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The Resource The age of genomes : tales from the front lines of genetic medicine, Steven Monroe Lipkin ; with Jon R. Luoma

The age of genomes : tales from the front lines of genetic medicine, Steven Monroe Lipkin ; with Jon R. Luoma

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The age of genomes : tales from the front lines of genetic medicine
Title
The age of genomes
Title remainder
tales from the front lines of genetic medicine
Statement of responsibility
Steven Monroe Lipkin ; with Jon R. Luoma
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Language
eng
Summary
"A leading geneticist explores what promises to be one of the most transformative advances in health and medicine in history. Almost every week, another exciting headline appears about new advances in the field of genetics. Genetic testing is experiencing the exponential growth once seen with the Internet, and the plummeting cost of DNA sequencing makes it increasingly accessible for individuals and families. Dr. Steven M. Lipkin suggests that today's genomics is like the last century's nuclear physics: a powerful tool for good if used correctly, but potentially dangerous in the wrong hands. DNA testing is promising in treating serious disease, but Beijing Genomics, one of the world's largest genomics centers, is quietly developing gene tests to predict intelligence and athletic prowess in prenatal embryo selection. DNA testing could also lead to unnecessary procedures and significantly higher health-care costs. And all too often, sequencing errors diagnose patients with debilitating and fatal genetic diseases. The Genome Generation immerses readers in stories of real patients on the genomics frontier and explores the transformative potential and dangerous risks of genetic technology. It will inform anxious parents increasingly bombarded by offers of costly new prenatal testing products, and demonstrate how genetic technology, when deployed properly, can prevent or treat genetic disorders such as neurological diseases or cancer. Lipkin explains the science in depth, but in terms a layperson can follow"--
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Lipkin, Steven Monroe
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.L56 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2016 F-473
  • QZ 50
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Luoma, Jon R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic screening
  • Genetic Diseases, Inborn
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genetic disorders
  • Genetic engineering
  • Genetic screening
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The age of genomes : tales from the front lines of genetic medicine, Steven Monroe Lipkin ; with Jon R. Luoma
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Parisian housekeeper -- The unactionables -- Altitude sickness -- The blindfolded poker player and the smoked salmon -- The evil twin -- Madonna and Putto, mortar and plaster -- The DIY genome -- Generation XX/XY -- The tilted driver's test -- Fingerprints, written in blood -- The decorated genome -- The age of geneticism
Control code
ocn919236664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780807074572
Lccn
2015036455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807074572
  • (OCoLC)919236664
Label
The age of genomes : tales from the front lines of genetic medicine, Steven Monroe Lipkin ; with Jon R. Luoma
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Parisian housekeeper -- The unactionables -- Altitude sickness -- The blindfolded poker player and the smoked salmon -- The evil twin -- Madonna and Putto, mortar and plaster -- The DIY genome -- Generation XX/XY -- The tilted driver's test -- Fingerprints, written in blood -- The decorated genome -- The age of geneticism
Control code
ocn919236664
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9780807074572
Lccn
2015036455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807074572
  • (OCoLC)919236664

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