Introduction: What are genes? ; 1. The Inheritors ; 2. Life as a Code ; 3. Switches and Signals ; 4. The Spacious Genome ; 5. RNA Out of the Shadows ; 6. It's a Jungle in There! ; 7. The Genome in 3D ; 8. The Jumping Genes ; 9. The Marks of Lamarck ; 10. Genes and Disease ; 11. What Makes us Human? ; 12. The Real Human Genome ; Conclusion ; References ; Index
John Parrington is a University Lecturer in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow in Medicine at Worcester College, Oxford. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in science journals including Nature, Current Biology, Journal of Cell Biology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Development, Developmental Biology, and Human Reproduction. He has extensive experience writing popular science, having published articles in The Guardian, New Scientist, Chemistry World, and The Biologist. As a British Science Association Media Fellow he worked as a science journalist at The Times for 7 weeks where he published 22 articles. He has also written science reports for the public for the Wellcome Trust, British Council, and Royal Society.
an excellent synthesis of what is currently understood about the human genome. It corrects claims of omniscience and shows just how wrong informed predictions turned out to be Hamilton McMillan, Books of the Year 2015: Readers' Books of the Year 2015, The Guardian recommend ... for a stereoscopic view Peter Forbes, Christmas round-up 'The 6 best books in science', The Independent It's a game-changer and a masterpiece for anyone interested in biology. Times Higher Education, Charalambos P Kyriacou ... a good primer on the subtlety and complexity of the genome, especially the human genome, new facets of which emerge on a regular basis from labs around the world. The Scientist, Bob Grant The Deeper Genome... provides an elegant, accessible account of the profound and unexpected complexities of the human genome, and shows how many ideas developed in the 20th century are being overturned. New Scientist, Clare Ainsworth A compelling book that will enrich your knowledge of genetics and its potential. New York Journal of Books Overall, this is a faithful, engaging portrait of the twenty-first-century genome Nature, Nathaniel Comfort This is a brilliant book - a wonderfully entertaining history of molecular biology and the surprises and controversies of a field still very much in flux, from early explorations to the emerging realisation that the human genome may be far more sophisticated than we ever imagined. John Mattick, Director, Garvan Institute of Medical Research