The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Genetic Code of Life

The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Genetic Code of Life

by Thomas F. Lee
     
 

"This is a study of genetic mapping. The first six chapters address ""molecular biology in a historical framework.... Mapping and various kinds ofmaps (genetic, physical, sequence) are discussed.... (Ge"

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"This is a study of genetic mapping. The first six chapters address ""molecular biology in a historical framework.... Mapping and various kinds ofmaps (genetic, physical, sequence) are discussed.... (Ge"

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lee, professor of biology at St. Anselm University in N.H., here plays moderator in the clash between scientific values and the new genetics that is building around the human genome project. About three-quarters of this scientific brief on HGP is a review of the history of molecular biology; the book is akin to a rapid zoom through an electron microscope lens focused on our genes. At the end of this biology-text treatment lies the science oracle's dilemma: Given that biologists can now translate the genetic code into understandable terms and sometimes manipulate it, should they? Lee offers the general reader an outline of the science-policy stakes of HGP, noting that HGP is a protean issue, assuming the controversial character of health insurance policy, science ethics, etc. Those interested in following the development of HGP would do well to start with this earnest introduction. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306439650
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/21/1991
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.92(d)
Lexile:
1360L (what's this?)

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