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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kevin Davies Narrator: Johnny Heller Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne Manaster | 2/26/2013

    " Very good for giving the overview of the BioTech industry as it applies to the Human Genome sequencing race and the potential for use of this information in the future for Personalized Medicine. Wish it had more details on the next gen sequencing technologies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Eleanor | 12/4/2012

    " good overview of history of sequencing industry.. at least I think/trust that it was. but also a slog to get through and written in a way where I'm not going to remember the companies or dates; it's all just jumbled in my head. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Xin | 7/29/2012

    " A good discussion of sequencing technologies and their applications. Focus on the commercial and medical side. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Aditi | 10/5/2011

    " This was a rather boring book. I wouldn't recommend you read it unless you had to. "

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