The Hunt for FOXP5

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Genetics professor Michelle Murphy loses
her husband under mysterious circumstances and without warning, while their
brilliant eight year old daughter Avalon, adopted in Kazakhstan, stubbornly
believes she is a mutant.

As if this were not enough she soon finds
herself thrown into the middle of a quickly thickening plot, where the legacy
of Genghis Khan meets the hunt for FOXP5, a genetic transcription factor that
could herald the dawn of new human species.

Initially caught helplessly between
well-meaning fellow scientists, the government and more sinister agents,
Michelle, with the help of a host of unlikely heroes, eventually takes control
and finds the courage to confront the decision of whether to save human lives
or humanity.

The scientific and
technical aspects underlying the plot - in particular aspects of FOX proteins,
genetic mutations, viruses and cancer as well as the relation between
intelligence and cortical complexity - are introduced and discussed by the
authors in an extensive non-technical appendix.

Format:Kindle Edition
Verlag: Springer
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