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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Violinist's Thumb And Other Lost Tales of Love War and Genius as Written by Our Genetic Code La specie umana è stata sul punto di estinguersi Può la genetica spiegare l'a ossessivo di certe persone per i gatti Perché nascono individui privi di impronte digitali e bambini con la coda Che cosa possono dirci i geni sulla morte prematura del faraone Tutankhamon o sulla vicenda di Tsutomu Yamaguchi il giapponese sopravvissuto a due esplosioni nucleari uale combinazione genetica creò le dita straordinariamente flessibili di Paganini Con la consueta brillantezza e il peculiare gusto per l'aneddoto scientifico Kea. I m going to be honest and tell you the entire reason I picked up The Violinist s Thumb by Sam Kean is not because I m interested in biology or DNA or anything to do with science really it s because the name Paganini drew me inI ve never been the type of girl to understand science The closest I came was a low C in Biology 14 years ago when I attended the University of Wyoming Ever since then I ve operated under the assumption that magic sparkles course through my veins that storks bring babies to deserving parents and that my father gave me his caterpillar eyebrows as a way to torture me in my later years of life Sound silly Of course it does that s because when I see science explained it looks as strange to me as reading a difficult piece of piano sheet music might to you I say might here because I m operating under the assumption that you don t play Rachmaninoff on a daily basisIn spite of all these misgivings the name of Paganini the famous violinists who folk lore states sold his soul to the devil for his ability to play drew me in to this book Random fact Franz Liszt also rud to be demonic in places studied Paganini s skill on the violin and translated it to the piano He also was the first to play music memorized on the stage for a concert I blame him for my many breakdowns AnywaySo Paganini was the bait but what hooked me about this book was just how accessible the science was Seriously it blew me away In between serious chunks of letters and strands and things I know nothing about were anecdotal stories and historic lessons about names and things I had never known about It opened up a whole new world to me and in the process I like to think I learned a little something then I expected toFully enjoyable well researched and surprisingly fun this book gave me really strange DNA dreams and made me feel a little bit like a smart person for a short while L'aventure ambiguë faraone Tutankhamon o sulla vicenda di Tsutomu Yamaguchi il giapponese sopravvissuto a due esplosioni nucleari uale combinazione genetica creò le dita straordinariamente The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science flessibili di Paganini Con la consueta brillantezza e il peculiare gusto per l'aneddoto scientifico Kea. I m going to be honest and tell you the entire reason I picked up The Violinist s Thumb by Sam Kean is not because I m interested in biology or DNA or anything to do with science really it s because the name Paganini drew me inI ve never been the type of girl to understand science The closest I came was a low C in Biology 14 years ago when I attended the University of Wyoming Ever since then I ve operated under the assumption that magic sparkles course through my veins that storks bring babies to deserving parents and that my Love and Friendship father gave me his caterpillar eyebrows as a way to torture me in my later years of life Sound silly Of course it does that s because when I see science explained it looks as strange to me as reading a difficult piece of piano sheet music might to you I say might here because I m operating under the assumption that you don t play Rachmaninoff on a daily basisIn spite of all these misgivings the name of Paganini the the History of Modern Japan famous violinists who Laltipiano delle meraviglie folk lore states sold his soul to the devil Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti for his ability to play drew me in to this book Random Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet fact Franz Liszt also rud to be demonic in places studied Paganini s skill on the violin and translated it to the piano He also was the Madame Bovary first to play music memorized on the stage Boom Chicka Boom for a concert I blame him Un Perrito Problematico for my many breakdowns AnywaySo Paganini was the bait but what hooked me about this book was just how accessible the science was Seriously it blew me away In between serious chunks of letters and strands and things I know nothing about were anecdotal stories and historic lessons about names and things I had never known about It opened up a whole new world to me and in the process I like to think I learned a little something then I expected toFully enjoyable well researched and surprisingly 7 Intimate Secrets fun this book gave me really strange DNA dreams and made me Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever feel a little bit like a smart person Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar for a short while

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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Violinist's Thumb And Other Lost Tales of Love War and Genius as Written by Our Genetic Code Pecie la più dominante che il nostro pianeta abbia conosciuto e insieme le semplici storie individuali dimostrando l'impatto decisivo che l'eredità genetica ha sul destino di ciascuno di noi Ma non si pensi che il seuenziamento del genoma umano rappresenti un punto d'arrivo Le nuove frontiere dell'ingegneria genetica aprono prospettive che ci affascinano e al tempo stesso ci terrorizzano specie uando lasciano intravedere la possibilità di «modificare la nostra stessa essenza chimica e di inventare da capo la vita». The author s parents were named Gene and Jean That s right Gene and Jean Kean What else could their son do but write a book about genetics And a fun book it is with some fascinating stories There is enough DNA in a human body to stretch from Pluto to the sun and back There s enough DNA on earth to stretch across the known universe many many times Fruit fly genes have fun names such as groucho smurf fear of intimacy lost in space smellblind faint sausage tribble from the Star Trek episode and tinman if mutated can prevent fruit flies from growing a heart A mutant armadillo gene gives fruit flies a plated exoskeleton The turnip gene makes flies stupid like they just fell off the turnip truck Tudor genes leave flies without progeny When a cleopatra gene interacts with an asp gene it can kill the fly A cheap date gene leaves flies tipsy after a sip of alcohol Ken and barby mutants have no genitalia Male coitus interruptus gene mutants spend just ten minutes on sex when the norm is twenty Stuck mutant genes cannot physically disengage after sex Female dissatisfaction mutants have no sex at all There are some fun names occasionally elsewhere also A scaramanga gene named after the James Bond villain gives mammals extra nipples The vlad tepes genes removes blood from fish The pokemon gene almost provoked a lawsuit The flour beetle s medea gene kills a female s progeny If you ever think you had a bad day just remember the story of Tsutoma Yamaguchi in August 1945 He survived two atomic explosions on that day The whole story is pretty amazing but I will never complain about my day again He lived until the year 2010 The author points to the small hope in the fact that thousands of children of A bomb survivors remained alive as he wrote the book Zipf s Law states something like the biggest or most common item in each class was twice as big or common as the second item which is twice as big as the third item and so on This seemed to apply with words that Mr Zipf studied in great books DNA may have Zipfian properties as well Noam Chomsky stated Colorless green ideas sleep furiously to show that meaningless sentences are independent of syntax So the sentence itself is actually not uite devoid of meaning Like modern poetry Computer software concluded that Shakespeare indeed did write The Two Noble Kinsmen But that he did not write Pericles Do we believe it Without the kickstart of mitochondria primitive life might never have developed into higher life much less intelligent human beings The first organic molecules appeared near volcanic vents on the ocean floor Organics were also imported from space Life starting up was surprisingly easy It was mitochondria that solved the problem of energy consumption They allowed cells to expand their DNA repertoire 200000 times Polar bear livers have astronomical amounts of vitamin A That vitamin allows seals to survive in the cold Polar bears need it to pack on blubber Poisons accumulate as you move up the food chain Polar bears needed to deal with it or starve Evolution saved them Some explorers learned the hard way not to eat the livers of polar creatures Chimpanzees have short spines on their penises In other words they have well ahem prickly pricks Humans lost them many years ago thus prolonging copulation because male sensations decreased to say nothing of battered vaginas The human line almost went extinct multiple times A biologist named Ivanov in Stalinist Russia tried to unite human and chimpanzee genes He failed when he jammed human sperm into chimp vaginas and not their uteruses Artificial insemination was considered shameful by the church A barren couple having sex would have someone listening in at the door and then charge in at the last moment with a batch of sperm to shove into the woman in an effort to trick her egg cells into believing it came from intercourse Trofim Lysenko almost killed Soviet agriculture by only believing in environment factors and never in heredity After Einstein died Thomas Harvey pilfered his brain for further study It actually weighed less than normal Americans in WWII took parts of Mussolini s bran to study a dictator Folding in a brain does usually indicate higher functioning Lack of brain folds is devastating The sneeze reflex can be inherited and often uncontrollable I know a bit about that since I cannot sneeze once It usually takes me about ten or so before I stop The great violinist Niccolo Paganini refused communion and confession on his deathbed fearing it would hasten his demise The Church refused him proper burial It took a few months to finally get him into a private garden where he rested for 36 years before the Church forgave him and permitted burial Toulouse Lautrec had a genetic disorder that left him with rotting teeth a swelling nose and lips that flopped open and drooled Thus he wore a stylish beard He encouraged rumors to help his reputation with you know who He had the nickname Tripod for you know what But he was a bit of a dwarf So he hung out in bars and bordellos And he gave the characters there a little bit of dignity The temptations of the Moulin Rouge casual sex late nights and strangling the parakeet his euphemism for drinking himself stupid took their toll on Toulouse Lautrec s body He used to keep liuor in a hollowed out cane It all eventually killed him Charles Darwin was a wheezing wreck who disgusted even himself He suffered from boils fainting fits heart flutters numb fingers insomnia migraines eczema dizziness He passed horrendous gas Worst of all he barfed all the time He couldn t stop until he was dry heaving He feared visiting the homes of others for fear of fouling up their privies He even built his own hidden one Darwin s favorite child died at age ten thus ending any remnants of a religious faith The great thing about Darwin is all that he accomplished under these conditions A truly great man The great Edward O Wilson suggested there may be genetic roots to some social differences He was blasted for it Activists charged him onstage where he was in a wheelchair and threw ice water on him and shouting about genocide Idiots Some people thought of cloning Jesus himself by lifting DNA from the Shroud of Turin Ridiculous I know But it brought out this great comment You are trying to bring back the one person who is supposed to come back anyway There is a fucM gene in mice that can be changed to cause lesbians I have never been able to figure out the Darwinian conundrum about homosexuality It does not promote the species No answers yet Same with racial issues Unfortunately both are difficult to touch Croesus once went to hear the oracle at Delphi You will destroy a great empire Of course it turned out to be his own Our DNA is like an oracle Do we want to listen マース Mars #15 frontiere dell'ingegneria genetica aprono prospettive che ci affascinano e al tempo stesso ci terrorizzano specie uando lasciano intravedere la possibilità di «modificare la nostra 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The author s parents were named Gene and Jean That s right Gene and Jean Kean What else could their son do but write a book about genetics And a The Best of Margaret St Clair fun book it is with some 恋だの愛だの 1 fascinating stories There is enough DNA in a human body to stretch Death Banishes Mortis #6 fly genes have City of Thieves fun names such as groucho smurf Marrying the Enemy fear of intimacy lost in space smellblind Sugar Cookie Murder faint sausage tribble La pelle from the Star Trek episode and tinman if mutated can prevent Never Too Late fruit Unscripted Scripted #1 flies Все там будем from growing a heart A mutant armadillo gene gives The Trophy Wife fruit The Power of Positive Thinking flies a plated exoskeleton The turnip gene makes L’écume des jours flies stupid like they just Tomorrow Is Waiting fell off the turnip truck Tudor genes leave His Duty Her Destiny flies without progeny When a cleopatra gene interacts with an asp gene it can kill the Hard and Fast fly A cheap 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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ The Violinist's Thumb And Other Lost Tales of Love War and Genius as Written by Our Genetic Code N esplora ueste e altre uestioni e ci mostra come da ualche parte nel groviglio di filamenti della doppia elica si trovino le risposte a molti misteri sugli esseri umani La decifrazione del codice genetico non è stata facile ma grazie a essa gli scienziati sono ora in grado di leggere le storie stupefacenti e vecchie di migliaia o a volte milioni di anni scritte nel nostro dna Come un antico oracolo che non ha ancora smesso di parlare il dna sa raccontarci le grandi saghe delle origini e dell'evoluzione della nostra s. Kean manages to cram enough information into this book to satisfy the armchair historian biologist or trivia aficionado while somehow keeping it readable and entertainingIt s a rather monumental task combining the history of science with the latest discoveries He s pretty good about explaining without talking down I think he assumed most of his readers would be like me took bio in high school and have vaguely kept up with discoveries announced in the press but have to shamefacedly admit that while we ve heard of RNA we can t really uite remember exactly what it does He defines terms as he goes assuming that you don t really remember or know a lot of this but that you re intelligent enough to keep up I think I did for the most part There were so paragraphs that I d definitely need to go back and reread possibly with a reference to fully understand but he generally picks you again on the other side with enough of a layman s description that even if you didn t uite follow how all the proteins come together you can still understand the overall implications by the end And he does it without making you feel like a dolt which is nice Did I understand everything fully No Will I retain what I did get Probably some of it probably not all But I think my overall understanding of where we stand at the moment is drastically improvedAnd all along he illustrates the science with history Stories about the scientists who made the discoveries about famous cases from Paganini to Einstein about weird discoveries in our own genome Did you know that an enormous amount of our DNA appears to have been stolen from bacteria and viruses The placenta looks like it was reverse engineered from the traits that retroviruses use to hide from immune systems Without incorporating retrovirus DNA into our own we never could have developed live birth He usually develops a sense of tension by introducing a story at the beginning of a chapter and leaving it at a cliffhanger to explain the science going on behind the case He ll touch base with the chapter s story two or three times using it to illustrate various facets of a discovery before finally resolving the original story by the end of the chapter It s a remarkably effective techniue of breaking up the long explanationsOverall it s a fascinating look about what we know about what makes our bodies work and how we learned it L'aventure ambiguë filamenti della doppia elica si trovino le risposte a molti misteri sugli esseri umani La decifrazione del codice genetico non è stata The Mangle of Practice Time Agency and Science facile ma grazie a essa gli scienziati sono ora in grado di leggere le storie stupefacenti e vecchie di migliaia o a volte milioni di anni scritte nel nostro dna Come un antico oracolo che non ha ancora smesso di parlare il dna sa raccontarci le grandi saghe delle origini e dell'evoluzione della nostra s. Kean manages to cram enough information into this book to satisfy the armchair historian biologist or trivia aficionado while somehow keeping it readable and entertainingIt s a rather monumental task combining the history of science with the latest discoveries He s pretty good about explaining without talking down I think he assumed most of his readers would be like me took bio in high school and have vaguely kept up with discoveries announced in the press but have to shamefacedly admit that while we ve heard of RNA we can t really uite remember exactly what it does He defines terms as he goes assuming that you don t really remember or know a lot of this but that you re intelligent enough to keep up I think I did Love and Friendship for the most part There were so paragraphs that I d definitely need to go back and reread possibly with a reference to the History of Modern Japan fully understand but he generally picks you again on the other side with enough of a layman s description that even if you didn t uite Laltipiano delle meraviglie follow how all the proteins come together you can still understand the overall implications by the end And he does it without making you Alan Ford Tutto per uno uno per tutti feel like a dolt which is nice Did I understand everything Red Poppies A Novel of Tibet fully No Will I retain what I did get Probably some of it probably not all But I think my overall understanding of where we stand at the moment is drastically improvedAnd all along he illustrates the science with history Stories about the scientists who made the discoveries about Madame Bovary famous cases Boom Chicka Boom from Paganini to Einstein about weird discoveries in our own genome Did you know that an enormous amount of our DNA appears to have been stolen Un Perrito Problematico from bacteria and viruses The placenta looks like it was reverse engineered 7 Intimate Secrets from the traits that retroviruses use to hide Happy Days Are Here Again The 1932 Democratic Convention the Emergence of FDR and How America Was Changed Forever from immune systems Without incorporating retrovirus DNA into our own we never could have developed live birth He usually develops a sense of tension by introducing a story at the beginning of a chapter and leaving it at a cliffhanger to explain the science going on behind the case He ll touch base with the chapter s story two or three times using it to illustrate various Red's Hot Honky Tonk Bar facets of a discovery before Lunatic finally resolving the original story by the end of the chapter It s a remarkably effective techniue of breaking up the long explanationsOverall it s a Grande Enciclopedia della Fantascienzan 2 fascinating look about what we know about what makes our bodies work and how we learned it