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1. Understanding the Human Genome
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2. Drawing the Map of Life: Inside
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3. The Future of Genetics: Beyond
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4. The Human Genome Project: Cracking
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5. Perilous Knowledge: The Human
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6. The Human Genome Project: What
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7. Justice and the Human Genome Project
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8. Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge
 
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9. Plain Talk About the Human Genome
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10. Mapping the Code: The Human Genome
 
11. A very human adventure: The story
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12. The Human Genome Project: Deciphering
 
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13. The New Genetics : The Human Genome
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14. Encoding Capital: The Political
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15. The Human Genome Project and the
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16. The Human Genome Project: Webster's
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17. Guide to the Human Genome Project:
 
18. Bibliography: Ethical legal &
 
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19. The Human Genome Project
 
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20. Human Genome Project: An entry

1. Understanding the Human Genome Project (2nd Edition)
by Michael A. Palladino
Paperback: 48 Pages (2005-10-29)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Completion of the Human Genome Project is just the tip of the iceberg in our understanding of human genetics. How can information gathered during the Human Genome Project be used? This brief booklet explains in accessible language what readers need to understand about the Human Genome Project, including the background, findings, and social and ethical implications. The author, Michael Palladino, also includes relevant Web resources and exercises for readers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good.
Outdated in 2006 but worthy enough for a good read. Short, simple, and very informative. ... Read more


2. Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)
by Victor K. McElheny
Hardcover: 384 Pages (2010-06-22)
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Drawing the Map of Life is the dramatic story of the Human Genome Project from its origins, through the race to order the 3 billion subunits of DNA, to the surprises emerging as scientists seek to exploit the molecule of heredity. It’s the first account to deal in depth with the intellectual roots of the project, the motivations that drove it, and the hype that often masked genuine triumphs.

Distinguished science journalist Victor McElheny offers vivid, insightful profiles of key people, such as David Botstein, Eric Lander, Francis Collins, James Watson, Michael Hunkapiller, and Craig Venter. McElheny also shows that the Human Genome Project is a striking example of how new techniques (such as restriction enzymes and sequencing methods) often arrive first, shaping the questions scientists then ask.

Drawing on years of original interviews and reporting in the inner circles of biological science, Drawing the Map of Life is the definitive, up-to-date story of today’s greatest scientific quest. No one who wishes to understand genome mapping and how it is transforming our lives can afford to miss this book.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A powerful pick for any science or general collection
DRAWING THE MAP OF LIFE: INSIDE THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT offers a fine case study for how science is done in the real world, considering the scientific surprises that have overturned ideas of what a gene or genome is and does. From ongoing conflicts in definitions and approaches to new applications made possible by the Human Genome Project, this is a powerful pick for any science or general collection.
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3. The Future of Genetics: Beyond the Human Genome Project (Genetics & Evolution)
by Russ Hodge
Hardcover: 204 Pages (2010-03-30)
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Asin: 0816066841
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4. The Human Genome Project: Cracking the Code Within Us (Impact--Science)
by Elizabeth L. Marshall
Paperback: 128 Pages (1997-03)
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Describes the ten-year, multimillion dollar Human Genome Project and its process of gene mapping; includes concerns of critics of the project. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good book to start understanding eugenics
Cracking the Code Within Us by Elizabeth L. Marshall, details of the Project are discussed in a clear and rational manner, devoid of the scare tactics by those who oppose genetics. She explains some of the geneticdiseases that can be cured and points out that the Project could eventuallylead to discovering the genetic errors responsible for more than 4,000inherited diseases. She also assures us that intelligence is a combinationof many complex genes, and we should not be looking for a cure forstupidity or a magic bullet for genius. Genetic intelligence can only beincreased for the near future by good breeding. She does answer thequestion about the number of girl babies not born in China due to sexselection: an estimated 1.7 million a year in a population of 1 billion.This explains why Rothblatt didn't want to give an exact number. With aslightly over-representation of females born to males born naturally, thereare already many more females and 1.7 million less in this large apopulation can only help to give women more value in the future. ... Read more


5. Perilous Knowledge: The Human Genome Project and Its Implications
by Tom Wilkie
Hardcover: 195 Pages (1994-02-28)
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The Human Genome Project has been called a scientific "search for the Holy Grail" or the genetics equivalent of the moon race. Thousands of researchers worldwide are analyzing the details of human DNA, hoping to identify all of the tens of thousands of human genes that are the blueprint for the human body.Physicist and writer Tom Wilkie offers a lively, compelling history of this scientifically fascinating and politically contentious undertaking. Beginning with the discovery of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953, Wilkie's narrative unfolds with the intrigue of a detective story. He reviews in nontechnical terms the many step-by-step developments from different scientific teams that finally made it seem as if it would be possible to sequence the human genome. He goes on to consider the potential social consequences, good and bad, of learning to manipulate the human genetic code. What will happen as we try to prevent and cure disease or attempt to "improve" ourselves and our children by genetic means?A most readable introduction to the science of genetics and the potential consequences of the Human Genome Project, Perilous Knowledge provides background for the startling headlines that quite possibly signal changes to all human life in the next century."After decades of painstaking research, seemingly disparate paths into the sciences of molecular biology, chemistry, biology and genetics have converged. Suddenly the scientists realize that they are . . . at the peak of a mountain where all the surrounding landscape is clear to their view. They are confident now that they can tackle one of the biggest and most profound issues in their science: unravelling the message of human inheritance."from the Preface ... Read more


6. The Human Genome Project: What Does Decoding DNA Mean for Us? (Issues in Focus)
by Kevin A. Boon
Library Binding: 128 Pages (2002-07)
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1-0 out of 5 stars nothing new.
Nothing new and on a junior high level.On page 61, Boon writes, " Of the many advances we can expect as a result of the Human Genome Project, not all involve the engineering of new genetic codes.Because of the size of the project, many technological advances are being developed to aid in the analysis of genetic materials.Engineers are creating new computer hardware and software that can analyze data more quickly and are designing smaller and smaller computers to handle the massive amount of data on the human genome."DUH!

I've been doing research for a course on evolution.I expected, at the very least, that this book would provide me with some kernels of wisdom. Instead, I find that the book is so general, so elementary as to be boring.The above excerpt is an example.A few studies are quoted, particularly one done by Monsanto on genetically engineered products, but Boon draws no conclusions from the study, only that one exists.

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7. Justice and the Human Genome Project
by Timothy F. Murphy, Marc A. Lappé
Hardcover: 178 Pages (1994-07-22)
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The Human Genome Project is an expensive, ambitious, and controversial attempt to locate and map every one of the approximately 100,000 genes in the human body. If it works, and we are able, for instance, to identify markers for genetic diseases long before they develop, who will have the right to obtain such information? What will be the consequences for health care, health insurance, employability, and research priorities? And, more broadly, how will attitudes toward human differences be affected, morally and socially, by the setting of a genetic "standard"?The compatibility of individual rights and genetic fairness is challenged by the technological possibilities of the future, making it difficult to create an agenda for a "just genetics." Beginning with an account of the utopian dreams and authoritarian tendencies of historical eugenics movements, this book's nine essays probe the potential social uses and abuses of detailed genetic information. Lucid and wide-ranging, these contributions will provoke discussion among bioethicists, legal scholars, and policy makers. ... Read more


8. Chronology of Science: From Stonehenge to the Human Genome Project
Hardcover: 566 Pages (2002-06-22)
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The cavemen did it. The ancient Mayans did it. The folks at Cal Tech, the Sorbonne, and Beijing University are still doing it. Science. Want the whole story? Here it is. The Chronology of Science offers the entire fascinating drama of exploration, discovery, invention, experimentation, hypothesis, and proof. How did the ancient Celts use Stonehenge to map the skies? When did the Arabs come up with the concept of zero? Who first observed the destructive power of germs? Where did the Internet come from?

This handy, one-volume reference offers the reader multiple ways to access the thousands of years of science history: chronologies divided into subject areas, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, ecology, mathematics, and physics; 16 feature essays on critical scientific discoveries; hundreds of biographies of key scientists from every age and continent; an extensive glossary of scientific terms; lists of the winners of major scientific prizes; a list of the most up-to-date science websites; and a lengthy bibliography.

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9. Plain Talk About the Human Genome Project: A Tuskegee University Conference on Its Promise and Perils ... and Matters of Race
by Edward Smith, Walter Sapp, Tuskegee University Conference on the Human Genome Project
 Paperback: 292 Pages (1997-06)
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10. Mapping the Code: The Human Genome Project and the Choices of Modern Science (Wiley Science Editions)
by Joel L. Davis
Hardcover: 294 Pages (1991-02-27)
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A giant step for medicine or the most serious threat to personal freedom yet? A cure for cancer or an invitation to genetic discrimination and the search for a master race? Here, not a minute too soon, is a behind-the-scenes account of the Human Genome Project, the most ethically and politically complex scientific undertaking of this generation. Dubbed the ``Holy Grail of Biology,'' the Genome Project will occupy over the next five to 15 years a majority of the best public and private labs and cost more than the GNP of many nations. This book separates fact from fiction, identifies the real moral issues in the debate, and captures the drama--as well as the intrigue and infighting--that has riveted the scientific establishment throughout. ... Read more


11. A very human adventure: The story and implications of the Human Genome Project
by Tom Levi
 Hardcover: 135 Pages (1992)

Isbn: 1897636008
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12. The Human Genome Project: Deciphering the Blueprint of Heredity
Hardcover: 360 Pages (1994-03)
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This unique book provides a basic introduction to the ideas underlying classical and molecular genetics and then describes the purpose of the Human Genome Project, its approach, its triumphs, its technological piffalls, and its ultimate implications for society. ... Read more


13. The New Genetics : The Human Genome Project and Its Impact on the Practice of Medicine
by Leon Jaroff
 Hardcover: 84 Pages (1991-01)
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14. Encoding Capital: The Political Economy of the Human Genome Project (New Political Economy)
by Rodney Loeppky
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2004-12-30)
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This book deals with the rapid changes in contemporary molecular biology, particularly genome sciences, and the manner in which they can be understood through the lens of political economy. Specifically, the work investigates the case of the United States-led Human Genome Project (HGP), in order to show that even large-scale basic science is closely bound up in the progression of capitalist social relations.The work has, in part, been motivated by the lack of rigorous analysis of the HGP.Most of the existing literature tends to present either a chronological review of events surrounding the HGP or describe it thematically.In contrast, this book contributes to a needed discussion concerning the ‘why and how’ of the HGP’s emergence.It elucidates the features within capitalist social relations which have simultaneously enabled the HGP and ensured its amenability to systemic demands.The work’s most compelling elements are both historical and analytical.Historically, it places the HGP within the context of wider political, economic and social issues.Related to this, it puts forward an analytical, explanatory understanding of the project’s emergence, making it a valuable tool for both political economists, science & society theorists, and even bioethicists. ... Read more


15. The Human Genome Project and the Future of Health Care (Medical Ethics)
Hardcover: 264 Pages (1996-12-01)
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"The volume deserves our serious attention. The authors have provided us an invaluable primer about the HGP and its implications for the future of American health care." -- Jurimetrics

"This book does make a real contribution... in explaining why the genetics revolution holds so much promise and why it is so difficult to bring that promise to fruition." -- The Journal of Legal Medicine

"... marked by a forward-looking, analytically and empirically grounded thematic coherence. The editors' carefully crafted template and contributions successfully focus and organize the material." -- Annals of Internal Medicine

"Excellent" -- Canadian Medical Association Journal

"The editors have done a very good job integrating the contents into a very useful and readable information source." -- Choice

"... this highly focused book is a well-written, thoughtful, and insightful consideration of the HGP and is valuable reading for anyone concerned with the future of our country's medical infrastructure." -- Science Books & Films (**Highly recommended)

"A distinguished group of scientists, lawyers, and scholars have written a coherent, readable account of the legal, medical, ethical, and policy issues many (if not all) of us will be wrestling with on both a personal and a public level, as a result of current genetic research." -- Library Journal

"Each of the contributors is a distinguished authority on the topic. Ethicists, especially, will find well-developed presentation of issues, with exposition of the differing ethical assumptions in tension in the society debate." -- Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Home Page

How will the science of gene mapping and gene manipulation affect health care? Leading scholars explore the clinical, ethical, legal, and policy implications of the Human Genome Project for the forms of health care, who delivers it, who receives it, and who pays for it.

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16. The Human Genome Project: Webster's Timeline History, 1977 - 2007
by Icon Group International
Paperback: 54 Pages (2009-02-23)
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Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "The Human Genome Project," including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have The Human Genome Project in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with The Human Genome Project when it is used in proper noun form. Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name The Human Genome Project, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain. ... Read more


17. Guide to the Human Genome Project: Technologies, People, And Information (Chemical Heritage Foundation Publication, No. 11)
by Susan L. Speaker; M. Susan Lindee; Elizabeth Hanson
Paperback: 40 Pages (2003-06-01)
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This simple, concise introduction to the HGP forthe general reader explores the origins of thegenome project and reactions in the scientificcommunity; important technologies and techniques;institutions connected with the HGP, includingdesignated genome centers, important suppliers ofresources, and corporations; systems ofcommunication; and ethical, legal, and social issues. Apublication of the Biomolecular Sciences Initiative ofCHF's Beckman Center for the History ofChemistry. ... Read more


18. Bibliography: Ethical legal & social implications of the Human Genome Project
by Michael S Yesley
 Paperback: 265 Pages (1993)

Asin: B0006F3I94
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This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's large-scale digitization efforts. The Library seeks to preserve the intellectual content of items in a manner that facilitates and promotes a variety of uses. The digital reformatting process results in an electronic version of the original text that can be both accessed online and used to create new print copies. The Library also understands and values the usefulness of print and makes reprints available to the public whenever possible. This book and hundreds of thousands of others can be found in the HathiTrust, an archive of the digitized collections of many great research libraries. For access to the University of Michigan Library's digital collections, please see http://www.lib.umich.edu and for information about the HathiTrust, please visit http://www.hathitrust.org ... Read more


19. The Human Genome Project
by Thomas F. Lee
 Hardcover: 323 Pages (1991-08-21)
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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)
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20. Human Genome Project: An entry from Macmillan Reference USA's <i>Macmillan Reference USA Science Library: Genetics</i>
by Ralph R. Meyer
 Digital: 8 Pages (2003)
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This digital document is an article from Macmillan Reference USA Science Library: Genetics, brought to you by Gale®, a part of Cengage Learning, a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses.The length of the article is 2702 words.The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase.You can view it with any web browser.A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science and includes coverage of careers in the field. ... Read more


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