Racing To The Beginning Of The Road by Robert A. Weinberg
The Search for the Origin of Cancer

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Just as The Double Helix told of the historic effort to discover the structure of the DNA molecule, this book recounts the inside story of the discoveries that revolutionized our understanding of cancer. Written by one of America's leading scientists in this effort, here is a compelling, candid account of scientific progress.
 

About Robert A. Weinberg

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Weinberg is a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
Published June 18, 1996 by Harmony. 270 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Here's a fascinating look at cutting-edge scientific research--the identification of cancer's origins--from a man who has been near its center for nearly three decades.

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The realization that viruses cause certain types of cancer, resulting from research conducted from the mid-1970s to the mid-'80s, is the focus of oncologist Weinberg's complex, absorbing tale.

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