BOOK REVIEW: My Beautiful Genome: Exposing Our Genetic Future, One Quirk at a Time by Lone Frank

Review by Tina Hesman Saey

By Science News, 13:29 PM January 12, 2012

Personal genomes, compendiums of a person’s entire genetic makeup, are all the rage. Scientists have deciphered the genetic blueprints of thousands of people, with many more to come. And with the completion of these genetic instruction books, narratives about the genomic revolution have not been far behind.

Danish science writer Frank’s offering is one of the most readable and fascinating of the bunch. Frank guides readers through various ways genetic information is being used. She explore...

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