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The Common Thread: Science, Politics, Ethics and the Human Genome

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By: John Sulston and Georgina Ferry

350 pages, B/w photos

Black Swan

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #144021 | ISBN: 0552999415
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The riveting inside story of the race to sequence human DNA, informed by Sulston's own quest to ensure that the sequence would be made freely available. He led the British HGP team at Cambridge for 7 years and was a joint Nobel prizewinner in 2002.


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Biography

John Sulston was the Director of the Sanger Centre in Cambridge, where he led the British contribution to the Human Genome Project for seven years (1993 - 2000). He is a fellow of the Royal Society and was knighted in the 2001 New Years Honours list for his contribution to science. Georgina Ferry is a science writer and broadcaster and the author of Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life which was short-listed for both the Duff Cooper Prize and the March Biography Award.

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