“Radium and the Secret of Life” by Luis Campos Published

Luis Campos, Associate Professor of History of Science at the University of New Mexico, has published a new book with the University of Chicago Press. Radium and the Secret of Life recovers a forgotten history of the connections between radioactivity and the life sciences in the early 20th century, highlighting how provocative metaphors linking radium and life ultimately led to key biological insights into the origin of life, the nature of heredity, and the nature and structure of the gene.