The Secret of Life

Cracking the DNA code has changed how we live, heal, eat and imagine the future.

Any 4-year-old who likes ladybugs and lightning bolts can tell you that life is wildly beautiful as far as the eye can see. But it took the geniuses of our time to reveal how beautifully ordered life is deep down where we can't see it at all--in the molecular workshop where we become who we are. James Watson and Francis Crick did not discover the existence of DNA; they discovered its structure, which means they unveiled its power as well as its beauty. If you could uncoil a strip of DNA, it would reach 6 ft. in length, a code book...

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