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*** Breaking News ***

Frank's major new non-fiction title, The Mysterious World of the Human Genome, is now published in the UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by HarperCollins. It went straight into the top ten bestsellers in "genetics" on This book, which aims to show intelligent lay readers as well as non-genetic scientists what lies at the very core of their being, is likely to interest the many readers of Virolution, Virus X, Darwin's Blind Spot and Metamorphosis. Coincidental with publication, Frank will set up a communication line on Authorsden where he will blog and interact with readers, including highlighting new discoveries that are relevant to the very wide theme of the book. To make contact go to Frank's pages on Authorsden 



Click here for further details and a free introduction to The Mysterious World of the Human Genome.



A pioneering new book by Frank Ryan that expands our understanding of human evolution and has implications for medicine, including important illnesses such as MS and cancer. 




In 2001, when two separate organisations laid bare, for the first time, the DNA structure of our human genome, it revealed a deeply paradoxical truth.  Where we expected some 100,000 genes coding for the same number of proteins, just 1.5% of the DNA coded for just 20,000 proteins.  Meanwhile, almost half our DNA is viral - with a genetic structure very similar to the genome of HIV-1, the viral cause of AIDS.  What does this mean in terms of the story of our  human evolution?  In Virolution, Frank Ryan explains the remarkable story of how this came about.. and what it means.


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