Gene Machine: The Race To Decipher The Secrets Of The Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan



Everyone knows the term DNA: it is the essence of our being - it determines who we are and what we pass on to our progeny. Mention the ribosome, on the other hand, and you will usually be met with blank faces, even from scientists. And yet without the ribosome, nothing lives. For if DNA is data then the ribosome is the machine that processes that data.

Unlocking the secrets of this gene-reading molecule was once among the most fundamental problems in molecular biology. Gene Machine is the thrilling story of how three scientists including Dr Ramakrishnan succeeded in decoding the ribosome, later winning the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Language English
ISBN-10 9353023238
ISBN-13 978-9353023232
No of pages 272
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher HarperCollins India
Published Date 19 Sep 2018

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Author : Venki Ramakrishnan


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