The Gene Machine

The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Author: Venki Ramakrishnan

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Category: Science


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Everyone knows the term DNA. It is the essence of our being. It determines who we are and what we pass on to our children. 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 it can’t go anywhere, or do anything, without a machine to process it. Unlocking the secrets of this gene-reading molecule was once among the most fundamental problems in molecular biology... Nobel Prize winner Venki Ramakrishnan tells the story of the race to determine the structure of the ribosome and so resolve an ancient mystery at the heart of life itself. Illuminating, persuasive and compelling, Gene Machine not only reveals a great discovery but offers a fascinating insight into what it is like to work at the cutting edge of modern science amid the attending competition, politics and larger-than-life personalities.

Global Studies: Latin America

Author: Paul Goodwin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin


Category: History

Page: 248

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From McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series (formerly known as McGraw-Hill/Dushkin), the Global Studies volumes are designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countires of the world. This twelfth edition of GLOBAL STUDIES: LATIN AMERICA includes introductory essays on Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Carribbean region, with concise reports and current statistics for each of the countries within these regions. This background information is complemented by a selection of articles from the world press.

Film & video finder

Author: National Information Center for Educational Media



Category: Performing Arts


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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition


Publisher: ScholarlyEditions


Category: Science

Page: 5106

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Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Biological and Life Sciences Research. The editors have built Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Biological and Life Sciences Research in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Biological and Life Sciences Research: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at