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The Resource A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter

A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter

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A life decoded : my genome, my life
Title
A life decoded
Title remainder
my genome, my life
Statement of responsibility
J. Craig Venter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of the man who achieved one of the greatest feats of our era--the mapping of the human genome. After nearly flunking out of high school, Venter went to Vietnam, where the life and death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. In 1984 he joined the National Institutes of Health, introduced novel techniques for rapid gene discovery, and left in 1991 to form his own nonprofit genomics research center, where he sequenced the first genome in history in 1995. In 1998 he announced that he would successfully sequence the human genome years sooner, and for far less money, than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project would--a prediction he kept in 2001. The tale involves as much politics (personal and political) as science. He also describes the other startling projects he has conducted since.--From publisher description
Summary
The story of the man who achieved one of the greatest feats of our era--the mapping of the human genome. After nearly flunking out of high school, Venter went to Vietnam, where the life and death struggles he encountered as a medic piqued his interest in science and medicine. In 1984 he joined the National Institutes of Health, introduced novel techniques for rapid gene discovery, and left in 1991 to form his own nonprofit genomics research center, where he sequenced the first genome in history in 1995. In 1998 he announced that he would successfully sequence the human genome years sooner, and for far less money, than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project would--a prediction he kept in 2001
Biography type
autobiography
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216063
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
  • 576.5092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QH31.V385
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
V465 2007
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adult
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my genome, my life
Label
A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-374) and index
Contents
Writing my code -- University of death -- Adrenaline junkie -- Starting over in Buffalo -- Scientific heaven, bureaucratic hell -- Big biology -- TIGR cub -- Gene wars -- Shotgun sequencing -- Institutional divorce -- Sequencing the human -- Mad magazine and destructive businessmen -- Flying forward -- The first human genome -- The White House, June 26, 2000 -- Publish and be damned -- Blue planet and new life
Control code
4448581
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670063581
Lccn
2007033348
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165048736
  • (OCoLC)165048736
Label
A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [361]-374) and index
Contents
Writing my code -- University of death -- Adrenaline junkie -- Starting over in Buffalo -- Scientific heaven, bureaucratic hell -- Big biology -- TIGR cub -- Gene wars -- Shotgun sequencing -- Institutional divorce -- Sequencing the human -- Mad magazine and destructive businessmen -- Flying forward -- The first human genome -- The White House, June 26, 2000 -- Publish and be damned -- Blue planet and new life
Control code
4448581
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
390 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670063581
Lccn
2007033348
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn165048736
  • (OCoLC)165048736

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