By J. Craig Venter
The positive memoir of the fellow in the back of one of many maximum feats in medical history
Of all of the clinical achievements of the prior century, probably none can fit the decoding of the human genetic code, either for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our destiny. In A lifestyles Decoded, J. Craig Venter strains his upward push from an uninspired scholar to 1 of the main attention-grabbing and debatable figures in technology at the present time. right here, Venter relates the unprecedented drama of the search to decode the human genome - a objective he expected he may perhaps in achieving years prior and extra affordably than the government-sponsored Human Genome venture, and person who he fulfilled in 2001. an exciting tale of detection, A existence Decoded can also be a revealing, and sometimes troubling, examine how technology is practiced this day.
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