The $1,000 Genome

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The $1,000 Genome Biology
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Product Description

Discusses the reality that, by 2011, people will be able to purchase a complete decoding of their genetic makeup, and explores the psychological effects of discovering whether or not one is predisposed to a disease.

Editorial Reviews

How is it that less than a decade after the first human genome sequencing project was completed, anyone will shortly be able to purchase a personal genomic sequence for just $1000? Molecular biologist Davies (Cracking the Genome) discusses the path of human genomics from government project to commercial product, touching on ethical issues, medical uses, and the psychological implications of learning one's DNA results. The fascinating and clearly presented information is only slightly marred by frequent, unnecessary restatements of the text. Two-time Audie Award winner Johnny Heller reads with fluency and fluidly, even when faced with polysyllabic technical terms. For anyone interested in modern science, especially medical or ethical issues. ["An important overview," read the review of the Free Pr: S. & S. hc, LJ 9/1/10.—Ed.]—I. Pour-El, Des Moines Area Community Coll., Boone, IA

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