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Main Title The $1,000 genome : the revolution in DNA sequencing and the new era of personalized medicine /
Author Davies, Kevin,
Publisher Free Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 464593149
ISBN 9781416569596; 1416569596; 9781416569619; 1416569618
Subjects Human gene mapping ; Genome, Human--genetics ; Sequence Analysis, DNA--economics ; Precision Medicine ; Projet Génome humain--âEtats-Unis ; Chromosomes humains--Cartes ; Thérapie génique
Additional Subjects Human Genome Project
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ELBM  QH445.2.D368 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/03/2019
Edition 1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Collation 340 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-324) and index.
Contents Notes
Jim and Craig's excellent adventure -- 23 and you -- Everybody wants to change the world -- DNA dreams -- The British invasion -- Service call -- My genome and me -- Consumer reports -- Cease and desist -- Another week, another genome -- The 15-minute genome -- Personalized response -- The rest of us. In 2000, President Bill Clinton signaled the completion of the Human Genome Project at a cost in excess of $2 billion. A decade later, the price for any of us to order our own personal genome sequence--a comprehensive map of the 3 billion letters in our DNA--is rapidly and inevitably dropping to just $1,000. Dozens of men and women--scientists, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and patients--have already been sequenced, pioneers in a bold new era of personalized genomic medicine. The $1,000 genome has long been considered the tipping point that would open the floodgates to this revolution. Do you have gene variants associated with Alzheimer's or diabetes, heart disease or cancer? Which drugs should you consider taking for various diseases, and at what dosage? In the years to come, doctors will likely be able to tackle all of these questions--and many more--by using a computer in their offices to call up your unique genome sequence, which will become as much a part of your medical record as your blood pressure.