「陽気ぐらしの遺伝子」（邦題）『Genes for the Joyous Life (English Edition) 』amazon kindle版発売されました。
Known as one of the worldʼs leading genetic researchers, Dr. Kazuo Murakami, who in this book talks about his own religious background as well, draws on the latest research findings on the mind and genes to discuss a variety of issues facing the world, including embryonic stem cell research, human cloning, genetic modification technology, cancer immunotherapy, addiction, obesity and hunger, and bird flu outbreaks. The last chapter features a dialogue between His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet and Dr. Murakami.
(This book, being published in e-book form, presents an English translation of Yokigurashi no idenshi, published in Japan in 2007.)
Kazuo Murakami was born on December 26, 1935, in Tenri City, Nara Prefecture. After having received his doctorate in agricultural chemistry from the Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University, he became a researcher at Oregon Health and Science University. He then served as assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. In 1978, Dr. Murakami became professor of applied biochemistry at the University of Tsukuba. He attracted international attention for deciphering the genetic code of the human enzyme rennin, thought to be responsible for hypertension. In 1996, he was awarded with the Japan Academy Prize for his achievements. Currently, he serves as professor emeritus at the University of Tsukuba and as director of Bio Laboratory in the Foundation for Advancement of International Science.