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Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date October 1, 2000
Pages 344
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060932909
ISBN-10 0060932902
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Summary
With a chapter devoted to each chromosome, this 'biography' of the human genome explores the genetic basis for disease, sexual behavior, personality, intelligence, and other human traits. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean?

Arguably the most significant scientific discoveru of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life.

Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of life to the brink of future medicine. From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060194970
 
from Harpercollins (February 1, 2000)
9780060194970 | details & prices | 344 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species
Paperback
Book cover for 9780060894085 Book cover for 9780060932909
 
1 reprint edition from Perennial (June 1, 2006)
9780060894085 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.99
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
from Harpercollins (October 30, 2000)
9789990220636 | details & prices | List price $0.02
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from Harpercollins (October 1, 2000)
9780060932909 | details & prices | 344 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
Reinforced
Book cover for 9780606314152
 
from Demco Media (September 30, 2000)
9780606314152 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.50
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417788989
 
from Turtleback Books (May 30, 2006)
9781417788989 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $26.95
About: Looks at one newly described gene from each of the twenty-three human chromosomes and explains how each one contributes to our uniqueness as a species.

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