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

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"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.”

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A scientific and medical revolution has crept up on us. Twenty-one million Americans are affected by 6,000 so-called rare and orphan diseases, many of which are primarily attributable to misspelled genes. And virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component. Diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and more are having their secrets unlocked through DNA. Families that faced common problems, without hope, are now discovering a new world of understanding, treatment, and prevention. You owe it to yourself to learn about your DNA: how it works, what it reveals, and the benefits and limits of this new knowledge.

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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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Book Description Profile Books, 2011. Softcover. Condition: New. First edition. A scientific and medical revolution is upon us. Virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component: diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis - and the secrets to these and many more are now being unlocked for the first time, thanks to cutting-edge research from laboratories around the world. Today, with a test costing just a few hundred pounds, you can learn about the health risks encrypted in your DNA in order to tackle any potential problems early and effectively. Francis Collins has been at the forefront of this revolution. The former head of the international Human Genome Project, he is now the Director of the National Institute of Health in the United States. The Language of Life combines world-class scientific research with practical advice to help those who face common illness, often without hope, to discover a new world of understanding, treatment and prevention. And each one of us will learn about our own DNA: how it works, what it reveals, and the limits and benefits of this groundbreaking knowledge which could change the way we live our lives. Contents: Introduction: We are Not in Kansas Anymore ? The Future has Already Happened ? When Genes Go Wrong, It Gets Personal ? Is it Time to Learn Your Own Secrets? ? Getting Personal with the Big C ? What has Race Got to Do with It? ? Genes and Germs ? Genes and the Brain ? Genes and Aging ? The Right Drug at the Right Dose for the Right Person ? A Vision for the Future ? Appendix A: Glossary ? Appendix B: Genetics 101 ? Appendix C: A Brief Personal History of the Human Genome Project ? Appendix D: Rational Drug Development ? Appendix E: Services Provided by Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Companies Offering Broad-Spectrum Testing ? Index. Printed Pages: 368. Seller Inventory # 11409

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Book Description Profile Books, 2011. Softcover. Condition: New. First edition. A scientific and medical revolution is upon us. Virtually all diseases have a significant hereditary component: diabetes, heart disease, the common cancers, mental illness, asthma, arthritis - and the secrets to these and many more are now being unlocked for the first time, thanks to cutting-edge research from laboratories around the world. Today, with a test costing just a few hundred pounds, you can learn about the health risks encrypted in your DNA in order to tackle any potential problems early and effectively. Francis Collins has been at the forefront of this revolution. The former head of the international Human Genome Project, he is now the Director of the National Institute of Health in the United States. The Language of Life combines world-class scientific research with practical advice to help those who face common illness, often without hope, to discover a new world of understanding, treatment and prevention. And each one of us will learn about our own DNA: how it works, what it reveals, and the limits and benefits of this groundbreaking knowledge which could change the way we live our lives. Contents: Introduction: We are Not in Kansas Anymore ⢠The Future has Already Happened ⢠When Genes Go Wrong, It Gets Personal ⢠Is it Time to Learn Your Own Secrets? ⢠Getting Personal with the Big C ⢠What has Race Got to Do with It? ⢠Genes and Germs ⢠Genes and the Brain ⢠Genes and Aging ⢠The Right Drug at the Right Dose for the Right Person ⢠A Vision for the Future ⢠Appendix A: Glossary ⢠Appendix B: Genetics 101 ⢠Appendix C: A Brief Personal History of the Human Genome Project ⢠Appendix D: Rational Drug Development ⢠Appendix E: Services Provided by Direct-to-Consumer Genetics Companies Offering Broad-Spectrum Testing ⢠Index. Printed Pages: 368. Seller Inventory # 11409

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