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Here Is a Human Being At the Dawn of Personal Genomics

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ISBN-10: 0061628336

ISBN-13: 9780061628337

Edition: 2010

Authors: Misha Angrist

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In April 2007, Misha Angrist became the fourth subject in the Personal Genome Project, George Church's ambitious plan to sequence the entire genomic catalogue-every participant's 20,000+ genes and the rest of his/her six billion base pairs. The first 10 volunteers would be expected to bear plenty of public scrutiny, more so when they made this highly personal information available to the public. Church hopes to better understand how genes influence our physical traits-from height and athletic ability to behavior and weight-and our medical conditions-from cancer and diabetes to obesity and male pattern baldness. In Here Is a Human Being, Angrist reveals startling information about the…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
Publication date: 11/2/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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�Why Should We Make Them Go Out on the Dance Floor?�
�But When Is It Mature?�
Better Living Through Chemistry
And Then There Were Ten
�It's Tough to Guard Against the Future�
Gettysburg to Gutenberg
�You Can Do This in Your Kitchen�
�Take a Chance, Win a Bunny�
�Something Magical�
Charity Begins at Home
Epilogue Here Is a Human Being