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In the spring of 1944, I realized that I was not going to survive the war.... Shtefan Brandt, adjutant to a colonel of the Waffen SS, has made it through the war so far in spite of his commander’s habit of bringing his staff into combat, and a pair of secrets that are far more dangerous than the battlefield. Shtefan is a Mischling and one of the thousands of...

Gene Machine - The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome written by Venki Ramakrishnan performed by Matthew Waterson on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781684415625
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Popular Science
Duration:  480 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Venki Ramakrishnan
Narrator 1:  Matthew Waterson
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Everyone has heard of DNA. But by itself, DNA is just an inert blueprint for life. It is the ribosome-an enormous molecular machine made up of a million atoms-that makes DNA come to life, turning our genetic code into proteins and therefore into us. Gene Machine is an insider account of the race for the...

structure of the ribosome, a fundamental discovery that both advances our knowledge of all life and could lead to the development of better antibiotics against life-threatening diseases.

But this is also a human story of Ramakrishnan's unlikely journey, from his first fumbling experiments in a biology lab to being the dark horse in a fierce competition with some of the world's best scientists.

In the end, Gene Machine is a frank insider's account of the pursuit of high-stakes science.

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