skip to content
The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine

Author: Francis S Collins
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York, NY : HarperCollins e-books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Popular works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis S Collins
ISBN: 9780061963490 0061963496
OCLC Number: 525290750
Notes: Title from eBook information screen.
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2 KB).
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.
Responsibility: Francis S. Collins.
More information:

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/525290750> # The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "525290750" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Place/pymble_nsw> ; # Pymble, NSW
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/xna> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Place/new_york_ny> ; # New York, NY
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID={0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953}&Format=410'" ;
    rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953}Img100.jpg'" ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Topic/medical_genetics> ; # Medical genetics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Topic/science> ; # SCIENCE
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014133> ; # Medical genetics
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940094> ; # Genetic screening
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/616.042/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Topic/genetics> ; # Genetics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Topic/medical> ; # MEDICAL
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99000370> ; # Genetic screening
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/66520512> ; # Francis S. Collins
    schema:datePublished "2009" ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:description "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."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/794660611> ;
    schema:genre "Popular works"@en ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The language of life : DNA and the revolution in personalized medicine"@en ;
    schema:productID "525290750" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/525290750#PublicationEvent/pymble_nsw_new_york_ny_harpercollins_e_books_2009> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Agent/harpercollins_e_books> ; # HarperCollins e-books
    schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
    schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0293-1/{0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953}Img100.jpg" ;
    schema:url "http://www.contentreserve.com/TitleInfo.asp?ID={0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953}&Format=410" ;
    schema:url <https://nls.ldls.org.uk/welcome.html?ark:/81055/vdc_100053596698.0x000001> ;
    schema:url <http://spl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953> ;
    schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953> ;
    schema:url <http://ebook.3m.com/library/BCPL-document_id-t9ur9> ;
    schema:url <http://digital.griver.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0A81B602-2E02-4118-BC02-048B28821953> ;
    schema:url <http://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0293-1/0A8/1B6/02/LanguageofLife9780061963490.epub> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061963490> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB820281> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/525290750> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/794660611#Agent/harpercollins_e_books> # HarperCollins e-books
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "HarperCollins e-books" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh99000370> # Genetic screening
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetic screening"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1014133> # Medical genetics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Medical genetics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/940094> # Genetic screening
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Genetic screening"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/66520512> # Francis S. Collins
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Collins" ;
    schema:givenName "Francis S." ;
    schema:name "Francis S. Collins" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780061963490>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0061963496" ;
    schema:isbn "9780061963490" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.