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Genomes and What to Make of Them

Barry Barnes and John Dupre


The announcement in 2003 that the Human Genome Project had completed its map of the entire human genome was heralded as a stunning scientific breakthrough. Since then, boasts about the benefits—and warnings of the dangers—of genomics have remained front-page news, with everyone agreeing that genomics has the potential to radically alter life as we know it. For the nonscientist, the claims and counterclaims are dizzying—what does it really mean to understand the genome? This book offers an answer to that question and much more with a clear and lively account of the genomic revolution and its pr ... More

Keywords: genomes, genomics, genetics, Mendel, Watson, Crick, Craig Venter, evolutionary paths, biological warfare, gene therapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226172958
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226172965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Barnes, author

John Dupre, author