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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Hinter dem Nobelpreis
Nobelpreis-Gewinner Ramakrishnan gibt dem Leser einen fundamentalen Einblick in seine mühsame Arbeit über das Ribosom und seinen Weg vom Underdog zum Nobelpreisträger.
Der Sprecher trifft das perfekte Lesetempo und rundet das Werk somit hervorragend ab.
- Samah Al Mbarak
Amazing story of persisting!
comes in a fine storytelling. I was lost with the too many names, so i started making notes of each name since mostly they will appear later during the story. I loved how he gave credit to almost each person worked with on the project, and when it came to mistake he said "we" plaming no one in particular.