Welcome to the Genome
A User's Guide to the Genetic Past, Present, and Future
by Rob Desalle and Michael Yudell
John Wiley & Sons, 2005, 215 pages, ISBN 0471453315, (protected), colour photographs, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, ex-library with stamps to inside front & back covers, protected dust jacket (see photographs)
Authors Rob DeSalle, who curated the highly successful Genomics Revolution exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and Michael Yudell, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Drexel University, have written a book, which clearly explains the ongoing saga of our attempts to understand the mystery of biology's Rosetta Stone and use its code to better our lives. This reader-friendly book employs an understandable style and eye-popping full-color illustrations to provide real insights into the complex science involved.It delves into the past discoveries that led to the sequencing of the human genome; it presents the challenges facing today's scientists and society and culture in general; and it considers the future possibilities of the developing genome era. Social issues, particularly questions of ethics, receive special attention, covering an important area too often overshadowed by science and technology. If the genome really is the book of life, then we have only just opened to the first of its many pages. Those who triumphantly claim DNA is destiny may have spoken too soon; it is far more likely today's discoveries will lead to insights yet to be imagined.
A stirring and informative introduction to a scientific epic still unfolding, "Welcome to the Genome" is an essential guide for understanding - and participating in - the incredible explorations, discussions, and realizations of the Genomic Revolution.'