Book Discussion on The Genome War

Mr. Shreeve talked about his book, The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World, published by… read more

Mr. Shreeve talked about his book, The Genome War: How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World, published by Knopf. In the book, the author documents the race between private firms and government research labs to successfully map the human genome. In 1998, Craig Venter formed Celera, a private company dedicated to unraveling the complete genetic code of humans. Venter’s intent was to complete the task in three years, which would have put his firm years ahead of the projected completion of the government-funded Human Genome Project. Mr. Shreeve examined the conflicts and cooperation between scientific and business interests. After his presentation Mr. Shreeve answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on The Genome War

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 28, 2004
Last Aired:
Mar 7, 2004

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  • Feb 28, 2004 | 2:30pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 29, 2004 | 7:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 06, 2004 | 11:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2004 | 7:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
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