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Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World
James Shreeve (au)
The story of the science, the business & the politics behind the scenes of the most ferocious competition in the history of modern science -- the race to map the human genome. On May 19, 1998, Craig Venter, dir. of The Inst. for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private co. that within 3 years would unravel the complete genetic code of human life -- 7 years before the projected finish of the U.S. govíts. Human Genome Project. At the same time, the leaders of the govít. program at the Nat. Inst. of Health, began to mobilize an effort to beat Venter to the prize -- knowledge that had the potential to revolutionize medicine & society. This is the definitive account of the race for the greatest prize biology has had to offer.
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