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Dawn Field
Research Fellow, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Biodiversity Institute in Oxford; Smithsonian Institution, Washington

Dawn Field is a fellow with the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Biodiversity Institute in Oxford, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her latest book is Biocode: The New Age of Genomics (2015).

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Perfect genetic knowledge

Human genomics is just the start: the Earth has 50 billion tons of DNA. What happens when we have the entire biocode?

Dawn Field