The Sequence

The Sequence : Inside the Race for the Human Genome

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"The Sequence" is the definitive account of what has been described as the single most important scientific breakthrough of modern times - the elucidation of mankind's complete genetic script. It is a story in which science, politics, business and society meet head on. At its heart is the race between the $3 billion Human Genome Project led by the brilliant geneticist Francis Collins, and a renegade biotech company founded by the scientist-entrepreneur J. Craig Venter. This riveting book takes the reader into the labs and lives of these and other researchers who in late 2000 completed the first draft of the human genome. Regardless of who 'won' the race, the stakes involved in this remarkable work are staggeringly high.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 409g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813165
  • 9780753813164
  • 2,102,448

About Kevin Davies

Kevin Davies is Executive Editor of the journal Current Biology. He was formerly the founding editor of Nature Genetics, the world's premier genetics journal, and Science Editor and Program Administrator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the largest medical charity in USA. He did postdoctoral work at MIT and Harvard Medical School.show more

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