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Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - 2nd edition

Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780060894085

ISBN10: 0060894083

Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley - ISBN 9780060894085
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 2006
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Genome: Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley - ISBN 9780060894085

ISBN13: 9780060894085

ISBN10: 0060894083

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 06

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Life
2. Species
3. History
4. Fate
5. Environment
6. Intelligence
7. Instinct: X & Y Conflict
8. Self-Interest
9. Disease
10. Stress
11. Personality
12. Self-Assembly
13. Pre-History
14. Immortality
15. Sex
16. Memory
17. Death
18. Cures
19. Prevention
20. Politics
21. Eugenics
22. Free Will
Bibliography
Notes

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