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In the Beginning was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite

By: Andrew Brown

244 pages, no illustrations

Simon & Schuster

Paperback | Feb 2004 | #146201 | ISBN: 0743415981
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | #135884 | ISBN: 0743207165
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About this book

Account of the first great success of genomics: the 30 year struggle to decode the complete DNA of a nematode worm. Tells the story of the scientists working on this exciting project: Sydney Brenner, John Sulston, Bob Orvitz, and Fred Sanger. Andrew Brown looks ahead to the next 50 years of biological science.

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Andrew Brown is a freelance journalist who writes extensively for the SUNDAY TIMES, the INDEPENDENT and the DAILY MAIL. In 1995 he won the Templeton Prize as the best religious affairs correspondent in Europe. As well as THE DARWIN WARS he is the author of a highly acclaimed book on the London police called WATCHING THE DETECTIVES.

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