Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 May 2015

288 Pages | 9 black and white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199687756

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The New Age of Genomics

Dawn Field and Neil Davies

  • Describes the rapid rise of genomics, and the unprecedented possibilities it brings
  • Sets out the implications for humans: compulsory DNA sequencing of newborns? Your genome snatched from a stray hair?
  • Recounts the latest developments moving from sequencing to the creation of new forms of life
  • Shows how genomics is revealing the scale and diversity of life on Earth, including vast swathes of hitherto unknown viruses and bacteria
  • Explains the possibilities for the Earth: from genomic observatories to the dream of biocoding the whole planet

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