Book Reviews of Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters

Genome: The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Genome The Autobiography of a Species in 23 Chapters
Author: Matt Ridley
ISBN-13: 9780060932909
ISBN-10: 0060932902
Publication Date: 10/3/2000
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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since i did not read ti, i will tell you what my husband thought.
"although difficult to read at times for its technicality, it is an important book to read"
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Not bad, but a little dated. Good intro to some principles of genetics.
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Excellent, modern, up-to-date account of everything there is to know about DNA.
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Deals and explains in great detail the mapping of the twenty three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome. Also speaks about many ethical questions, detailing history and explaining all sides of arguments and opinions raised. This book is perfect for anyone interested in biology, and human genetic makeup. Personally, it helped me a great deal in my Biology courses and I hope it helps you.
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Very interesting and too difficult for the science impaired.
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Very good except for a bias towards the genetic component of homosexuality which does not find full scientific support. I suspect a political motivation there. Other than that, a fascinating, compelling and otherwise excellent primer on the human genome (for the non-scientist).
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I recently finished this book and was very impressed. I have just recently become interested in the topic of genetics and picked this book up. It is a good read with lots of information. I felt it was a good introduction to the topic, while still providing a lot of information.
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Brilliantly written and completely engaging. I will reread it many times!
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Excellent and well researched.
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Genome offers extraordinary insight into the ramifications of this incredible breakthrough. By picking one newly discovered gene from each pair of chromosomes and telling its story, Matt Ridley recounts the history of our species and its ancestors from the dawn of lif the the brink of future medicine. He probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of thegenome, and will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, your children, and most of all, from humankind.