The Language of Life

DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.75 hours)
Product Number: Z100010115
Released: Jan 05, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780061967573
Narrator/s: Greg Itzin
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"His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease." -Barack Obama From Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 15-year head of the Human Genome Project, comes one of the most important medical books of the year: The Language of Life. With accessible, insightful prose, Dr. Collins describes the medical, scientific, and genetic revolution that is currently unlocking the secrets of "personalized medicine," and offers practical advice on how to utilize these discoveries for you and your family's current and future health and well-being. In the words of Dr. Jerome Groopman (How Doctors Think), The Language of Life "sets out hope without hype, and will enrich the mind and uplift the heart."

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Author(s): Francis S. Collins
Genre: Science
Original Publish Date: Jan 05, 2010

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Author(s): Francis S. Collins
Genre: Science
Product Number EB00242712
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061963490

Professional reviews

"In THE LANGUAGE OF GOD, scientist/writer Francis S. Collins explored what the sequencing of the human genome means for people of faith. In a sense, it's a layman's guide to DNA research and its spiritual implications. In his latest book, THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE, he offers a layman's guide to the impact of DNA research and testing on individual medical decisions. While the book is aimed at general readers and not scientists, listeners should be aware that it remains highly technical, albeit delivered in an understandable form. Don't try to listen to too much of this book at a sitting. Let the material sink in before proceeding. Gregory Itzin is solid as the narrator, but his tone tends toward bombast a little too often. Also, continual references to endnotes and illustrations in the enhanced portion at the end of the audio are distracting and show the weakness of trying to include visual images in a strictly audio format. R.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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