Craig Venter

dissecting the genome by Lisa Yount

Publisher: Chelsea House in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 134 Downloads: 359
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  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography,
  • Human genome

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementLisa Yount
SeriesTrailblazers in science and technology
LC ClassificationsQH31.V385 Y68 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25169470M
ISBN 109781604136623
LC Control Number2010050561

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