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Free download of Johns Hopkins medic’s book on “jumping genes”

Mobile DNA, Finding Treasure in Junk, by Haig H. Kazazian is available free for download at Barnes and Noble:

In Mobile DNA, leading geneticist Haig Kazazian thoroughly reviews our current understanding of the substantial role mobile genetic elements play in genome and organism evolution and function. He offers an accessible intellectual history of mobile DNA, rich and insightful perspectives on how investigators ask and answer research questions, and his predictions about future developments and research directions for this active field.

Haig Kazazian (Baltimore) has recently returned as professor to the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He had been Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine in Genetics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has long been one of the leading workers in the field of mobile DNA, and is among the most highly regarded human geneticists.

Contents is here.  Anyone read it? Comments?

He is quoted here (February 5, 2011) on “jumping genes.”

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2 Responses to Free download of Johns Hopkins medic’s book on “jumping genes”

  1. This sounds like great stuff. How on earth could “mobile genetic elements” come about, and why?

    I’ve recently been reading Richard Sternberg’s responses to “reviews” of Stephen Meyer’s book Signature in the Cell. It seems like this would be right up his alley.

    Why have I been placed in moderation?

  2. Also free for Kindle from Amazon.com!

    http://www.amazon.com/Mobile-D.....6TWVU5XWC2

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