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Science and Fiction

A Code for Carolyn

A Genomic Thriller

Autoren: Smith, V Anne

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  • A gripping, hard science fiction novel on the theme of synthetic genomics
  • Contains a comprehensive non-technical overview of the science underlying the plot
  • Authored by an expert scientist with experience in science fiction writing
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Carolyn’s parents did not, after all, make genomics history by synthesizing her genome in a lab. She has known she is the "Human Hoax" ever since a high school genetics exercise revealed she has trisomy X—a chromosomal abnormality—yet no synthetically constructed genome would have such clear traces of natural conception. Many years later, as molecular biologist, she hopes her colleagues never learn of her embarrassing origins. But when someone ransacks her office and lab, she finds professional embarrassment is the least of her worries. Someone believes she has the results of her parents’ last, secret experiments, and is willing to kill to get them. But all she has from her parents are their genes—can she find what else they may have left her before somebody else does?

In a not-so-distant society, where corporations wield as much power as nations and the line between corporate employee and state authority is blurred, the chase is on. Carolyn may have just too little time at hand to unravel the mystery of her parents’ final days and to realize the deep consequences for the future of mankind.

This fast-paced novel is followed by an extensive science chapter where the author provides a non-technical primer on modern genetics and on the speculative biology behind Carolyn’s code.

 

Über den Autor

Dr V Anne Smith is on the biology faculty at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She researches computational biology, concentrating on complex biological networks. She develops algorithms to infer functional interactions based upon observational data, generating biological discovery in areas as diverse as ecosystems and gene regulation. In addition to doing research, she enjoys writing science fiction stories. A Code for Carolyn is her first scientific novel.

Inhaltsverzeichnis (2 Kapitel)

Inhaltsverzeichnis (2 Kapitel)
  • A Code for Carolyn: A Genomic Thriller

    Seiten 3-204

    Smith, V. Anne

  • The Biology Behind Carolyn’s Code

    Seiten 207-235

    Smith, V. Anne

Dieses Buch kaufen

eBook 21,39 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04553-1
  • Versehen mit digitalem Wasserzeichen, DRM-frei
  • Erhältliche Formate: PDF, EPUB
  • eBooks sind auf allen Endgeräten nutzbar
  • Sofortiger eBook Download nach Kauf
Softcover 26,74 €
Preis für Deutschland (Brutto)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04551-7
  • Kostenfreier Versand für Individualkunden weltweit
  • Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3-5 Werktagen.
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Bibliografische Information

Bibliographic Information
Buchtitel
A Code for Carolyn
Buchuntertitel
A Genomic Thriller
Autoren
Titel der Buchreihe
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2019
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Inhaber
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04553-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04553-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-04551-7
Buchreihen ISSN
2197-1188
Auflage
1
Seitenzahl
V, 235
Anzahl der Bilder
6 schwarz-weiß Abbildungen
Themen