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Cracking the Genome: Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA

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"A superb job... A tantalizing glimpse of the ethical perils and technological possibilities awaiting humanity." — Los Angeles Times "A rollicking good tale about an enduring intellectual monument." — American Scientist "Davies has tracked one of the most important stories ever to unfold. Davies helps readers understand how the deciphering of our genetic code will revolutionize our lives while posing serious ethical dilemmas." — Science News

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Writing for a popular audience, Davies (founding editor, Nature Genetics) recounts the race to unravel the human genome sequence. The narrative is equally concerned with the institutional politics of the public and private projects as it is with the scientific advances and achievements of the researchers. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick unveiled the double helix structure of DNA. The discovery was a profound moment in the history of science, but solving the structure of the genetic material did not reveal what the human genome sequence actually was, or what it says about who we are. Cracking the code of life would take another half a century.

In 2001, two rival teams of scientists shared the acclaim for sequencing the human genome. Kevin Davies, founding editor of Nature Genetics, has relentlessly followed the story as it unfolded week by week since the dawn of the Human Genome Project in 1990. Here, in rich human and scientific detail, is the compelling story of one of the greatest scientific feats ever accomplished: the sequencing of the human genome.

In brilliant, accessible prose, Davies captures the drama of this momentous achievement, drawing on his own genetics expertise and on interviews with the key scientists. Davies details the fraught rivalry between the public consortium, chaperoned by Francis Collins, and Celera Genomics, directed by sequencer J. Craig Venter. And in this newly updated edition, Davies sheds light on the secrets of the sequence, highlighting the myriad ways in which genomics will impact human health for the generations to come.

Cracking the Genome is the definitive, balanced account of how the code that holds the answer to the origin of life, the evolution of humanity, and the future of medicine was finally broken.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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ISBN:
9780801871405
Author:
Davies, Kevin
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Human genome project
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Edition Description:
Johns Hopkins paberbacks ed.
Series Volume:
107-183
Publication Date:
20021031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.18x6.12x.89 in. 1.09 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick unveiled the double helix structure of DNA. The discovery was a profound moment in the history of science, but solving the structure of the genetic material did not reveal what the human genome sequence actually was, or what it says about who we are. Cracking the code of life would take another half a century.

In 2001, two rival teams of scientists shared the acclaim for sequencing the human genome. Kevin Davies, founding editor of Nature Genetics, has relentlessly followed the story as it unfolded week by week since the dawn of the Human Genome Project in 1990. Here, in rich human and scientific detail, is the compelling story of one of the greatest scientific feats ever accomplished: the sequencing of the human genome.

In brilliant, accessible prose, Davies captures the drama of this momentous achievement, drawing on his own genetics expertise and on interviews with the key scientists. Davies details the fraught rivalry between the public consortium, chaperoned by Francis Collins, and Celera Genomics, directed by sequencer J. Craig Venter. And in this newly updated edition, Davies sheds light on the secrets of the sequence, highlighting the myriad ways in which genomics will impact human health for the generations to come.

Cracking the Genome is the definitive, balanced account of how the code that holds the answer to the origin of life, the evolution of humanity, and the future of medicine was finally broken.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references and index.
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