Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Matt Ridley

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

Arguably the main major clinical discovery of the recent century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome increases virtually as many questions because it solutions. Questions that may profoundly influence the way in which we predict approximately ailment, approximately sturdiness, and approximately loose will. Questions that would impact the remainder of your life.

Genome deals impressive perception into the ramifications of this amazing step forward. via identifying one newly found gene from each one pair of chromosomes and telling its tale, Matt Ridley recounts the background of our species and its ancestors from the sunrise of lifestyles to the edge of destiny medication. From Huntington's disorder to melanoma, from the purposes of gene treatment to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the clinical, philosophical, and ethical concerns coming up as a result of mapping of the genome. it's going to assist you comprehend what this medical milestone ability for you, in your kids, and for humankind.

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