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Matthew Cobb: Life's Greatest Secret



International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester


Matthew Cobb with his shortlisted title at the Winton Prize for Science Books award ceremony.

Join Matthew Cobb to explore the fascinating story behind the discovery of the genetic code.

Matthew’s book blends science, biography and anecdotes to produce a startlingly vivid account of the international race to discover the very nature of our being. Life’s Greatest Secret was shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.

Praise for Life's Greatest Secret

‘Compelling, authoritative and insightful’ - Brian Cox
‘Rich, thrilling and thorough, this is the definitive history of arguably the greatest of all scientific revolutions’ - Adam Rutherford

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