- Jul 12, 2020
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The origin story and emergence of molecular biology is muddled. The early triumphs in bacterial genetics and the complexity of animal and plant genomes complicate an intricate history. This book documents the many advances, as well as the prejudices and founder fallacies. It highlights the premature relegation of RNA to simply an intermediate between gene and protein, the underestimation of the amount of information required to program the development of multicellular organisms, and the dawning realization that RNA is the cornerstone of cell biology, development, brain function and probably evolution itself.
About the Authors
- John Mattick is a Professor of RNA Biology at University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.
- Paulo Amaral is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Insper in São Paulo, Brazil.