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The Resource The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine, Francis S. Collins

The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine, Francis S. Collins

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The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine
Title
The language of life
Title remainder
DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine
Statement of responsibility
Francis S. Collins
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A medical revolution is upon us, and leading geneticist Collins explains its dimensions here. Our knowledge of the genetic basis for disease has increased exponentially in recent years, and we are now able to understand and treat diseases at the molecular level with personalized medicine--care based on an individual's genetic makeup. Collins presents cutting-edge science for lay readers who want to take control of their medical lives. He discusses cancer, obesity, aging, racial differences, and a host of other concerns, as well as the medical advances directly attributable to the Human Genome Project. He is also not shy about taking on large political issues: he points out problems with our current health-care system, discusses stem-cell research, and in a cogent commentary, recommends--with caveats--direct-to-consumer DNA testing. He does a superb job of humanizing a complex scientific and medical subject.--From publisher description
Summary
A medical revolution is upon us, and leading geneticist Collins explains its dimensions here. Our knowledge of the genetic basis for disease has increased exponentially in recent years, and we are now able to understand and treat diseases at the molecular level with personalized medicine--care based on an individual's genetic makeup. Collins presents cutting-edge science for lay readers who want to take control of their medical lives. He discusses cancer, obesity, aging, racial differences, and a host ofother concerns, as well as the medical advances directly attributable to the Human Genome Project. He is also not shy about taking on large political issues: he points out problems with our current health-care system, discusses stem-cell research, and ina cogent commentary, recommends--with caveats--direct-to-consumer DNA testing. He does a superb job of humanizing a complex scientific and medical subject.--From publisher description
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336826
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TnLvILS
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Collins, Francis S
Dewey number
616/.042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155.65
LC item number
.C65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QZ 50
NLM item number
C712L 2011
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True
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  • Genetic screening
  • Medical genetics
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Genetic Screening
  • Genetics, Medical
Target audience
adult
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DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine
Label
The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine, Francis S. Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The future has already happened -- When genes go wrong, it gets personal -- Is it time to learn your own secrets? -- Getting personal with the big C -- What's race got to do with it? -- Genes and germs -- Genes and the brain -- Genes and aging -- The right drug at the right dose for the right person -- A vision for the future
Control code
ocn496102257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 332 p.
Isbn
9780061733185
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine, Francis S. Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The future has already happened -- When genes go wrong, it gets personal -- Is it time to learn your own secrets? -- Getting personal with the big C -- What's race got to do with it? -- Genes and germs -- Genes and the brain -- Genes and aging -- The right drug at the right dose for the right person -- A vision for the future
Control code
ocn496102257
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxv, 332 p.
Isbn
9780061733185
Other physical details
ill.

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