Understanding The Genome

Understanding The Genome

Book - 2002
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Now that the human genome sequence is nearly complete, science has turned its attention toward the function of each of the nearly 40,000 genes. The results of these efforts will touch every facet of our lives. In time, we will be able to tailor medical treatments to a person's exact genetic makeup, greatly diminishing the problem of unwanted drug side effects. We may be able to cure devastating hereditary disorders. And we could be able to create nearly perfect "designer" babies, thereby fine-tuning our own evolution. Scientific American's Understanding the Genome describes various aspects of decoding the human genome and the myriad overlapping discoveries and biomedical innovations that will come from it. With essays by authors as close to the subject as Francis S. Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and Sir John Maddox, the editor of Nature for 22 years, Understanding the Genome will clarify the possibilities of science to come. This collection also contains a foreword by Dr. George M. Church, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School and director of the Lipper Center for Computational Genetics. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Warner Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780446678728
Branch Call Number: 611.01816
Characteristics: ix, 149 pages :,illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Olshevsky, George
Alternative Title: Scientific American


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