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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters (P.S.)

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The genome's been mapped.
But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life.

Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine. From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.

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Matt Ridley is the author of provocative books on evolution, genetics, and society. His books have sold over 800,000 copies, have been translated into twenty-seven languages, and have won several awards.

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Shirin, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by Shirin)
Ridley's ability to tell an enthralling and witty story - all based on science - rewards both the reader and the science community. The information contained in this autobiography is masterfully condensed - making it totally digestible for virtually any curious reader interested in what it means to be human - from a genetic perspective. You will devour the book and want more from Ridley. While waiting for the sequel, I have started consuming one of his other books, the Red Queen - which tackles the rather ambiguous rationale of why we have two sexes and why they do the things they do....
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ISBN:
9780060894085
Subtitle:
The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Author:
Ridley, Matt
Author:
by Matt Ridley
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
Human genetics
Subject:
Human genome
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Genetics & Genomics
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Biology-Genetics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
P.S.
Publication Date:
20060530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.88 in. .61 lbs.

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