Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project by Victor K. McElheny

By Victor K. McElheny

Drawing the Map of Life takes the tale of the Human Genome venture from its origins, throughout the race to its accomplishment, and directly to today’s enormous efforts to use the full, ordered series of the three billion subunits of DNA, the molecule of heredity. it's the first account to deal extensive and stability with the highbrow roots of the venture, the motivations that drove it, and the hype that regularly masked actual triumphs. McElheny profiles key humans, resembling David Botstein, Eric Lander, Francis Collins, Watson, Michael Hunkapiller and Craig Venter. He additionally indicates that, along with being an immense occasion within the historical past of technology, one who is revolutionizing medication, the Human Genome venture is a outstanding instance of the way new strategies and tools (such as restrict enzymes and sequencing methods), frequently arriving first, form the kind of questions scientists then ask.

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