Mapping Our Genes: The Genome Project and the Future of Medicine

Lois Wingerson, Author Plume Books $13.95 (352p) ISBN 978-0-452-26673-5
Genomes, or the human genetic histories contained in each DNA molecule's 100,000 genes, are discussed here in accessible terms. Wingerson shows how researchers trace hereditary diseases and predicts that scientists will soon be able to identify most of the principal genes. This is a ``laudable, ambitious effort'' written in ``detective-story fashion,'' said PW. Illustrated. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Hardcover - 338 pages - 978-0-525-24877-4
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