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    The $1,000 Genome: The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine (CD-Audio) By (author) Kevin Davies, Narrator Johnny Heller

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    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.


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    Title
    The $1,000 Genome
    Subtitle
    The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin Davies, Narrator Johnny Heller
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400168507
    ISBN 10: 1400168503
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: PSAK1, PDZ
    B&T General Subject: 710
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 616.042
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI029000
    DC22: 616/.042
    BISAC V2.8: SCI008000, MED107000, SCI086000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 56100
    DC22: 572.8633
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QH445.2 .D368 2010D
    Thema V1.0: PSAK, PDZ, PSAX
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    22 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Kevin Davies, Ph.D., is the author of "Cracking the Genome" and editor in chief of "Bio-IT World," a monthly magazine covering enabling technology in the life sciences. Johnny Heller has narrated some five hundred books and garnered a bunch of swell awards and accolades, including "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Awards, Audie Awards and nominations, "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and selection as one of "AudioFile" magazine's Top 50 Narrators of the 20th Century.
    Review quote
    "Johnny Heller reads with fluency and fluidly." ---Library Journal Audio Review