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How to code a human
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How to code a human: exploring the DNA blueprints that make us who we are

Series: Amazing science

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780233005171

Publication Date: 10 Aug 2017

Subject: Science

Suitable for: Secondary

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Explains how DNA works and how it affects every aspect of who we are as people.
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Summary

Explains how DNA works and how it affects every aspect of who we are as people.

What is a genetic superhero and could you be one? Is all your DNA important or is a load of it just junk? Can genetics inform your love life, your mental health and your ability to grow a tail?

"How to Code a Human" takes you on a mind-bending journey through the world of the double helix, examining how our DNA encodes our genes and makes us unique.

Covering all aspects of modern genetics from the evolution of our species to inherited diseases, "junk" DNA, genetic engineering and the intricacies of the molecular processes inside our cells, this is a beautiful, visual guide to the code of life.

Contents

p6 Introduction
p10 Meet your genome
p22 Our genetic journey
p34 How do genes work?
p46 Under attack!
p58 Who do you think you are?
p72 People are not peas
p80 Genetic superheroes
p90 Turn me on
p100 Sticky notes
p108 The RNA world
p116 Building a baby
p126 Wiring the brain
p136 Compatibility genes
p146 X and Y
p156 The viruses that made us human
p166 When things go wrong
p176 Human 2.0
p188 Glossary
p190 Index
p192 Credits & acknowledgements

Category
NF
Subject
Science
Dewey
572.86
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Col and B & W illus and photos
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10 Aug 2017
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ISBN
9780233005171
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Hardback
Pages
192
Width
186mm
Height
226mm
Weight
668g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
Glossary
Yes
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