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Life Script: How the Human Genome Discoveries Will Transform Medicine and Enhance Your Health
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date September 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743223188
ISBN-10 0743223187
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: With the decoding of the human genome, researchers can now read the genetic program that evolution has written for the human body. A new generation of medical treatments is at hand, and researchers hope to uncover the genetic roots of illness and develop new therapies for most major diseases. Here, New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade describes the race to decode the genome and how the new knowledge will transform medicine. Soon, physicians will be able to screen people's genes for all the diseases to which they may be vulnerable. With the emerging art of regenerative medicine, physicians will use stem cells and genomic techniques to replace failing tissues and organs with new ones. Many drugs will be prescribed based on DNA information that will identify which pharmaceuticals are best for each patient. Medicine will be customized for a patient's genetic makeup, providing treatments based on a precise understanding of the mechanism of disease itself. It may even be possible to extend the human life span by manipulating the genes that control it.

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from Simon & Schuster (August 1, 2001)
9780743216050 | details & prices | 204 pages | 6.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.00
About: An exploration into genomics and the sequencing of the human genome details how this science will help discover the genetic causes of disease, allow for individualized diagnostics, and open the door for innovative treatments.
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (September 1, 2002)
9780743223188 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.99
About: With the decoding of the human genome, researchers can now read the genetic program that evolution has written for the human body.
Book cover for 9780743217392
from Simon & Schuster (March 2, 2002)
9780743217392 | details & prices | 208 pages | List price $9.99
About: In this work, author Nicholas Wade claims that medicine is still in the dark ages.

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