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The Resource Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome, Venki Ramakrishnan

Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome, Venki Ramakrishnan

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Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome
Title
Gene machine
Title remainder
the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome
Statement of responsibility
Venki Ramakrishnan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone knows about DNA. It is the essence of our being, determining who we are and what we pass on to our children. The ribosome, on the other hand, doesn't enjoy such wide understanding. Yet without it nothing lives. It is the mother of all molecules. For if DNA is data then it can't go anywhere, or do anything, without a machine to process it. The ribosome is that machine. Nobel Prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan tells the story of the race to uncover the structure of the ribosome, a fundamental discovery that resolves an ancient mystery of life itself and could lead to the development of better antibiotics to fight the most deadly diseases. A fascinating insider account, Gene Machine charts Ramakrishnan's unlikely journey from his first fumbling experiments in a biology lab to being at the centre of a fierce competition at the cutting edge of modern science
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StDuBDS
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1952-
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Ramakrishnan, Venki
Dewey number
  • 571.6'58
  • 571.658
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ribosomes
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome, Venki Ramakrishnan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786074362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781786074362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Gene machine : the race to decipher the secrets of the ribosome, Venki Ramakrishnan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781786074362
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 272 pages
Isbn
9781786074362
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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