The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalised Medicine
We are in the midst of a medical revolution: in just a few years, we will be able to have our complete DNA sequenced at an affordable cost. Analysing the content of our genomes will allow a powerful estimate of our future risks of illness - from cystic fibrosis and Huntington's disease, to cancer and diabetes - which will help us devise our own personalised blueprint of preventive medicine. This will have enormous implications on everything from our day-to-day choices like diet and exercise, to childbearing and health insurance - and it may even challenge what we thought we knew about our ethnic histories.
Combining cutting-edge scientific research with practical advice, Francis Collins examines this remarkable phenomenon, which will transform healthcare worldwide. We now know that the language spoken by our DNA is the language of life itself, and in this important book Collins shows how reading that language will help save lives.
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THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE: DNA and the Revolution In Personalized MedicineUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The new director of the National Institutes of Health and former leader of the government's project to map the human genome is upbeat about personalized medicine—using genetics and family history to ... Read full review
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The future of medicine and heathcare told in a clear and comprehensive manner by the master of the field, who is now paving the way as the Director of the NIH. Read full review
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The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine
Francis S. Collins
Limited preview - 2010