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The genomic revolution : unveiling the unity of life

Author: Michael Yudell; Rob DeSalle; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, with the American Museum of Natural History, ©2002.
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From a September 2000 conference hosted by the American Museum of Natural History, 17 papers look at genome science and the new frontier; applications of genomics to medicine and agriculture; exploring human variation and understanding identity; and financial, legal, and ethical issues. Most should be accessible to general readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Yudell; Rob DeSalle; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0309074363 9780309074360
OCLC Number: 49322520
Description: xv, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Making the genome public : the American Museum of Natural History and the coming age of genomics / Michael Yudell and Rob DeSalle --
Genome science and the new frontier --
Introduction / Nicholas Wade --
What does knowing about genomes mean for science and society? / Harold Varmus --
Sequencing the human genome : elucidating our genetic blueprint / Eric Green --
Whole-genome shotgun sequencing / J. Craig Venter --
After the genome: where should we go? / Leroy Hood --
Applications of genomics to medicine and agriculture --
Introduction / Robert Bazell --
Genomics : a rapid road from gene to patient / William Haseltine --
The origins of cancer and the human genome / Arnold J. Levine --
Gene diversity in the endorphin system: SNPs, chips, and possible implications / Mary Jeanne Kreek --
Genomics and biotechnology in agriculture / Barbara A. Schaal --
Exploring human variation : understanding identity in the genomic era --
Introduction / Rob DeSalle --
Using maternal and paternal genes to unlock human history. / Douglas C. Wallace --
Eugenics, the genome, and human rights / Daniel J. Kevles --
Redesigning the self: the promise and perils of genetic enhancement / David J. Rothman --
Financial, legal, and ethical issues and the new genomics --
Introduction / Michael Waldholz --
Investing in the biotechnology sector / Kris H. Jenner --
The role of patents in exploiting the genome / Rebecca Eisenberg --
Social side effects of the new human molecular genetic diagnostics / Troy Duster --
Mapping morality : the rights and wrongs of genomics / Arthur l. Caplan --
Summing up : finding our way through the revolution / Kathi E. Hanna.
Responsibility: Michael Yudell and Robert DeSalle, editors.
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Deals with the field of genomics - the basic presentation of ideas about heredity, and the essential principles of molecular biology, including an exploration of the ethical implications of the  Read more...

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