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Human Genome Sourcebook.

Human Genome Sourcebook

Tara Acharya & Neeraja Sankaran

Greenwood Press

88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881

1573565296 $85.00 1-800-225-5800 www.greenwood.com

Don't look for yet another book about the Human Genome Project, though of course it's mentioned--HUMAN GENOME SOURCEBOOK is much more, discussing what constitutes the human genome, what genes do when they are acting properly and what happens when they're damaged. And even better, it's written with non-specialists in mind: details are inclusive but not so technical the average lay person can't understand, and while it offers extensive in-depth details and chapters in everything from terms and concepts to diseases, its function as an understandable overview isn't lost. A 'must' for any high school or college collection and perfect for public library holdings, as well.
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