by Robert Pollack, 212 pp, $19.95, ISBN 0-395-64498-4, New York, NY, Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
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This is a magnificent book. Robert Pollack, a renowned molecular biologist and teacher at Columbia University, presents here a notably candid, elegant, and penetrating meditation for the general reader on the revolutionary changes under way in the field of human genetics, the rapidly expanding (and exploited) set of technologies based on the manipulation of the genetic material deoxyribonucleic acid—DNA—and the im
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