The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine (Paperback)
"His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” —Barack Obama
From Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health, 2007 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and 15-year head of the Human Genome Project, comes one of the most important medical books of the year: The Language of Life. With accessible, insightful prose, Dr. Collins describes the medical, scientific, and genetic revolution that is currently unlocking the secrets of “personalized medicine,” and offers practical advice on how to utilize these discoveries for you and your family’s current and future health and well-being. In the words of Dr. Jerome Groopman (How Doctors Think), The Language of Life “sets out hope without hype, and will enrich the mind and uplift the heart.”
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., is a pioneer gene hunter. He spent fifteen years as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he led the international Human Genome Project to a successful completion. For his revolutionary contributions to genetic research he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007, and the National Medal of Science in 2009. He is the Director of the National Institutes of Health.
“His groundbreaking work has changed the very ways we consider our health and examine disease.” — President Barack Obama
“The future of customized medicine is in your DNA; don’t wait until you are sick to learn why.” — Dr. Mehmet Oz, author of You: The Owner's Manual
“With fluid prose and compelling narratives, Francis Collins makes modern medical science vivid and accessible. This book sets out hope without hype, and will enrich the mind and uplift the heart.” — Jerome Groopman, M.D., Recanati Professor, Harvard Medical School, Author of How Doctors Think
“Man’s knowledge of man is undergoing the greatest revolution since Leonardo, and Francis Collins is at the leading edge of it. I am a better doctor today because Dr. Collins was my genetics professor in medical school, and now, the world gets to benefit from his wisdom by reading The Language of Life.” — Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Neurosurgeon at Emory University and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN