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The Human Genome by Carina Dennis

The Human Genome

by Carina Dennis

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0333971434, Hardcover)

The sequencing of the human genome is being hailed as history's most important scientific discovery. This unprecedented project to map our genes is the key to human history and identity, and to an extraordinary future of scientific and medical progress. Now the editors of Nature, the world's leading scientific publication, help everyone understand the human genome. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this full-color guide covers everything from the basic biology and landmark events to key players and the political, social, and scientific impact. From the frontline of science reporting, here's the one book everyone needs to understand—and appreciate—one of the the great revolutions in science.

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"In this illustrated account, written and compiled by Carina Dennis and Richard Gallagher of Nature, the genome project is made uniquely accessible to a general readership. Starting with a basic introduction to the biology and techniques, it culminates in the full text of the historic genome sequence research paper. Along the way it describes the main players and events; presents a range of viewpoints on the impact of the work; outlines coverage of the media reception around the world; and offers an assessment of the ethical, legal and social implications of sequencing the human genome. An indispensable resource for understanding the human genome, this will stand as the definitive reference guide, commemorating one of humankind's greatest achievements."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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