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Paths to innovation : discovering recombinant DNA, oncogenes, and prions in one medical school, over one decade / Henry R. Bourne.

  • Bourne, Henry R.
Date
2011
  • Books

About this work

Also known as

Discovering recombinant DNA, oncogenes, and prions in one medical school, over one decade

Description

"In less than a decade, scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) learned how to clone DNA, founded the company that created the field of biotechnology, identified the first cancer genes, and made the heretical discovery that a protein by itself can transmit an infectious disease. The discoveries of Herbert Boyer, Michael Bishop, Harold Varmus, and Stanley Prusiner show that real innovators require freedom and time to tackle hard problems in their own way."--P. [4] of cover.

Publication/Creation

Berkeley : University of California Medical Humanities Consortium : Distributed by UC Press, 2011.

Physical description

xiii, 305 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [290]-294) and index.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    CAF.695.A
    Open shelves

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ISBN

  • 9780983463924
  • 0983463921