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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 Decodedis also a revealing, and often troubling, look at how science is practiced today.
J . Craig Venter, a pioneer in the world of genomic research, is one of the leading scientists of the twenty-first century. I n February 2001, he published the completed sequence of the human genome.
Table of Contents
|Writing My Code||p. 5|
|University of Death||p. 27|
|Adrenaline Junkie||p. 49|
|Starting Over in Buffalo||p. 75|
|Scientific Heaven, Bureaucratic Hell||p. 89|
|Big Biology||p. 125|
|TIGR Cub||p. 159|
|Gene Wars||p. 171|
|Shotgun Sequencing||p. 189|
|Institutional Divorce||p. 216|
|Sequencing the Human||p. 227|
|Mad Magazine and Destructive Businessmen||p. 254|
|Flying Forward||p. 267|
|The First Human Genome||p. 281|
|The White House, June 26, 2000||p. 310|
|Publish and Be Damned||p. 320|
|Blue Planet and New Life||p. 333|
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