If the double helix is the prevailing image of the twentieth century, just as the steam engine signified the nineteenth century, then the sequence--the vast expanse of 3 billion As, Cs, Gs, and Ts--is destined to define the century to come.... The childhood of the human race is about to come to an end.
These are strong words, but few other fields provide a stronger basis for such hope. Cracking the Genome gives us the chance to catch up with the present while the future races on. --Rob Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Perhaps J. Craig Ventor and other stallbusting thinkers can conceive of useful short-cuts.
Many of the stories in the book I've heard first hand from people who were either in the room or were participants in the events.
This book is an excellent place to start in order to understand the basis of this world-shaking achievement.
This is the second Kevin Davies book I have read (The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine) genomics and human disease. Read morePublished on July 17, 2012 by Dominick J. Lemas
This book is not only about genetics or the human genome. It is more about the 50 years or more of research that lead to the "cracking" of the human genome, trying to cover the... Read morePublished on August 5, 2008 by A. Panda
This is not a book that will tell you the specifics of exactly how the genome is being/has been mapped. If that's what you want, get another book. Read morePublished on July 22, 2003 by MissAdenine
Ken Davies has written an informed observer's account of the passionate race to solve what some believe to be the most profound scientific riddle of our era: decoding the human... Read morePublished on August 20, 2001 by Rolf Dobelli
While informative, I keep wishing John McPhee had written this book. It's interesting material written choppily, without drawing us into the story.Published on May 26, 2001
I bought this book last week, and I'm about half way through it. I have a problem with Davies explanations of the "gene searches" that he recounts. Read morePublished on February 25, 2001
I am an avid popular science reader and very much enjoyed reading this book--a nice blend of science and more personal aspects in the genome and very readable! Read morePublished on January 19, 2001
The story of the race for the genome is a fascinating one, and Davies is the first to tell the story of J. Read morePublished on January 7, 2001 by Tim Sandefur