What is DNA and what role do our genes play in defining who we are? How does gene therapy work? The past century has seen huge advances in our understanding of genetics. This accessible guide provides all you need to know, from the basics to the very latest technologies. 30-Second Genetics cuts through the jargon to chart the most extraordinary discoveries in the field, from the fundamentals of cell biology to the recent unbelievable developments in DNA sequencing and genome editing. Advances in stem cell therapy, animal cloning, genetically tailored treatments, and genetically modified crops have made headlines, but have you ever wondered how these technologies work and what they really mean for our future? Cracking the code in 50 entries, experts demystify the key terms and concepts using no more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. Deciphered with a sequence of beautiful graphics and supported by glossaries and biographies of key figures, here’s your quick route to becoming a gene genius.
About the Author
Editor Jonathan Weitzman is a professor of genetics at the Université Paris Diderot and founding director of the Center for Epigenetics and Cell Fate. Editor Matthew Weitzman is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and runs a lab in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Jonathan and Matthew are identical twins.