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

Author: Christopher Wills
Publisher: [New York] : BasicBooks, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wills, Christopher.
Exons, introns, and talking genes.
[New York] : BasicBooks, ©1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Wills
ISBN: 0465050204 9780465050208 0465021697 9780465021697 0465021689 9780465021680
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.


This study reveals the inside story of the Human Genome Project. When completed in the next century, it will have mapped out every gene sequence in the human body, illuminating some central problems  Read more...


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