How to Code a Human Exploring the DNA Blueprints That Make Us Who We Are

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-04-03
  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch

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An award-winning author takes us on a mind-bending journey through the world of DNA, exploring how it encodes our genes and make us unique.
What is a genetic superhero? Is all DNA important? Can genetics affect your love life, mental health, and even ability to grow a tail? How to Code a Human answers these and many other questions as it investigates all aspects of modern genetics, from the evolution of our species to inherited disease, from “junk” DNA to the molecular processes inside our cells. This fascinating guide examines what gene sequencing reveals about who we are, how we’re wired, and how we repair ourselves. Featuring stunning illustrations and infographics, this insightful guide to the code of life takes us on a beautiful visual journey—and is an essential read for anyone captivated by the scope of human discovery.

Author Biography

Dr. Kat Arney is a writer, broadcaster, and public speaker who has co-presented the award-winning podcast Naked Scientists for the past decade as well as the monthly Naked Genetics. She regularly contributes to New Scientist and the Guardian, and her book Herding Hemingway’s Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work was published by Bloomsbury. Dr. Arney holds a PhD in developmental biology from Cambridge University. See katarney.wordpress.com.

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