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Author Finkel, Elizabeth.
Title The genome generation / Elizabeth Finkel.
Published Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  QH447 .F56 2012    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-264) and index.
Contents The idea of a gene -- 'Junk is telling us something' -- Lamarck returns -- Your genetic future -- Surviving AIDS -- Feeding nine billion -- Meet your ancestor.
Summary "The year 2001 saw the completion of the human genome project, the culmination of a fourteen-year, $3 billion international race to read every letter of the code that makes up a human being. Reading this code was the most profound revelation in the history of knowledge, with the potential to unveil the secret of what makes us human. After three years of investigation, Elizabeth Finkel brings us the biggest news stories from the genetics frontier. She looks at the revolution in the areas of medicine, agriculture and evolution, travelling from Botswana to Boston, from Singapore to Mexico, from wheatfields in the Wimmera plains to laboratories all over Australia to help us understand what is happening in 'The Genome Generation'"--P. [4] of cover.
Note Also available in an electronic version via the Internet.
Subject Genomics.
Gene mapping.
Human gene mapping.
Human genetics.
ISBN 0522856470 (pbk.)
9780522856477 (pbk.)
9780522860313 (ebook)
0522860311 (ebook)
OCLC number 743215098