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    The genome's been mapped. But what does it mean?

    Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the 23 pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers - questions that will profoundly impact the way we think about disease, about longevity, and about free will. Questions that will affect the rest of your life.

    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 life to the brink of future medicine.

    From Huntington's disease to cancer, from the applications of gene therapy to the horrors of eugenics, Matt Ridley probes the scientific, philosophical, and moral issues arising as a result of the mapping of the genome. It will help you understand what this scientific milestone means for you, for your children, and for humankind.

    ©1999 Matt Ridley (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "Among many recent books on genes, behavior and evolution, Ridley's is one of the most informative. It's also the most fun to read." ( Publishers Weekly)

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    • Gary
    • 21/05/2012

    Still useful today.

    Even though it's published in 1999 the book is still useful today. I was reluctant to get it because I though it might be dated. He really does explain the human genome better than anything I've read. The book was a necessary background to educate me about all of this talk I've been hearing about the human genome. Some of his assertions haven't held up since the publication of the book, but don't let that dissuade you from reading this highly informative book.

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    • Jason Buberel
    • 25/10/2011

    Nice genome overview

    While it doesn't necessarily break new ground when it comes to recent discoveries about our genome, Ridley does a good job of exploring the implications of some of the most valued discoveries about our genome.

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    • Lucas
    • 09/02/2012

    Great overview of genetics research

    Written in 1999, this is a bit dated but it provides a great summary of the fundamentals of genetics. Clear writing and fascinating case studies elucidate the fundamentals of heredity, traits carried on X & Y chromosomes, Eugenics, nature vs. nurture, the future of genetically-based treatments, and so much more. Highly recommended.

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    • Scott
    • 11/03/2015

    Interesting but wish it were more up to date

    What did you like best about this story?

    Equal parts fascinating and informative, Ridley offers a tour of the human genome with each chapter focusing on a different gene(s) within one of 22 chromosome (the 23rd sex linked chromosomes are omitted). Thankfully, rather than an exhaustive A to Z treatment that would have been numbing, Ridley chose wisely to focus on a sample representative not only of the traits and qualities that define us as humans but also illustrate the vast promise and hidden shortfalls of genetics, heritability, disease and at the end, free will. I found this very intriguing and the arguments/science are well laid out. A few caveats though: this is a step above an introductory/layperson guide so at least a general familiarity with genetics will make this much more understandable (and enjoyable) listen; secondly, the author’s foray into behaviourism, Freudian psychology and some arguments about free will and determinism were a little shaky and perhaps out of place here; and finally, the book was written in 1999 which may as well have been a millennia ago given the pace of genetic research. Though I wouldn’t say this disqualifies the book, I was left yearning perhaps for a second edition that might be more current. Still, the themes of the book remain relevant and I found it a very worthwhile and enjoyable read.

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    • Ivan Kreimer
    • 09/07/2019

    A great concept badly organized

    A highly interesting book that, for many parts, seems to lose sight of what's important. There are times where the author gives wonderful explanations of how the genome actually works...and there are moments where he goes off to explain random facts of human anthropology.

    While I enjoyed most of the book, it seemed to me that in many parts of this book the author felt like he had to write a chapter without a clear idea of what he was trying to explain. The author seems a bit too interested in reading himself than thinking whether what he's writing is important to the main idea of the chapter (or book).

    Still, I liked it a lot, and the parts that are interesting (like the last chapter) are worth the pain.

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    • Kate
    • 22/01/2019

    Very interesting

    While a bit of the information is out of date now, it is still an extremely interesting and well written book.

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    • K. Bostedor
    • 01/05/2016

    The reader is hard to understand

    The book itself is great and filled with very enlightening information. It is a shame that the person who is reading it sometimes seems like he is just reading to himself. Very often he will drop to a very quiet murmur and you will miss entire words and sometimes freezes and have to rewind and turn the volume up then back to normal. He pronounced words strangely and it took me a minute to understand what he was saying. His tone is very dry and emotionless.

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    • Jay Friedman
    • 17/01/2015

    Some chapters riveting, some aimless and boring.

    Where does Genome rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the 60% range. I'm glad I listened to it but it's definitely not among the top books I've ever listened to.

    Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

    The concepts actually were pretty easy to follow. I appreciated it from that standpoint. It didn't get too scienc-y but some of the analogies I felt were actually more confusing than enlightening. Like, "DNA is digital." Well, it's not. Digital is 1s and 0s, DNA is chemical. Had he said "DNA is like digital information" it might have been different.

    What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Other than a british accent, not much.

    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    this would be a terrible title, but it's my synopsis: Choosing one gene or characteristic on each chromosome to tell something about that chromosome.

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 30/06/2013

    Yesterday's Issue's

    I did not enjoy this book, BUT it doesn't mean you won't. Published in 1999, I personally do not feel that it holds up very well. The reason for this is, the author spends really a very small amount of time on the basic science, and quite a lot on social implications and ethics. If this had been a sort of "Traveler's Guide to the Genome", ...which is really what I was hoping for... then I don't think it would have aged much. But social issues, those change quite quickly, and the pop-culture audience is more informed on some things than they might have been in 1999.

    However, this is just my opinion! The narrator is great. If you know absolutely nothing about genetics, as in, haven't turned on a tv or watched a movie in the past 10 years, then you might find this book really interesting!

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    • EminSh
    • 12/08/2018

    A must read to understand self, and determinism

    Ridley has pointed out key points about the specificity and evolution of each chromosome and how they are affecting us, our decisions and life in general.

    This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in human history from biological context not just stories written or told by other humans.