My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk At A Time

Author: Lone Frank
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  • : $25.00(NZD)
  • : 9781851689149
  • : Oneworld Publications
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  • : April 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
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  • : October 2012
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Description

Taking a uniquely cheeky approach, acclaimed writer Lone Frank swabs up her DNA to provide this first, intensely intimate account of the new science of personal genomics. She tests the limits of genetic fortune-telling, from opting for pre-emptive breast cancer surgery to picking a child's schooling based on promising DNA 'snips'. And she explores how much genes determine our destiny - a quest made gripping as Frank considers her family's and her own struggles with depression.

Author description

Lone Frank is the author of The Neurotourist: Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science (ISBN 9781851687961). An award-winning science journalist and Danish TV presenter, she holds a PhD in neurobiology and has written for such publications as The Guardian and Scientific American.