A translation into German is being
prepared. Meanwhile you can obtain the English version on
Amazon.de. And the review below appears on that site.
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HUGO, 20. August 2008
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The Music of Life: Biology Beyond Genes (Taschenbuch)
The Human Genome Project is
basically finished and most of the promises that were made
are not fulfilled: There are no wonder drugs that stop
aging, there is no large scale cloning or genetic
engineering of our offspring. "That's because we still don't
understand the genome well enough", is the normal answer to
such criticism. "That's because life is more than just
genomes!", is an answer Denis Noble might give.
The music of life is an easy to read introduction into the
relatively new branch of systems Biology. In this approach
life isn't so much seen as a process governed by genes, but
the focus rests on the interaction of the different parts of
a living system within itself, as well as on the interaction
of a lifeform with its environment. Genes are still there,
but they don't govern. They only work in relation and
concert with the other parts of a living system. Thus the
analogy "Music of Life".
As far as I see this is probably the most promising branch
for the next revolution in Biology. So read this easily
accessible book and be ahead when people start asking: "What
is that systems biology thing about?".
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