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A decade on from the Human Genome Project, what is the state of the science? Explore the latest thinking, with resources from Oxford University Press. Dawn Field assesses the new wave of human genome projects, while John Parrington explores the Junk DNA question.

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Islands Beyond the Horizon
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Author Joe Herbert explains the influence of testosterone, in our bodies and brains, in our behaviour, and in society.
The Deeper Genome
Drawing on the latest research, John Parrington explains why human DNA is far more complex and dynamic than one might imagine.
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Bill McGuire, author of Waking the Giant, writes about natural disasters in this feature.
The Man in the Monkeynut Coat
BBC Radio Leeds features author Kersten Hall for her work on William Astbury and the double-helix.
Living with the Stars
See how the human body is connected to Earth and its life cycles, from microbes to the stars.

Dawn Field, on the new age of genomics

John Parrington, on why there is more to the human genome than meets the eye.

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