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: 9780061963490
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/16/2010
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 407,545
File size: 1 MB

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.

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