Uploaded on Nov 7, 2011
Joanne reviews two books on personalized genomics: "The $1000 Genome" by Kevin Davies and "Here Is a Human Being" by Misha Angrist
The story of the Human Genome Project is a very fascinating one. These books relay only some of the story and instead focus on the new technologies that enable the quicker and cheaper sequencing of full genomes and the implications this has for individuals and society.
Kevin Davies' website: http://www.bio-itworld.com/
Misha Angrist's website: http://blogs.plos.org/genomeboy/
Here are a few other suggested books on genomics and the Human Genome Project:
"Genome: An Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters" by Matt Ridley
"Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project" by Victor McElheney
"Cracking the Genome" by Kevin Davies
"A Life Decoded: My Genome: My Life" by J. Craig Venter
"The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine" by Francis Collins
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