Cracking the Genome Inside the Race to Unlock Human DNA

ISBN-10: 0801871409
ISBN-13: 9780801871405
Edition: 2002 (Reprint)
Authors: Kevin Davies
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List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick unveiled the double helix structure of DNA. The discovery was a profound moment in the history of science, but solving the structure of the genetic material did not reveal what the human genome sequence actually was, or what it says about who we are. Cracking the code of life would take another half a century. In 2001, two rival teams of scientists shared the acclaim for sequencing the human genome. Kevin Davies, founding editor of Nature Genetics, has relentlessly followed the story as it unfolded week by week since the dawn of the Human Genome Project in 1990. Here, in rich human and scientific detail, is the compelling story of one of the greatest scientific feats ever accomplished: the sequencing of the human genome. In brilliant, accessible prose, Davies captures the drama of this momentous achievement, drawing on his own genetics expertise and on interviews with the key scientists. Davies details the fraught rivalry between the public consortium, chaperoned by Francis Collins, and Celera Genomics, directed by sequencer J. Craig Venter. And in this newly updated edition, Davies sheds light on the secrets of the sequence, highlighting the myriad ways in which genomics will impact human health for the generations to come. Cracking the Genome is the definitive, balanced account of how the code that holds the answer to the origin of life, the evolution of humanity, and the future of medicine was finally broken.

Preface to the Johns Hopkins Edition
Introduction
Knights of the Double Helix: The Quest for Biology's Holy Grail
Reading the Book of Life: A Quick Voyage around the Human Genome
The Eye of the TIGR: J. Craig Venter--Maverick Sequencer
Loading the Bases: Francis Collins and the DNA Detectives
The Circle of Life: Decoding the First Free-Living Creatures
Treasures of the Lost Worlds: The Keys to Human Disease from Tristan da Cunha to Iceland
Prize Fight: The Creation of Celera Genomics
The Story of Us: The Secrets of Who We Are
The Croesus Code: Passion, Personality, and Profit
The Eighth Day: Braving the New World of Designer Genes
The Language of God: A Defining Moment in the History of the Human Race
Genomania!
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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