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Exons, introns, and talking genes : the science behind the Human Genome Project

Author: Christopher Wills
Publisher: [New York] : BasicBooks, ©1991.
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This book tells the story behind one of the most difficult--and ultimately rewarding--scientific endeavors in modern history: a multibillion-dollar international undertaking that will revolutionize our understanding of the human body. Exons, Introns, and Talking Genes is a scientist's view of the Human Genome Project. Wills explains the science as no layperson could, telling the story of the scientists involved in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wills, Christopher.
Exons, introns, and talking genes.
[New York] : BasicBooks, ©1991
(OCoLC)551253837
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Wills
ISBN: 0465050204 9780465050208 0465021697 9780465021697
OCLC Number: 24010825
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: How Brave a New World? --
pt. I. Origins. 1. Cancer. 2. DNA. 3. Therapy. 4. Politics --
pt. II. Connections. 5. Through the Genome with Gun and Camera. 6. Dismantling the Genome. 7. The Search for a New Sequencing Technology. 8. Sherlock Holmes Meets the Human Genome. 9. Racing After the Killer Genes. 10. The Early Days of Gene Therapy --
pt. III. Extrapolations. 11. Cancer Revisited. 12. Voices Heard in a Tiny Piece of Chromosome. 13. Fanfare for the Common Person. 14. Ethical Hurdles and Opposing World Views. 15. Stop Press.
Responsibility: Christopher Wills.

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