The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine

by Francis S Collins

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The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine by Francis S Collins

"His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” —Barack Obama

From Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 15-year head of the Human Genome Project, comes one of the most important medical books of the year: The Language of Life. With accessible, insightful prose, Dr. Collins describes the medical, scientific, and genetic revolution that is currently unlocking the secrets of “personalized medicine,” and offers practical advice on how to utilize these discoveries for you and your family’s current and future health and well-being. In the words of Dr. Jerome Groopman (How Doctors Think), The Language of Life “sets out hope without hype, and will enrich the mind and uplift the heart.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061733185
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/18/2011
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 189,504
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer gene hunter. He spent fifteen years as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the international Human Genome Project to a successful completion. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and the National Medal of Science in 2009. He is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.

What People are Saying About This

Sanjay Gupta

“Man’s knowledge of man is undergoing the greatest revolution since Leonardo, and Francis Collins is at the leading edge of it. I am a better doctor today because Dr. Collins was my genetics professor in medical school, and now, the world gets to benefit from his wisdom by reading The Language of Life.”

Jerome Groopman

“With fluid prose and compelling narratives, Francis Collins makes modern medical science vivid and accessible. This book sets out hope without hype, and will enrich the mind and uplift the heart.”

Barack Obama

“His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.”

Mehmet Oz

“The future of customized medicine is in your DNA; don’t wait until you are sick to learn why.”

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The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
boterfr More than 1 year ago
The future of medicine and heathcare told in a clear and comprehensive manner by the master of the field, who is now paving the way as the Director of the NIH.
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jhenryAZ More than 1 year ago
However, my book is corrupted. The tech said I would receive a refund and the book would be removed from my library. That was almost 1 month ago. Would like to finish reading the book.
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