About this book
Looks at how modern biology and our new understanding of DNA is changing the way we consider genetics and ageing. Explains such diverse phenomena as how queen bees and ants control their colonies, and why tortoiseshell cats are always female.
At the beginning of this century enormous progress had been made in genetics. The Human Genome Project finished sequencing human DNA. It seemed it was only a matter of time until we had all the answers to the secrets of life on this planet.