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The Resource The genome odyssey : medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them, Euan Angus Ashley, M.D., Ph.D

The genome odyssey : medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them, Euan Angus Ashley, M.D., Ph.D

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The genome odyssey : medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them
Title
The genome odyssey
Title remainder
medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them
Statement of responsibility
Euan Angus Ashley, M.D., Ph.D
Title variation
Medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Euan Ashley, Stanford professor of medicine and genetics, brings the breakthroughs of precision medicine to vivid life through the real diagnostic journeys of his patients and the tireless efforts of his fellow doctors and scientists as they hunt to prevent, predict, and beat disease. Since the Human Genome Project was completed in 2003, the price of genome sequencing has dropped at a staggering rate. It's as if the price of a Ferrari went from $350,000 to a mere forty cents. Through breakthroughs made by Dr. Ashley's team at Stanford and other dedicated groups around the world, analyzing the human genome has decreased from a heroic multibillion dollar effort to a single clinical test costing less than $1,000. For the first time we have within our grasp the ability to predict our genetic future, to diagnose and prevent disease before it begins, and to decode what it really means to be human. In The Genome Odyssey, Dr. Ashley details the medicine behind genome sequencing with clarity and accessibility. More than that, with passion for his subject and compassion for his patients, he introduces readers to the dynamic group of researchers and doctor detectives who hunt for answers, and to the pioneering patients who open up their lives to the medical community during their search for diagnoses and cures. He describes how he led the team that was the first to analyze and interpret a complete human genome, how they broke genome speed records to diagnose and treat a newborn baby girl whose heart stopped five times on the first day of her life, and how they found a boy with tumors growing inside his heart and traced the cause to a missing piece of his genome. These patients inspire Dr. Ashley and his team as they work to expand the boundaries of our medical capabilities and to envision a future where genome sequencing is available for all, where medicine can be tailored to treat specific diseases and to decode pathogens like viruses at the genomic level, and where our medical system as we know it has been completely revolutionized"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ashley, Euan A
Dewey number
572.8/6
Index
index present
LC call number
QH447
LC item number
.A84 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
QU 460
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genomics
  • Medical genetics
  • Medicine, Preventive
  • Genomics
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Genomics
  • Medical genetics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
  • HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Genetic
Target audience
adult
Label
The genome odyssey : medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them, Euan Angus Ashley, M.D., Ph.D
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Starting up, reaching out
  • Part II: Disease detectives.
  • Undiagnosed
  • The luck of the Irish
  • Next-day delivery
  • Hoofbeats in Central Park
  • Part III: Affairs of the heart.
  • Whisky à go-go
  • How many genomes are you?
  • Shake, rattle, and roll
  • Preface
  • River of the land of pine trees
  • Songs in the key of life
  • Part IV: Precisely accurate medicine.
  • Superhumans
  • Precision medicine
  • Genome surgery
  • The road ahead
  • Part I: The early genomes.
  • Patient Zero
  • Team of teams
  • Once removed
  • Genome illumination
  • First family
  • Buffalo buffalo buffalo
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1198987902
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 380 pages
Isbn
9781250234995
Lccn
2020042046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The genome odyssey : medical mysteries and the incredible quest to solve them, Euan Angus Ashley, M.D., Ph.D
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Starting up, reaching out
  • Part II: Disease detectives.
  • Undiagnosed
  • The luck of the Irish
  • Next-day delivery
  • Hoofbeats in Central Park
  • Part III: Affairs of the heart.
  • Whisky à go-go
  • How many genomes are you?
  • Shake, rattle, and roll
  • Preface
  • River of the land of pine trees
  • Songs in the key of life
  • Part IV: Precisely accurate medicine.
  • Superhumans
  • Precision medicine
  • Genome surgery
  • The road ahead
  • Part I: The early genomes.
  • Patient Zero
  • Team of teams
  • Once removed
  • Genome illumination
  • First family
  • Buffalo buffalo buffalo
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1198987902
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 380 pages
Isbn
9781250234995
Lccn
2020042046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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