The music of life : biology beyond the genome / Denis Noble.Material type: TextPublication details: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 153 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780191516276; 0191516279; 9780199295739; 0199295735; 1281154970; 9781281154972; 0199228361; 9780199228362Subject(s): Life (Biology) | Life | Biology | Biological Evolution | Genome, Human | Physiological Phenomena | NATURE -- Reference | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- General | SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology | Life (Biology)Genre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Music of life.DDC classification: 570 LOC classification: QH501 | .N633 2006ebNLM classification: 2006 I-062 | QH 501Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 144-146) and index.
Introduction; 1. The CD of Life: the Genome; 2. The Organ of 30,000 Pipes; 3. The Score: is it Written Down?; 4. The Conductor: Downward Causation; 5. The Rhythm Section: the Heartbeat and other Rhythms; 6. The Orchestra: Organs and Systems of the Body; 7. Modes and Keys: Cellular Harmony; 8. The Composer: Evolution; 9. The Opera Theatre: the Brain; 10. Curtain Call: the Artist Disappears; Bibliography; Index.
What is Life? This is the question asked by Denis Noble in this very personal and at times deeply lyrical book. Noble is a renowned physiologist and systems biologist, and he argues that the genome is not life itself: to understand what life is, we must view it at a variety of different levels, all interacting with each other in a complex web. It is that emergent web, full of feedback between levels, from the gene to the wider environment, that is life. - ;What is Life? Decades of research have resulted in the full mapping of the human genome - three billion pairs of code whose functions are o.
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