by Hanno Bolz
John Wiley & Sons
You've never heard of HUGO? Really? Well, don't worry - we can soon change that! Hanno Bolz's cartoons shed a new light on the Human Genome Project and some of the other mysteries of modern genetics. Learn the "true" story behind the unraveling of the infamous genetic code and find out why something as incredibly complex as a human being is encoded with a genetic "alphabet" consisting of just four "letters". (What really happened to the other 22 characters?) Have you ever wondered how a gene subdues a tumor? Or how to fend off annoyingly intrusive reporter genes? More interesting than the Book of Life, this book contains some (not entirely serious) answers to these and other questions.