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Exciting, informative, and written in simple English by way of a world-class technology and know-how journalist, "The Genomics Age" explores how fresh leaps within the knowing of DNA provide extraordinary clinical can provide, and pose complicated moral concerns. It covers all parts of our lives that may swap, and matters which are sizzling and often within the information, resembling anti-aging and sturdiness, stem phone study, "designer" infants, and naturally the social, ethical and moral questions that accompany those matters.

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Despite breathless expectation and gales of media hype around millennium time, the mapping of the human genome turned out to be not so much an answer to a question as a new question that’s led to countless others. Scientists say those new questions mark the beginning of an era. “This is the genomic era, and everything from now on is fundamentally different from what came before. Biology can really start now,” says David Galas, chancellor and chief scientific officer of the Keck Graduate Institute in Claremont, California.

How long it will take researchers to HOW WE GOT HERE ~ 53 turn the human genome sequence into a quantifiable revolution in health care is still debatable. So far, success has been spotty. Then again, progress comes in fits and starts. Mark Walport, a director at The Wellcome Trust, has pointed out that researchers discovered a gene called BRAF in June 2002. That gene is reportedly involved in more than 70 percent of malignant melanomas. 27 It’s a Fact Fact: In 1985, when the Human Genome Project was first proposed, many critics thought it was absurd.

James Watson, Nobel Laureate and co-discoverer of the double helix As you will see in this book, the digital information that is your genome can be used to identify someone at the scene of the crime, or to identify whether you’re at risk medically and need to take precautions against hundreds of known diseases. Doctors will use the code to create personalized, side-effect-free medicine that works better for you than anyone else, or to help infertile couples identify which of their in vitro fertilized eggs is healthiest.

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