End of Genetics Designing Humanity's DNA
ISBN: HB: 9780300219395, Yale University Press, January 2022
192 pp., 21.6x14 cm, 5 black&white illus.
Since 2010 it has been possible to determine a person's genetic makeup in a matter of days at an accessible cost for many millions of people. Along with this technological breakthrough there has emerged a movement to use this information to help pros...
Life's Blueprint The Science and Art of Embryo Creation
ISBN: HB: 9780300196634, Yale University Press, October 2014
192 pp., 22.9x17.8 cm, 71 colour illus.
In the span of just three decades, scientific understanding of the formation of embryos has undergone a major revolution. The implications of these new research findings have an immediate bearing on human health and future therapies, yet most nonscie...
Wetware A Computer in Every Living Cell
ISBN: PB: 9780300167849, Yale University Press, February 2011
280 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 23 black&white illus.
How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system? This book off...
Woman Who Walked into the Sea Huntington's and the Making of a Genetic Disease
ISBN: PB: 9780300158618, Yale University Press, January 2010
288 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
This title presents a groundbreaking medical and social history of a devastating hereditary neurological disorder once demonized as "the witchcraft disease". When Phebe Hedges, a woman in East Hampton, New York, walked into the sea in 1806, she made...