By Victor K. McElheny
Drawing the Map of Life takes the tale of the Human Genome undertaking from its origins, throughout the race to its accomplishment, and directly to today’s immense efforts to take advantage of the entire, ordered series of the three billion subunits of DNA, the molecule of heredity. it's the first account to deal extensive and stability with the highbrow roots of the venture, the motivations that drove it, and the hype that regularly masked actual triumphs. McElheny profiles key humans, resembling David Botstein, Eric Lander, Francis Collins, Watson, Michael Hunkapiller and Craig Venter. He additionally exhibits that, along with being a huge occasion within the historical past of technological know-how, one who is revolutionizing medication, the Human Genome venture is a amazing instance of ways new thoughts and tools (such as restrict enzymes and sequencing methods), frequently arriving first, form the kind of questions scientists then ask.