354 pages, Photos
The genetic revolution has provided incredibly valuable information about our DNA, information that can be used to benefit and inform - but also to judge, discriminate, and abuse.
An essential reference for living in today's world, this book gives the background information critical to understanding how genetics is now affecting our everyday lives. Written in clear, lively language, it gives a comprehensive view of exciting recent discoveries and explores the ethical, legal, and social issues that have arisen with each new development.
Goes a long way toward exploring these issues in a painstaking yet readable scholarly treatise... Throughout, they make a convincing case that we are not our genome alone. --New England Journal of Medicine "The book is anything but dry reporting... An enjoyable and stimulating read for specialists in the field and the curious public alike." --Science (Aaas) "Readers will come away with a realistic and encouraging perspective on medical genetics, providing that neither fantastic optimism nor abject fear is necessary to make the true story of DNA exciting."--Qtly Review of Biology "Readers will come away with a realistic and encouraging perspective on medical genetics, proving that neither fantastic optimism nor abject fear is necessary to make the true story of DNA exciting."--Qtly Review of Biology
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