Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure in Junk by Haig H. Kazazian is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 star rating based on 12 customer reviews. You can pick up your free copy by clicking here or typing in http://amzn.to/gk4McV into your computer’s web browser.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Haig Kazazian reviews our current scientific understanding of mobile DNA and its role in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms, offering an in-depth portrait of the developing perspectives and research strategies pursued by the workers in his own laboratory. He presents an engaging history of the field, showing how advances have presented unexpected new questions, and how new tools and techniques have promoted further progress. Coverage includes: multiple types of mobile DNA; retrotransposition and other key concepts; important mobile DNA research advances in the human genome, mammals, and plants; mobile DNA’s role in increasing genome plasticity and diversity; and the roles of leading scientists in moving mobile DNA research forward. Kazazian concludes with informed reflections on the possible biological roles of mobile DNA, and his own current best guesses about how a number of the leading questions currently under active investigation will likely be answered.
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