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A life decoded : my genome, my life

Author: J Craig Venter; Dick Hill
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 in science 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: J Craig Venter; J Craig Venter
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: J Craig Venter; Dick Hill
ISBN: 9781400105717 1400105714 9781400135714 1400135710
OCLC Number: 166389895
Notes: Compact discs.
Unabridged.
Performer(s): Read by Dick Hill.
Description: 14 sound discs (17 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: J. Craig Venter.

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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 in science 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. --From publisher book description.

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