New book in the library : The genome generation

Posted by Carelia Juarez on , in New Acquisitions

The genome generation

Elizabeth Finkel
ISBN: 978-0522856477
Melbourne University Press
xiv, 274 pages

The year 2001 marked the moment when scientists first read the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up the human genome. This breakthrough begged questions such as What have we learned about evolution? How has it changed the way we practice medicine, grow crops, and breed livestock? and Is the genomic revolution an overhyped flop? Answering these and many other queries, this account covers revolutionary genetic developments in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and evolution. From Botswana to Boston and from Australia to Mexico, the contributors to this work reveal what it means to be part of the genome generation.

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