A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by J. Craig VenterA Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life by J. Craig Venter

A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life

byJ. Craig Venter

Paperback | September 30, 2008

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The triumphant memoir of the man behind one of the greatest feats in scientific history

Of all the scientific achievements of the past century, perhaps none can match the deciphering of the human genetic code, both for its technical brilliance and for its implications for our future. In A Life Decoded, J. Craig Venter traces his rise from an uninspired student to one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today. Here, Venter relates the unparalleled drama of the quest to decode the human genome?a goal he predicted he could achieve years earlier and more cheaply than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project, and one that he fulfilled in 2001. A thrilling story of detection, A Life Decoded is also a revealing, and often troubling, look at how science is practiced today.
J. Craig Venter is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to genomic research. He is also the founder and CEO of Synthetic Genomics, Inc. He lives in La Jolla, California.
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Title:A Life Decoded: My Genome: My LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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? [Venter is] not just trying to understand how life works; he?s trying to make it work for him, and for us.? ?The Atlantic ? [The] media has called Venter many things: maverick, publicity hound, risk-taker, brash, controversial, genius, manic, rebellious, visionary, audacious, arrogant, feisty, determined, provocative. His autobiography shows that they are all justified.? ?Nature ? A Life Decoded offers a window into the life and mind of a scientist who . . . has indisputably become an extraordinary figure.? ?Science