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The New Healers: The Promise and Problems of Molecular Medicine in the Twenty-First Century

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The New Healers: The Promise and Problems of Molecular Medicine in the Twenty-First Century - Clark, William R
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Human beings have on the order of 100,000 different genes encoding the molecules needed to build and operate the human body; defects in any one of them can lead to disastrous consequences. There are an estimated 4,000 genetic disorders, which can be every bit as devastating as the diseases caused by bacteria or viruses, and in one way they are much worse: we pass them on to our children, generation after generation after generation. The New Healers is the story of the devastation these diseases cause, and the scientific ...

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The New Healers: The Promise and Problems of Molecular Medicine in the Twenty-First Century 1999, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195130843

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