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GENOME - The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time - The Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human Body Jerry E. Bishop

GENOME - The Story of the Most Astonishing Scientific Adventure of Our Time - The Attempt to Map All the Genes in the Human Body

Jerry E. Bishop

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“An exciting story with profound implications for the human future.”- The Wall Street JournalGenome tells the story of the most ambitious scientific adventure of our time. By gradually isolating and identifying all the genes in the human body – theMore“An exciting story with profound implications for the human future.”- The Wall Street JournalGenome tells the story of the most ambitious scientific adventure of our time. By gradually isolating and identifying all the genes in the human body – the blueprint for life – scientists are closing in on the ability to effectively treat and prevent nearly every disease that strikes man, from muscular dystrophy, diabetes, and cancer to heart ailments, alcoholism, and even mental illness.Such discoveries will change the course of human life. At the same time, they raise profound ethical questions that have tremendous implications: can insurance companies demand genetic tests to determine who poses a health risk? Should parents be able to choose their baby’s sex or eye color? Will employers screen out potential employees who are genetically susceptible to occupational health problems?An exciting true tale of discovery that is revolutionizing our world, Genome helps us understand our future.“Delightful and lucid…deftly captures the human motivations behind the science.”- The New York Times Book Review“An invaluable book, proffering in a clear, accessible, and highly readable form the scientific knowledge that will form the necessary prologue to any future discussion of social policy and bioethics.”- The Philadelphia Inquirer