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The Age of Genomes by Steven Monroe Lipkin and Jon Luoma

The Age of Genomes

  • Paperback $18.00

    May 16, 2017 | 244 Pages

  • Hardcover $27.95

    May 17, 2016 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $17.99

    May 17, 2016 | 256 Pages

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Praise

“The author’s caveats about present and future uses of gene sequencing reflect a physician keenly aware of the ethical and moral issues.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Delivers some vitally important messages about the interactions between the average human and the average genome.”
—Abigail Zuger, New York Times

“Lipkin’s The Age of Genomes is a thrilling and deeply relevant book. Spanning a multitude of topics—breast cancer, the genetics of Tay-Sachs disease, and an individual’s assessment of his or her own genetic risk—Lipkin writes with a deft and humane touch, reminding us how profoundly the new science of genomics will impact all of us in the future.”
—Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene: An Intimate History

“If you’re thinking about having your genome sequenced, or just learning about genomics, The Age of Genomes is an extraordinary resource. Steven Lipkin, one of the country’s leading medical geneticists, teaches us through his patients and insightful stories.”
—Eric Topol, MD, author of The Patient Will See You Now

“Building on his own experiences as a highly regarded physician, Dr. Lipkin has expertly woven a series of engaging stories to portray the enormous potential, as well as the possible pitfalls, of the new genomic era.”
—Lee Goldman, MD, author of Too Much of a Good Thing: How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us


From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

ONE
The Parisian Housekeeper

TWO
The Unactionables

THREE
Altitude Sickness

FOUR
The Blindfolded Poker Player and the Smoked Salmon

FIVE
The Evil Twin

SIX
Madonna and Putto, Mortar and Plaster

SEVEN
The DIY Genome

EIGHT
Generation XX/XY

NINE
The Tilted Driver’s Test

TEN
Fingerprints, Written in Blood

ELEVEN
The Decorated Genome

TWELVE
The Age of Geneticism

Notes

Index

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