I wanted to flag up an interesting-looking forthcoming title which I recently happened across on Amazon. The book (by Haig Kazazian) is entitled “Mobile DNA: Finding Treasure In Junk”.
The book’s back-cover synopsis reads as follows:
Haig Kazazian reviews our current scientific understanding of mobile DNA and its role in the evolution and function of genomes and organisms, offering an in-depth portrait of the developing perspectives and research strategies pursued by the workers in his own laboratory. He presents an engaging history of the field, showing how advances have presented unexpected new questions, and how new tools and techniques have promoted further progress. Coverage includes: multiple types of mobile DNA; retrotransposition and other key concepts; important mobile DNA research advances in the human genome, mammals, and plants; mobile DNA’s role in increasing genome plasticity and diversity; and the roles of leading scientists in moving mobile DNA research forward. Kazazian concludes with informed reflections on the possible biological roles of mobile DNA, and his own current best guesses about how a number of the leading questions currently under active investigation will likely be answered.
This book promises to shape up to be a fascinating read for anyone generally interested in the field of evolutionary biology, and ID in particular. It will also make a good companion for Jonathan Wells’ soon-to-be-published The Myth of Junk DNA.