Here Is A Human Being

Here Is A Human Being

At the Dawn of Personal Genomics

Book - 2010
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Baker & Taylor
"Misha Angrist, who has a PhD in genetics and an MFA, brings us the first, inside story of the Personal Genome Project, its larger-than-life research subjects, as well as the political, social, and ethical issues that emerged throughout the study"--

Blackwell Publishing

Here is a Human Being delivers the first in-depth look at the Personal Genome Project—the effort to construct complete genomic maps of a specific human beings—written by one of the study’s ten human participants. Misha Angrist recounts the project’s fascinating nuances, including the larger-than-life personalities of the research subjects, the entrepreneurial scientists at the helm, the bewildered and overwhelmed physicians and regulators who negotiated for it, the fascinating technology it employed, and the political, social, ethical and familial issues it continues to raise. In the vein of James Shreeve’s The Genome War, Craig J. Ventner’s My Life Decoded, and Francis J. Collins’ The Language of Life, Angrist’s informed exploration of this cutting-edge science is a gripping look at the present and future of genomics.



Baker
& Taylor

Presents an inside story of the Personal Genome Project and its larger-than-life research subjects, as well as the political, social, and ethical issues that emerged throughout the study.
An insider's tour of personal genomics, key research and leading contributors by a fourth subject in the Personal Genome Project offers insight into the role of genes in physical traits and health, discussing such topics as the experiment's implications and controversies. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061628337
Branch Call Number: 611.01816 ANG
Characteristics: 341 p. ;,24 cm.

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Apr 20, 2017

Apart from the first chapter, could not get into this book. The people involved did not interest me and the "compelling" story was not.

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