The Genome Generation
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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Within the first few pages of The Genome Generation I realised how ignorant I was about the world of scientific research. It didnt matter, as Elizabeth Finkel offers an excellent explanation of the ... Read full review
Really easy and interesting to read. I cant believe how little I knew about the world of genetics. We just use everyday words like DNA, genomes, genetically modification, but only after reading this book, do I now realise what they mean and how important that we understand the role they have in our lives. Food, diseases, ancestors, are just part of the puzzle. I loved the global aspect of the book covering issues of both first and developing worlds.