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            Connections: A Story of Human Feeling

            Connections: A Story of Human Feeling (Hardback)

            By Deisseroth, Karl

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            In this ground-breaking tour of the human mind, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist explores the origins of human emotion through the stories of his patients. Why do we feel what we feel? How do we define 'sanity'? Can a lost mind be found again? Since the dawn of hu...mankind, mental illness has been one of our greatest causes of suffering as a species. But for the majority of our history, its causes have remained a mystery. Now, science has reached a tipping point. In Connections, Professor Karl Deisseroth shares his breakthrough discovery, Optogenetics, a biological technique that allows us to decipher the brain's inner workings using light. With moving and revelatory stories from both personal and professional experience, he reveals what mental illnesses really are, why we suffer from them, and the unexpected role they have played in our evolution. Illuminating the roots of misunderstood diseases and conditions such as depression, schizophrenia, dementia and sociopathy, and answering some of the most timeless questions about the human condition, Connections transforms the way we understand the brain - and our very selves.
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            ISBN 9780241381861
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The End of Genetics: Designing Humanity's DNA
             

            The End of Genetics: Designing Humanity's DNA (Hardback)

            By Goldstein, David B.

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              25 Jan 22

            An urgent plea for a broader understanding and awareness of the unconsidered dangers of new genetic technologies

            ISBN 9780300219395
            Released NZ 25 Jan 2022
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans

            The Mutant Project: Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Kirksey, Eben

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            An anthropologist visits the frontiers of the next scientific revolution to ask- whose values are guiding gene editing experiments, and what are the implications for humanity? At a conference in Hong Kong in November 2018, Dr He Jiankui announced that he had created the first gen...etically modified babies - twin girls named Lulu and Nana - sending shockwaves around the world. A year later, a Chinese court sentenced Dr He to three years in prison for 'illegal medical practice'. As scientists elsewhere start to catch up with China's vast genetic research program, gene editing is fuelling an innovation economy that threatens to widen racial and economic inequality. Fundamental questions about science, health and social justice are at stake. Who gets access to gene editing technologies? As countries around the globe, from the United States to Indonesia, loosen regulations, can we shape research agendas to promote an ethical and fair society? In The Mutant Project, Eben Kirksey takes us on a groundbreaking journey to meet the key scientists, lobbyists and entrepreneurs who are bringing cutting-edge genetic modification tools like CRISPR to your local clinic. He also ventures beyond the scientific echo chamber, talking to disabled scholars, doctors, hackers, activists and chronically ill patients who have alternative visions of a future shaped by genetic engineering.
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            ISBN 9781760642150
            Published NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
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            The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them

            The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them (Hardback)

            By Ashley, Euan Angus

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            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 pre...vent, 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
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            ISBN 9781250234995
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher St Martin's Press
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            30-Second Genetics: The 50 most revolutionary discoveries in genetics, each explained in half a minute

            30-Second Genetics: The 50 most revolutionary discoveries in genetics, each explained in half a minute (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Weitzman, Jonathan; Weitzman, Matthew

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            30-Second Genetics charts the most extraordinary discoveries, from the fundamentals of cell biology to the almost unbelievable advances in DNA sequencing and stem cell technology.

            ISBN 9780711252387
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series 30 Second
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            Connections: A Story of Human Feeling

            Connections: A Story of Human Feeling (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Deisseroth, Karl

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            In this ground-breaking tour of the human mind, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist uses the stories of his patients to explore the origins of human emotion. Since the dawn of humankind, mental illness has been one of our greatest causes of suffering as a species. Bu...t for the majority of our history, its causes have remained a mystery. Now, science has reached a tipping point. In Projections, Professor Karl Deisseroth - whose breakthrough discovery, Optogenetics, allows us to decipher the brain's inner workings using light - reveals what mental illnesses really are, why we suffer from them, and the unexpected role they have played in our evolution. With moving and revelatory stories from both personal and professional experience, Deisseroth takes us on a dazzling journey through the depths of emotion, illuminating the roots of depression and schizophrenia, the causes of sociopathy and autism, and the sometimes counter-intuitively positive effects disorders such as mania have had on human survival. With a novelist's flair and nuance he sheds new light on much misunderstood diseases and conditions like dementia and psychosis, and shows us just what is at stake in his psychiatric practice - the collapse of the self. Answering some of the most timeless questions about the human condition - why do we feel what we feel? How do we define 'sanity'? Can a lost mind be found again? - Projections transforms the way we understand the brain, and our very selves.
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            ISBN 9780241381878
            Released NZ 14 Sep 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Year in Human and Medical Genetics: New Trends in Mendelian Genetics, Volume 1214

            The Year in Human and Medical Genetics: New Trends in Mendelian Genetics, Volume 1214 (Paperback)

            Edited by Casanova, Jean-Laurent; Abel, Laurent; Lyonnet, Stanislas

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            The latest edition of The Year in Human and Medical Genetics explores new trends in Mendelian genetics. While Mendelian genetics is often seen as an out-dated discipline of interest to rare patients and few scholars, there have been many ground-breaking discoveries have been made... in Mendelian genetics in the last decade.
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            ISBN 9781573317894
            Released NZ 4 Mar 2011
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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            Genetic Data Analysis II: Methods for Discrete Population Genetic Data

            Genetic Data Analysis II: Methods for Discrete Population Genetic Data (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2001)

            By Weir, Bruce S.

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            This revised and expanded second edition of Genetic Data Analysis details the statistical methodology needed to draw inferences from discrete genetic data. It includes an expanded treatment of linkage and a chapter on individual identification.

            ISBN 9780878939022
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2001
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Clinical Trials of Genetic Therapy with Antisense DNA and DNA Vectors
             

            Clinical Trials of Genetic Therapy with Antisense DNA and DNA Vectors (Hardback)

            Edited by Wickstrom, Eric

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            A collection of clinical and preclinical reports on genetic therapy. It describes illustrative examples of diseases in which gene-based interventions are presently plausible, and presents case studies of research using both synthetic oligonucleotides and biological vectors. It al...so furnishes an historical overview of genetic therapy.
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            ISBN 9780824700850
            Released NZ 21 Apr 1998
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

            The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine (Hardback)

            By Comfort, Nathaniel C.

            A thoughtful new look at the entwined histories of genetic medicine and eugenics, with probing discussion of the moral risks of seeking human perfection

            ISBN 9780300169911
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2012
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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