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An enthralling, behind-the-scenes look at how genomics is bringing biology into the Digital Age.

Here is our most lucid explanation yet of the significance of the Human Genome Project and the dramatic paradigm shift that it has engendered in the life sciences. In a story told on many fascinating levels, geneticist Gary Zweiger introduces us to the visionaries who first understood genes as information carriers and chronicles how their efforts led to the birth of genomics. He provides insights into the uneasy collaboration of private, government, and academic efforts; the role of the pharmaceutical companies; and the influence of venture capitalists on one of the most ambitious and significant scientific undertakings in history. Most importantly, he explores the profound impact that the transducing of biological information into digital format has had on biological research and medicine, and the equally profound effect it is certain to have on our understanding of ourselves and all living creatures.

Praise for Transducing the Genome:

"Captivating...hard to put down."

--Choice

"A bracing insider's account of why gene structure matters to science and commerce."

--American Scientist

"For a new perspective on the scientific and commercial importance of genomics from and industry viewpoint, Transducing the Genome offers nonspecialists an excellent and enjoyable introduction."

--Science magazine

"An insider's perspective on a Byzantine world involving complex, mathematically rich science, bleeding-edge technology, business decision-making in the face of uncertainty, and a thicket of legal and social concerns that could turn into big problems....a most welcome addition to the growing genomics literature."

­­Robert Cooke-Deegan

author of The Gene Wars: Science, Politics and the Human Genome

"Gary Zweiger has produced an outstanding history of research in Genomics. Transducing the Genome is a wonderfully readable and enjoyable book that shows us where Genomics came from, and where it is taking us."

­­Leonard H. Augenlicht, PhD

Professor, Medicine and Cell Biology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Hospital/Oncology

Synopsis:

"Captivating... hard to put down."­­Choice

"A bracing insider's account of why gene structure matters to science and commerce."­­American Scientist

How genomics is bringing biology into the Digital Age

In this important book, a scientist gives us an inside account of the historic paradigm shift under way in the life sciences as a result of the Human Genome Project and provides a philosophical framework in which to understand biology and medicine as information sciences. In a story told on many fascinating levels, Gary Zweiger introduces us to the visionaries who first understood genes as information carriers and chronicles how their early efforts led to the birth of the new science of genomics. He provides insights into the uneasy collaboration of private, government, and academic efforts, the role of the pharmaceutical companies, and the influence of venture capitalists on one of the most ambitious and potentially significant scientific undertakings in history. Most important, he explores the profound impact that the transducing of biological information into a digital format already has had on biological research and medicine, and the equally profound effect it is sure to have on our understanding of ourselves and all living creatures.

About the Author

Gary Zweiger, PhD is a geneticist and Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning at Agilent Technologies, a leading producer of biomedical tools. Prior to joining Agilent, he was Senior Strategic Advisor at Incyte Genomics, Inc., a founding company in the genomics industry. He has also worked as a consultant to venture capitalists, investment bankers, and other early backers of the emerging genomics industry, and has taught classes in human biology and biotechnology at several colleges.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071387613
Author:
Zweiger, Gary
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill McGraw-Hill
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human genome
Subject:
Human gene mapping
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
no. 791
Publication Date:
20020201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.08x.76 in. .85 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Captivating... hard to put down."­­Choice

"A bracing insider's account of why gene structure matters to science and commerce."­­American Scientist

How genomics is bringing biology into the Digital Age

In this important book, a scientist gives us an inside account of the historic paradigm shift under way in the life sciences as a result of the Human Genome Project and provides a philosophical framework in which to understand biology and medicine as information sciences. In a story told on many fascinating levels, Gary Zweiger introduces us to the visionaries who first understood genes as information carriers and chronicles how their early efforts led to the birth of the new science of genomics. He provides insights into the uneasy collaboration of private, government, and academic efforts, the role of the pharmaceutical companies, and the influence of venture capitalists on one of the most ambitious and potentially significant scientific undertakings in history. Most important, he explores the profound impact that the transducing of biological information into a digital format already has had on biological research and medicine, and the equally profound effect it is sure to have on our understanding of ourselves and all living creatures.

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