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The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine

The Genes That Make Us: Human stories from a revolution in medicine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Kirk, Edwin

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Genes - we all have them and we're all affected by them, often in unknown ways. Whether directly inherited or modified by our environment, genes control or significantly influence almost every aspect of our lives, from the success of our conception and the development of our sexu...al characteristics, to the colour of our skin, hair, and eyes; our height and weight; our health; and, unfortunately, an untold number of diseases. For many, the first time that genetics truly matters to them is in a doctor's office as they learn about a condition that may affect them, their unborn children, or even their wider family. Yet from the first laborious survey of the human genome twenty years ago to the commercial machines that now sequence 6,000 genomes per year, a revolution is taking place in medicine. Navigating this world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality is Professor Edwin Kirk, a rare doctor who works both in the lab and with patients, and who has over two decades of experience. In The Genes That Make Us, he explains everything you need to know with clarity, insight, and great humanity.
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ISBN 9781925849394
Published AU 1 Sep 2020
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925849394
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 1 Sep 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Kirk, Edwin
Category Medical Screening
Reproductive Medicine
Genetics (Non-Medical)
Genetic Engineering
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 378g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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