Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

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Drawing the Map of Life Deals with the story of the Human Genome Project from its origins, through the race to its accomplishment, and on to the vast efforts to exploit the complete, ordered sequence of the 3 billion subunits of DNA, the molecule of heredity. This title deals with the intellectual roots of the project, and the motivations that drove it. Full description

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"A stirring explanation of why the Human Genome Project - which mapped our DNA - matters." (Discover) "As...Victor McElheny tells it in his racy and well-documented account, practical science can be as grubbily political and ego-driven as anything that goes on in the boardroom of international conglomerates. This is a very modern story and, ultimately, curiously heart-warming." (Sunday Times) "Comprehensive. Mr. McElheny knows almost everyone involved and describes their actions and motives fairly. This is no mean feat given the sizes of some of the egos involved, and the clashes between them." (The Economist)"

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Victor McElheny is a distinguished science journalist who has covered the revolution in molecular biology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Science for nearly three decades. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he ran the Knight Science Journalism Fellowships. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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