The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Genetic Code of Life


This is a study of genetic mapping. The first six chapters address "molecular biology in a historical framework.... Mapping and various kinds ofmaps (genetic, physical, sequence) are discussed.... (Genetic disease), diagnosis, and therapy, constitute Chapter 8. Chapter 9 outlines the evolution of the sequencing plan as it grew out of a series of conferences.... Chapter 10 reviews the questions involving science policy and allocation of available funds among various sectors of the biomedical research establishment. Chapter 11 covers the relationship of genome sequencing to disease, ethical issues,and social implications of genomic knowledge (medical care, employment, and insurance issues)." (Choice)

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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