-how author Horace Freeland Judson tells the tale of the beginning and early improvement of molecular biology within the US, the united kingdom, and France. The interesting tale of the golden interval from the revelation of the double helix of DNA to the cracking of the genetic code and primary glimpses of gene law is advised mostly within the phrases of the most gamers, all of whom Judson interviewed commonly. the result's a ebook extensively considered as the simplest background of modern organic technological know-how but published.

This commemorative variation, honoring the reminiscence of the writer who died in 2011, includes essays by way of his daughter Olivia Judson, Matthew Meselson, and Mark Ptashne and an obituary by way of Jason Pontin. It includes all of the content material further to past versions, together with essays on a number of the critical ancient figures concerned, akin to Rosalind Franklin, and a comic strip of the additional improvement of molecular biology within the period of recombinant DNA.

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