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Published: 14 February 2008

176 Pages | 7 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199228362

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The Music of Life

Biology beyond genes

Denis Noble

  • Tackles how biologists should seek to understand life itself. There are no simple answers, but this book is likely both to enchant and provoke the reader
  • This short, personal, and lyrical essay uses the metaphor of music to present a 'systems biology' view of life
  • Urges a change in the way we think about life - can be considered an equivalent to Erwin Schrodinger's classic 1944 essay 'What is Life?', for the post-human genome project age
  • With a foreword by the Nobel laureate and 'father' of systems biology, Sydney Brenner

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