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Who Wrote the Book of Life? A History of the Genetic Code

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ISBN-10: 0804734178

ISBN-13: 9780804734172

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lily E. Kay

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Description:

The history of work on the genetic code (1953-70) is recounted here from the vantage point of the dawn of the information age and its impact on representations of nature, heredity, and society.
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Book details

List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.20" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
The Genetic Code: Imaginaries and Practices
Spaces of Specificity: The Discourse of Molecular Biology Before the Age of Information
Production of Discourse: Cybernetics, Information, Life
Scriptural Technologies: Genetic Codes in the 1950s
The Pasteur Connection: Cybernetique Enzymatique, Gene Informateur, and Messenger RNA
Matter of Information: Writing Genetic Codes in the 1960s
In the Beginning Was the Wor(l)d?
Conclusion
Notes
Works Cited
Index