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.
About the Author
Dr. Kat Arney is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker, appearing on the highly successful Naked Scientists for the past decade and producing and presenting the monthly Naked Genetics. She also copresents the weekly national BBC Radio 5Live Science show. According to BBC America she is one of the "Top Ten Brits who make science sexy". Kat's last book was Herding Hemingway's Cats: Understanding How Our Genes Work. She holds a PhD in developmental biology from Cambridge University.
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