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Illustrated account of the genome project offering an introduction to the basic biology and techniques, a guide to the main players and events in the history of genetic science, and a range of viewpoints on its impact and reception around the world. The authors, as editors at Nature, were central figures in the publication of the historic article in the 15 February 2001 issue of the journal, which is reproduced here.
Foreword by James D. Watson An introduction to the human genome Techical aspects of sequencing made accessible Timeline of major scientific players and events Annotated guide to the historic research paper Scientific viewpoints on its impact Media reception around the world Discussion of ethical, legal and social issues Glossary of 'genome speak' Education and online resources Full text of the research paper
Carina Dennis and Richard Gallagher, editors at Nature, the world's leading scientific weekly, were central figures in the publication of the seminal research on the sequencing of the human genome, teaming up to handle submission, scientific assessment and editing of the historic research papers that filled the pages of the journal in February 2001. CARINA DENNIS is Senior Editor at Nature responsible for genetics and genomics, based in Washington DC. Carina originally joined Nature's London office following completion of a PhD at Oxford University in 1996. She moved to Nature's sister journal Nature Genetics, based in New York City in 1997, before rejoining Nature early in 2000. RICHARD GALLAGHER joined Nature as Chief Biology Editor in the Autumn of 1999. Richard was previously Deputy Managing Editor at Science magazine and Wellcome Trust Lecturer in Immunology at Trinity College Dublin, and has a PhD from Glasgow University. He is currently Publisher of Nature.
'The explanation of the science behind the project is brief and concise but readable...recommended. - Library Journal 'The Human Genome is a beautifully assembled and well-written publication, enriched with high-quality photographs and diagrams that will appeal to both students and professional scientists and educators...Dennis and Gallagher have assembled an excellent resource of genome reference materials that is wonderful reading - highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the Human Genome Project.' - Heredity