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Genes and the Agents of Life The Individual in the Fragile Sciences Biology by Robert A. Wilson

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Genetics (non-medical),
  • Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics,
  • General,
  • Science,
  • Philosophy,
  • Life Sciences - Biology - Developmental Biology,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • Evolution (Biology),
  • Biology,
  • Developmental biology,
  • Genetics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7765902M
ISBN 100521836468
ISBN 109780521836463

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- Genes and the Agents of Life - The Individual in the Fragile Sciences Biology - by Robert A. Wilson Excerpt. PART ONE. INDIVIDUALS, AGENCY, AND BIOLOGY. 1. Individuals and Biology. 1. INDIVIDUALS AND THE LIVING WORLD. What are the agents of life? This book is a partial answer to this simple-sounding, yet puzzling, : $ Genes and the Agents of Life rethinks the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing parallels with the cognitive and social sciences. Genes, organisms, and species are all agents. Genes and the Agents of Life rethinks the place of the individual in the biological sciences, drawing parallels with the cognitive and social sciences. Genes, organisms, and species are all agents of life, but how are each of these conceptualized within genetics, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, and systematics? GenesandtheAgentsofLife TheIndividualintheFragileSciences Biology Whataretheagentsoflife?Centraltoourconceptionofthebiological Cited by:

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Our Genes, Our Choices: How Genotype and Gene Interactions Affect Behavior — First Prize winner of the BMA Medical Book Award for Basic and Clinical Sciences — explains how the complexity of human behavior, including concepts of free will, derives from a relatively small number of genes, which direct neurodevelopmental sequence. Are people free to make choices, or do genes determine. Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month There's a problem loading Missing: agents of life.   An illustrated introduction to genetics The Secret Life of Genes is the story of genetic science and how it makes each of us unique. It spans the discovery of the gene and the all-encompassing role it plays in biology: from controlling the inner workings of cells and the development of embryos, through patterns of inheritance, to the evolution of new forms of life. From there developed .   Genetics: The real book of life. Aug Febru / inacrutshell Where there are humans, there are stories, whether it’s the ones we write down on a page, the ones we project on a screen, or the ones we live.