Invisible Frontiers: The Race to Synthesize a Human Gene

Stephen S. Hall, Author
Stephen S. Hall, Author Microsoft Press $8.94 (334p) ISBN 978-1-55615-172-9
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
The goal of this ``race'' between a Harvard biogenetics lab and two San Francisco-area labs was to make insulin in mass-market quantities by using recombinant DNA techniques. ``This is demanding reading for biochemistry novices,'' warned PW , ``but the drama is double-track: scientists plus entrepreneurs.'' (October)
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