The triumphant true story of the man who achieved one of the greatest feats of our erathe mapping of the human genome Growing up in California, Craig Venter didnt appear to have much of a future.
In 1984 he joined the National Institutes of Health, where he 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 earlier, and for far money, than the government-sponsored Human Genome Project would a prediction he kept in 2001.
A Life Decoded is the triumphant story of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in science today.
In his riveting and inspiring account Venter tells of the unparalleled drama of the quest for the human genome, a tale that involves as much politics (personal and political) as science.