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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

Label
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 inscience 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
  • A leading genomic research scientist traces his lackluster education and military service in Vietnam before discovering his interest in scientific pursuits, his early achievements at the National Institutes of Health, and his sequencing of the first genome
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Venter, J. Craig
Dewey number
  • 576.5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
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
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Venter, J. Craig
  • Geneticists
  • Human gene mapping
  • DNA
  • Genetics
  • Gene mapping
  • Genome, Human
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
Label
A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 magazineand destructive businessmen -- Flying forward -- The first human genome -- The White House, June 26, 2000 -- Publish and be damned -- Blue planet and new life
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780670063581
Lccn
2007033348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0007225094
  • 479695
Label
A life decoded : my genome, my life, J. Craig Venter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 magazineand destructive businessmen -- Flying forward -- The first human genome -- The White House, June 26, 2000 -- Publish and be damned -- Blue planet and new life
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9780670063581
Lccn
2007033348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0007225094
  • 479695

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