By Victor K. McElheny
Drawing the Map of Life takes the tale of the Human Genome undertaking from its origins, during the race to its accomplishment, and directly to today’s huge 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 undertaking, the motivations that drove it, and the hype that frequently masked actual triumphs. McElheny profiles key humans, corresponding to David Botstein, Eric Lander, Francis Collins, Watson, Michael Hunkapiller and Craig Venter. He additionally indicates that, along with being a big occasion within the background of technological know-how, person who is revolutionizing medication, the Human Genome undertaking is a outstanding instance of the way new innovations and tools (such as restrict enzymes and sequencing methods), frequently arriving first, form the kind of questions scientists then ask.