- Author:Andrew Brown
- Publisher:Gardners Books (January 31, 2004)
- Pages:244 pages
- Subcategory:Biological Sciences
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Brown's book traces the worm project from its inception, as fascinating for the obsessive, almost nerd-like quality of. .What Brown does remarkably well in In the Beginning is to convey the passion, idealism, and cooperative spirit of the early worm workers.
Brown―an award-winning religious affairs journalist and the author of The Darwin Wars (1999)―is at his best when telling the human story behind the scientific work.
Worm" is an engaging book about the beginning of genome sequencing, originating from the focused study of a type of nearly-microscopic, transparent worm
Worm" is an engaging book about the beginning of genome sequencing, originating from the focused study of a type of nearly-microscopic, transparent worm.
Brown’s description of the worm project reveals that Brenner had endeavored to construct a complete map of the worm on at least three different levels.
In the beginning was the worm: Finding the secrets of life in a tiny hermaphrodite. The book opens in the early 1960s, with Sydney Brenner and others at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, debating their visions for the future path of molecular biology. Brenner believed that a molecular approach could be applied to studies of development and nervous system function and boldly proposed the genetic analysis of a simple eukaryote to accomplish these goals. Brown’s description of the worm project reveals that Brenner had endeavored to construct a complete map of the worm on at least three different levels.
Book Description: This is the story of how three men won the Nobel Prize . The worm need not have been the animal whose genome led directly to the human’s.
In 1998 the nematode worm - perhaps the most intensively studied animal on earth - was the first multicellular organism ever to have its genome sequenced and its DNA mapped and read.
Brown has been a fierce critic of the Sam Harris' position on torture. "Fishing in Utopia by Andrew Brown".
Sydney Brenner found the nematode worm C. Elegans in 1965. Other Products from hartmannbooks (View All). Helms, Richard and Hood, William. A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life In The Central Intelligence Agency.
Brown's book traces the worm project from its inception, as fascinating for the obsessive, almost nerd-like .
He notes the overwhelming maleness of the scientists, working 15-hour days and neglectful of family responsibilities, yet routinely sustained by female technicians. He contrasts their apparent naivety and openness with the frenetic and money-driven "race" into which some were co-opted when the human sequencing project began.
In this highly informative book, Andrew Brown traces the years of study undertaken by scientists and technicians to cut .
In this highly informative book, Andrew Brown traces the years of study undertaken by scientists and technicians to cut away some of the unknowns to derive answers. The earliest work required understanding how the worm was assembled by its genes. That effort entailed slicing the worm in bits to map all the interconnections. That assessment comes in In the Beginning Was the Worm: Finding the Secrets of Life in a Tiny Hermaphrodite (Columbia University Press) by Andrew Brown.
Andrew Brown is a freelance journalist who writes extensively for the SUNDAY TIMES, the INDEPENDENT and the DAILY MAIL. In 1995 he won the Templeton Prize as the best religious affairs correspondent in Europe. As well as THE DARWIN WARS he is the author of a highly acclaimed book on the London police called WATCHING THE DETECTIVES. 244 pages, no illustrations. Publisher: Simon & Schuster. Bestsellers in Other Invertebrates. Sea Squirts and Sponges of Britain and Ireland.
Brown has done a quite respectable job with this book, and I think it is quite worth reading if you have any interest at all in biology or the history of science. The effort described will serve to confound the deconstructionists, mystics and other quacks of the academy for a long time to come. DonSiano, October 20, 2006. Anyone who reads modern biology soon learns that C. elegans is a major player, but I've never known why it was chosen as a model organism, or what was learned from it. It was for this reason that I picked up this book.