The Genome Generation by Elizabeth FinkelThe Genome Generation by Elizabeth Finkel

The Genome Generation

byElizabeth Finkel

Paperback | April 1, 2012

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The year 2001 marked the moment when scientists first read the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up the human genome. This breakthrough begged questions such as What have we learned about evolution? How has it changed the way we practice medicine, grow crops, and breed livestock? and Is the genomic revolution an overhyped flop? Answering these and many other queries, this account covers revolutionary genetic developments in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and evolution. From Botswana to Boston and from Australia to Mexico, the contributors to this work reveal what it means to be part of the genome generation.

Elizabeth Finkel is a journalist, a contributing editor at Cosmos magazine, and a writer at Science magazine. She is the author of Stem Cells and the recipient of a Queensland Premier's Literary Award, as well as a former research scientist with a PhD in Biochemistry and a decade of experience.
Title:The Genome GenerationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Melbourne University PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0522856470

ISBN - 13:9780522856477


Editorial Reviews

The Genome Generation is absolutely riveting. These tales from the frontier are a ‘must read’ for everyone who wishes to understand our past—the logic of evolution—or take a peep into our exciting future at the creation of ‘super plants’ through ‘digital agriculture.’”  —R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow and India President, Global Research Alliance