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New book tells the human genome project story

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

The new Nicholas Wade book, Life Script: How the Human Genome Discoveries Will Transform Medicine and Enhance Your Health, tells the story of the human genome project and how it will impact our lives. Wade documents the race between the public and private efforts to complete the first working draft of this instruction book for the human body.

The book includes an account of how UCSC scientists, and in particular the UCSC graduate student Jim Kent, stepped in to provide critical computational analysis in the last stages of the human genome working draft project.