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Cracking Genetics

Helen Gavaghan

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Gene therapy

The Incredible Blueprint of You

From Darwin's theory of evolution to the sequencing of the human genome, this book takes a comprehensive look at genetics - and reveals untold stories, cutting-edge discoveries and plenty of fascinating science along the way.

In 12 illustrated chapters, Cracking Genetics makes sense of the laws of inheritance, takes a tour of your chromosomes and explores questions including:

- Which genes determine eye colour?
- Could dinosaur DNA be resurrected?
- How does DNA profiling solve cold cases?
- Why does the environment influence gene expression?
- How does human DNA differ from chimp DNA?
- How does natural selection work?
- Could gene editing eradicate disease?

An easy-to-understand guide to some of the most complex and intriguing topics: Cracking Genetics is a must-read for anyone interested in the past, present and future of genetics and how they make up the world as we know it.

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