Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and Aids: A Scientific Life and Times of Peter H. Duesberg

Oncogenes, Aneuploidy, and Aids: A Scientific Life and Times of Peter H. Duesberg

by Harvey Bialy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781556435317
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/28/2004
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Harvey Bialy is a resident scholar at the Insitute of Biotechnology of the Autonomous National University of Mexico and formerly a postdoctoral-fellow of the Damon Runyon Foundation for Cancer Research. He is also the founding scientific editor of Nature Biotechnology and a member of South Africa's Presidential AIDS Advisory Panel.

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Rafael Rangel

Among other things, I learned from this book that Walter Gilbert used Duesberg's 1989 Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (USA) review, in which he detailed his objections to claiming HIV the cause of AIDS based on imperfect correlations instead of functional demonstrations, as the basis of a graduate seminar at Harvard in critical thinking in molecular biology. I intend to use Oncogenes, Aneuploidy and AIDS in a similar manner and recommend that all my colleagues, North and South, do the same.
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies, Caracas

John Hodgson

The story of a scientific David who takes on the twin Goliaths of mutation-cancer and HIV-AIDS and, eschewing the slingshot, uses Occam's razor to slice cleanly at their Achilles' tendons.
Director, Critical I, London

Kary Mullis

A well-told tale with the incorruptible humor of its protagonist--head and shoulders above the competition.
— Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1993

Martin Fussenegger

I am the author of scientific work mediated by Dr. Bialy and published in Nature Biotechnology. I know I am not alone when I write he is a fair man committed to clean data and un-swayed by fashionable opinion. Oncogenes, Aneuploidy and AIDS is a more than fair treatment of the work of a very unfairly treated, and whether you agree with him or not, important scientist. It is also a wonderful insider story of biotechnology and modern medicine.
Professor and Head, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, ETH, Zurich

Susan Hassler

Some of modern medicine's greatest controversies are seen through the lens of the life of U.S. National Academy of Science member Peter Duesberg, an iconoclastic scientist who has been simultaneously revered and shunned for his theories about cancer genes and AIDS. The book is an extremely serious look at what happens when orthodoxies are challenged. It is also often outrageously funny and is impeccably argued and documented.
Editor, IEEE Spectrum

George L. Gabor Miklos

Bialy weaves the science with personal and historical reflections to produce an appealing text comprehensible to even a nonspecialist reader.
—Nature Biotechnology, July, 2004

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