The Human Genome: A User's Guide focuses on the genome that makes us who we are and presents the basics in a clear and readable way for those of us who are not geneticists, even for people who haven’t had a science class since high school. This is one of those rare books that truly succeeds in presenting sound and modern science in a completely accessible way. To understand the science and the ethics we all need to understand the genetic data within our cells and what can and should be done, now and in the future, with that information. The subtitle emphasizes that we all user’s of the genome and have a vested interest in it, whether to understand the nature of genetic diseases or the role of heredity in the development of our personalities. This book teaches what is common to all of us and how our genome makes us all individuals.