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Author Angrist, Misha.

Title Here is a human being : at the dawn of personal genomics / Misha Angrist.

Published New York : Harper, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  611.0181663 ANGR    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 341 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes "Here is a human being delivers the first in-depth look at the Personal Genome Project: the effort to construct complete genomic maps of a specific human beings, written by one of the study's ten human participants. Misha Angrist recounts the project's fascinating nuances, including the larger-than-life personalities of the research subjects, the entrepreneurial scientists at the helm, the bewildered and overwhelmed physicians and regulators who negotiated for it, the fascinating technology it employed, and the political, social, ethical and familial issues it continues to raise." -- Publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The numerator -- "His own drum" -- "Why should we make them go out on the dance floor?" -- "But when is it mature?" -- Better living through chemistry -- And then there were ten -- "It's tough to guard against the future" -- Gettysburg to Gutenberg -- "You can do this in your kitchen" -- "Take a chance, win a bunny" -- "Something magical" -- Charity begins at home -- Antarctica.
Summary "Misha Angrist, who has a PhD in genetics and an MFA, brings us the first, inside story of the Personal Genome Project, its larger-than-life research subjects, as well as the political, social, and ethical issues that emerged throughout the study"--
Subject Personal Genome Project.
Human genome -- Databases.
ISBN 0061628336 (hbk.)
9780061628337 (hbk.)