Listen free for 30 days

  • The $1,000 Genome

  • The Revolution in DNA Sequencing and the New Era of Personalized Medicine
  • Written by: Kevin Davies
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins

Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo + applicable taxes after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
The $1,000 Genome cover art

The $1,000 Genome

Written by: Kevin Davies
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Try for $0.00

$14.95 a month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy Now for $32.41

Buy Now for $32.41

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Tax where applicable.
activate_primeday_promo_in_buybox_DT

Publisher's Summary

Since the conclusion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, scientists have been racing toward a grand goal: offering individuals a decoding of their complete genetic makeup for just $1,000. As Kevin Davies reveals in this exquisitely reported account, the $1,000 genome will be a reality by 2011 and it will usher in a whole new era of personalized, genomic medicine.

Capable of presenting much more advanced information than the current crop of cheek-swab services, the $1,000 complete genome raises some extraordinary possibilities. We will be able to learn if we have genes that predispose us to a host of diseases and to take a wide range of preventative measures. Drug companies may be able to create versions of drugs tailored specifically to our individual DNA. But we may also face the psychological burden of learning that we have the gene for an incurable disease, such as Parkinson's.

Acclaimed author Kevin Davies introduces the pioneers of this medical revolution and probes deeply into both the medical benefits and ethical issues of personal genetic testing, also exploring the psychological complexities of learning one's DNA results, based on both his own experience of being tested and that of a number of others. The $1,000 Genome is an indispensable guide to the new era of personalized medicine.

©2010 Ken Davies (P)2010 Tantor

What listeners say about The $1,000 Genome

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.