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A Life Decoded
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date October 18, 2007
Pages 390
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670063581
ISBN-10 0670063584
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.75 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.50 lbs.
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Original list price $25.95
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Summary
A leading genomic research scientists traces his lackluster education and military service in Vietnam before discovering his interest in scientific pursuits, his early achievements at the National Institutes of Health, and his sequencing of the first genome prior to the more expensive ventures of the Human Genome Project.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific history

Of all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human genetic code, both for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our future. In A Life Decoded, J. Craig Venter traces his rise from an uninspired student to one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today. Here, Venter relates the unparalleled drama of the quest to decode the human genome?a goal he predicted he could achieve years earlier and more cheaply than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project, and one that he fulfilled in 2001. A thrilling story of detection, A Life Decoded is also a revealing, and often troubling, look at how science is practiced today.

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9780670063581 | details & prices | 390 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 1.50 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The story of the man who achieved one of the greatest feats of our era--the mapping of the human genome.

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