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Genome : The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Genome : The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - 99 edition

Genome : The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780060932909

ISBN10: 0060932902

Genome : The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley - ISBN 9780060932909
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published: 1999
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Genome : The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters by Matt Ridley - ISBN 9780060932909

ISBN13: 9780060932909

ISBN10: 0060932902

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

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

Arguably the most significant scientific discoveru 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.

Author Bio

Ridley, Matt :

Matt Ridley is a former science editor, Washington correspondent and U.S., editor for the Economist. He is the author of The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature and The Origins of Virtue: Human Instincts and the Evolution of Cooperation. He lives in England with his wife and two children.

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