The Genetic Code Author:Isaac Asimov The Most Important — Scientific — Breakthrough — In Modern Times — came in 1944 when O.T. Avery and two colleagues discovered DNA. This mysterious substance is the basis of all life on earth...DNA determines the nature of every living organism from the amoeba to man. — In THE GENETIC CODE Isaac Asimov traces, step by step, the scientific research th... more »at led to this great achievement. He analyzes its meaning and its consequences and , in a fascinating forecast, he speculates on how this new genetic knowledge can be used to control the physical and mental development of a future race of men.
THE GENETIC CODE is a volume in the Signet Science Library, books by leading scientists and educators that present nontechnical explanations of the latest knowlegde, developments, and discoveries in the field of science.
Published by the New American Library
ISAAC ASIMOV is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine. he is an internationally famous science writer, and his outstanding talent for teaching through his books has won him the Edison Foundation Award. Mr. Asimov's books, THE CHEMICALS OF LIFE and THE WELLSPRINGS OF LIFE are both available in Signet Science Library editions.« less