Sydney Brenner: A Biography

* Read ^ Sydney Brenner: A Biography by Errol C. Friedberg Å eBook or Kindle ePUB. Sydney Brenner: A Biography a thoughtful and entertaining biography Way Why This is a fascinating biography of Sydney Brenner, one of the founders of modern molecular biology. Both Brenner and the author, Errol Friedberg, hail from South Africa, which may explain the strong resonance between the author and subject. The biography quotes liberally from many who know Brenner, but the most remarkable words are Brenners own. Brenner is a profoundly original thinker and also an exceptional writer. His Nobel speech quoted at the

Sydney Brenner: A Biography

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Rating : 4.92 (537 Votes)
Asin : 0879699477
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
Publish Date : 2016-08-31
Language : English

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Concise and entertaining, Friedberg's Sydney Brenner is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of molecular biology. I heartily recommend it as a good read for anyone interested in exploring how we arrived at our current state of knowledge in molecular biology and the part played by this great man. Friedberg laces his narrative with quotations and letters, family anecdotes and opinions from colleagues which humanize Brenner, highlighting his indisputable strengths and his minor foibles….This biography will inspire scientists…. The author finds the right tone for discussing Brenner's scientific thoughts and discoveries: his descriptions of the science are basic enough that nonbiologists will understand the essence but not simplified too far. --Genome WebErrol Friedberg has written an absorbing account of Sydney Brenner, one of the founders of molecular biologyFriedberg's book is thoroug

A Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and recipient of the Rous Whipple Award from the American Society for Investigative Pathology, Friedberg also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal DNA Repair. Based on his personal recollections, with contributions and correspondence from his close friends and colleagues, this book tells the lively story, not only of Brenner himself, but of what came to be known as the "golden age" of biology.About the author: Errol C. Friedberg, M.D., is the Senator Betty and Dr. Friedberg is the author of Cancer Answers, Correcting the Blu

a thoughtful and entertaining biography Way Why This is a fascinating biography of Sydney Brenner, one of the founders of modern molecular biology. Both Brenner and the author, Errol Friedberg, hail from South Africa, which may explain the strong resonance between the author and subject. The biography quotes liberally from many who know Brenner, but the most remarkable words are Brenner's own. Brenner is a profoundly original thinker and also an exceptional writer. His Nobel speech quoted at the beginning of the book is thoughtful, generous and funny. The biography starts with Brenner's family roots in Eastern Europe, his parents' immigration to South Africa at the turn of the 20. Philip Machanick said A great pioneer of modern biology; minor lapses. I was introduced to modern biology research about 5 years ago, having not studied biology at all in school, when I joined a bioinformatics research group. Recapitulating the great discoveries taken for granted today was enlightening – it is amazing how much was discovered in such a short time and how much Brenner was personally involved. One of the techniques he advocated, comparative genomics, is now so commonplace that it is hard to see how it could be controversial.A few glitches. The author credits Alfred Nobel with inventing gunpowder. To do that, he would have had to be Chinese and over 1000 years old (Nobel actually inv. "Well-written and engaging biography about famous scientist" according to DHC. This is a thorough, well-written, and engaging biography about Sidney Brenner, one of the chief architects of molecular biology who rose to prominence in the 1960s as a close associate of James Watson, Francis Crick, and other famous molecular biologists of that era. Brenner was a medical student in South Africa during WWII, and I found the recounting of his gradual conversion into a research scientist during these early and formative years especially engaging. Sidney Brenner's role as president of the student council and his involvement in student political activism in South Africa were unexpected and interesting. There are also of

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