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Genome - The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters-logo

Genome - The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Matt Ridley

The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean? Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life. Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of 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. From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.

The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean? Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life. Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of 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. From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.
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The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean? Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life. Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of 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. From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Prebble

Length:

12h 20m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

35:24


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

36:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

34:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

28:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

29:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

35:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

31:29