The Hunt for FOXP5 by David Deamer audiobook

The Hunt for FOXP5: A Genomic Mystery Novel

By Wallace Kaufman  and David Deamer

Blackstone Publishing 9783319289601

The Science and Fiction Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 08/31/2021

    ISBN: 9781799916468

  • Available on 08/31/2021

    ISBN: 9781799916451

  • Available on 08/31/2021

    ISBN: 9781799916475

Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Genetics professor Michelle Murphy loses her husband under mysterious circumstances and without warning, while their brilliant eight year old daughter Avalon, adopted in Kazakhstan, stubbornly believes she is a mutant.

As if this were not enough she soon finds herself thrown into the middle of a quickly thickening plot, where the legacy of Genghis Khan meets the hunt for FOXP5, a genetic transcription factor that could herald the dawn of new human species.

Initially caught helplessly between well-meaning fellow scientists, the government, and more sinister agents, Michelle, with the help of a host of unlikely heroes, eventually takes control and finds the courage to confront the decision of whether to save human lives or humanity.

The scientific and technical aspects underlying the plot—in particular aspects of FOX proteins, genetic mutations, viruses, and cancer, as well as the relation between intelligence and cortical complexity—are introduced and discussed by the authors in an extensive non-technical appendix.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This title by Wallace Kaufman and David Deamer, I would say, is the best I’ve ever read…[I] enjoyed the adventure, which hovered between adult and young adult in apparent audience level, and felt I was really gaining something from the science content.” Popular Science

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Author

Author Bio: David Deamer

Author Bio: David Deamer

David Deamer is Research Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California (Santa Cruz). He recently published First Life: Discovering the Connections Between Stars, Cells, and How Life Began. Deamer’s primary research interest focuses on nucleic acid molecules as they are driven electrophoretically through a nanoscopic channel, or nanopore, embedded in a lipid-bilayer membrane. The presence of the polynucleotide in the channel affects the ionic conductance in a manner related to chain length, concentration and base sequence. This observation has considerable potential for characterizing DNA and RNA in microscopic volumes of nucleic acid solutions. In 2014, Oxford Nanopore Technology introduced the MinION, a portable nanopore sequencing instrument that is now undergoing testing by early users. These include NASA scientists who will send MinIONs to the International Space Station.

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Author Bio: Wallace Kaufman

Author Bio: Wallace Kaufman

Wallace Kaufman is a science writer whose fiction, nonfiction, journalism, and poetry have appeared in major magazines and newspapers in the U.S., England, and Kazakhstan. He is a graduate of Duke University and he earned an M.Litt. from Oxford University. His research and reporting has taken him to Central and South America and to the Arctic and Pacific coasts of Siberia. In Latin America he helped indigenous writers establish themselves and translated the first two books by Mayan writer Victor Montejo. In Kazakhstan he worked with Kazakhs on translations of their principal writers. His own translations of German, French, and Spanish poetry and fiction have appeared in several magazines. His books include Invasive Plants, Coming Out of the Woods, No Turning Back, and The Beaches Are Moving.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English