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What Genes Can't Do

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Series: Basic Bioethics Series

By: Lenny Moss

228 pages, Figs

MIT Press

Paperback | Mar 2004 | #144815 | ISBN: 0262632977
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Hardback | Dec 2002 | #127640 | ISBN: 026213411X
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About this book

A historical and critical analysis of the concept of the gene that attempts to provide new perspectives and metaphors for the transformation of biology and its philosophy. Moss distinguishes between genes as instrumental predictors of phenotypes and genes as developmental resources that specify possible amino acid sequences in proteins.

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Lenny Moss is Associate Professor of Philosophy and a Senior Fellow at the ESRC Center for Genomics in Society, University of Exeter, UK.

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