By: Lily E Kay
424 pages, 29 Half-tones
Details the historical process whereby the central biological problem of DNA-based protein synthesis came to be metaphorically represented as an information code and a writing technology, and consequently as a theistically resonant "book of life".
'You'd be hard pressed to find a more entertaining cast of characters than the 'code-cracking' scientists who populate [this book]. ... A thoroughly rewarding read.' Wired
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