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The art and politics of science

Author: Harold Varmus
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The nobel prize winning scientist and former director of the National Institue of Health recalls the events of his life and career in science, in an autobiography that also incorporates scientific information about cancer biology and issues in public health.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Harold Varmus; Harold Varmus; Harold Varmus; Harold Varmus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Varmus
ISBN: 9780393061284 0393061280
OCLC Number: 227016094
Description: xii, 315 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origins and beginnings --
From literature to medicine to science --
The first taste of scientific success --
Retroviruses and their replication cycle --
The RSV oncogene and its progenitor --
How proto-oncogenes participate in cancer --
Targeted therapies for human cancers --
Partnerships in science --
The road to Building One --
Being NIH director --
Priority setting --
Bad times and good times as NIH director --
Embryos, cloning, stem cells, and the promise of reprogramming --
Global science and global health --
Science publishing and science libraries in the Internet age.
Responsibility: Harold Varmus.

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A year into his graduate studies in literature at Harvard University, Harold Varmus discovered he was drawn instead to medicine and eventually found himself at the forefront of cancer research at the  Read more...

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An engaging read, fascinating as a memoir of Varmus s personal and scientific journeys, revealing in its account of his stewardship of the NIH. The book is like the man honest and clear-eyed, Read more...

 
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