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May 11, 1994

Signs of Life: The Language and Meaning of DNA

JAMA. 1994;271(18):1457-1458. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510420095046

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This is a magnificent book. Robert Pollack, a renowned molecular biologist and teacher at Columbia University, presents here a notably candid, elegant, and penetrating meditation for the general reader on the revolutionary changes under way in the field of human genetics, the rapidly expanding (and exploited) set of technologies based on the manipulation of the genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid—DNA—and the im

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