The $1,000 genome: the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
Since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have been racing toward a grand goal: offering individuals a decoding of their complete genetic makeup for just $1,000. As Kevin Davies reveals in this exquisitely reported account, the $1,000 genome will be a reality by 2011 and it will usher in a whole new era of personalized, genomic medicine. Capable of presenting much more advanced information than the current crop of cheek-swab services, the $1,000 complete genome raises some extraordinary possibilities. We will be able to learn if we have genes that predispose us to a host of diseases and to take a wide range of preventative measures. Drug companies may be able to create versions of drugs tailored specifically to our individual DNA. But we may also face the psychological burden of learning that we have the gene for an incurable disease, such as Parkinson's. Acclaimed author Kevin Davies introduces the pioneers of this medical revolution and probes deeply into both the medical benefits and ethical issues of personal genetic testing, also exploring the psychological complexities of learning one's DNA results, based on both his own experience of being tested and that of a number of others. The $1,000 Genome is an indispensable guide to the new era of personalized medicine.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781416570189
9781400198504
9781416569596
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDe2a2a2d6-94ca-f359-99b5-3814d2e69b8b
Grouping Title1 000 genome the revolution in dna sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine
Grouping Authordavies kevin
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-11-29 02:07:18AM
Last Indexed2019-12-12 02:54:14AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Heller, Johnny,
authorDavies, Kevin, 1960-
author2-roleHeller, Johnny,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayDavies, Kevin
available_at_catalogWright Farms
detailed_location_catalogWright Farms - Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionSince the conclusion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have been racing toward a grand goal: offering individuals a decoding of their complete genetic makeup for just $1,000. As Kevin Davies reveals in this exquisitely reported account, the $1,000 genome will be a reality by 2011 and it will usher in a whole new era of personalized, genomic medicine. Capable of presenting much more advanced information than the current crop of cheek-swab services, the $1,000 complete genome raises some extraordinary possibilities. We will be able to learn if we have genes that predispose us to a host of diseases and to take a wide range of preventative measures. Drug companies may be able to create versions of drugs tailored specifically to our individual DNA. But we may also face the psychological burden of learning that we have the gene for an incurable disease, such as Parkinson's. Acclaimed author Kevin Davies introduces the pioneers of this medical revolution and probes deeply into both the medical benefits and ethical issues of personal genetic testing, also exploring the psychological complexities of learning one's DNA results, based on both his own experience of being tested and that of a number of others. The $1,000 Genome is an indispensable guide to the new era of personalized medicine.
format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
ide2a2a2d6-94ca-f359-99b5-3814d2e69b8b
isbn9781400198504
9781416569596
9781416570189
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:812483962698Wright Farms - Adult NonfictionSCIENCE BIOLOGY iBookBooks1falsefalseOn ShelfWF
hoopla:MWT11026538Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11026538?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
last_indexed2019-12-12T09:54:14.78Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_catalogSCIENCE BIOLOGY i
owning_library_catalogAll Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalogWright Farms
primary_isbn9781416570189
publishDate2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:812483BookBooksFirst Free Press hardcover edition.EnglishFree Press, 2010.340 pages ; 24 cm.
hoopla:MWT11026538eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishTantor Audio, 2010.1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:812483962698On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
hoopla:MWT11026538Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetHEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues
Human Genome Project
Human gene mapping
Science / Life Sciences / Biology / General
Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
title_displayThe $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine
title_fullThe $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine / Kevin Davies
The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine [electronic resource] / Kevin Davies
title_shortThe $1,000 genome
title_subthe revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine
topic_facetHuman gene mapping