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Genome war : how Craig Venter tried to capture the code of life and save the world

Author: James Shreeve; Grover Gardner; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, [2008]
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contemporary scientific research is perched on a paradox: scientists produce research which is freely shared with all, but private companies can come in and make a killing with it. Once the human genome -- the unbelievably complex structure of human DNA -- was mapped, this milestone could enable mankind to find cures to diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. The National Institute of Health was determined to map the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)54018060
Named Person: J Craig Venter; J Craig Venter
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: James Shreeve; Grover Gardner; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415953310 1415953317
OCLC Number: 233032269
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 14:39:13.
Performer(s): Read by Grover Gardner.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 210632 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: James Shreeve.

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Contemporary scientific research is perched on a paradox: scientists produce research which is freely shared with all, but private companies can come in and make a killing with it. Once the human genome -- the unbelievably complex structure of human DNA -- was mapped, this milestone could enable mankind to find cures to diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's. The National Institute of Health was determined to map the genome and share the results. But when biologist Craig Venter formed a private company to map the genome first and profit from it, a race was on. Suddenly the halls of science were vibrating with nerve-jangling excitement. It was a bitter race, and a personal one, but no matter who won, the frontiers of science would forever be expanded.

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