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5.0 out of 5 stars Possible Best Book of the Year
Well-written,well-edited, full of interesting information. This book is not easily summarized since there is hardly a wasted sentence. The only problem may be the intended audience. I have a medical background but not enough genetics to spoil the plot. It is pitched within the range of a "lay" audience but not all may find it as fascinating. Probably too elementary...
Published on July 14, 2011 by James S. Kelley

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3.0 out of 5 stars lots of background
The overview of evolution and genetics goes up to page 150 or so. This is more than half the text. There was a certain amount of repetition in the remainder as well. Many examples get brought up multiple times.

It wasn't poorly written though. My theory is that evolutionary medicine has just not developed as a field to really support such an introductory...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possible Best Book of the Year, July 14, 2011
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This review is from: Principles of Evolutionary Medicine (Oxford Biology) (Paperback)
Well-written,well-edited, full of interesting information. This book is not easily summarized since there is hardly a wasted sentence. The only problem may be the intended audience. I have a medical background but not enough genetics to spoil the plot. It is pitched within the range of a "lay" audience but not all may find it as fascinating. Probably too elementary for a geneticist,too complex for a middle schooler. Everyone else should read this book. It would win an oscar in it's category.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for a growing field, September 11, 2010
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Bought this book for an undergrad course in a new growing way of applying medicine. Its a great introductory text, especially by linking genetics and the bigger picture of medicine, disease, and evaluating disease. A must consider for future doctors, especially with the idea that genetics plays a larger role in disease risk!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lots of background, December 26, 2012
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The overview of evolution and genetics goes up to page 150 or so. This is more than half the text. There was a certain amount of repetition in the remainder as well. Many examples get brought up multiple times.

It wasn't poorly written though. My theory is that evolutionary medicine has just not developed as a field to really support such an introductory textbook.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DNA, October 1, 2011
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Evolutionary medicine is a very interesting matter. This book help in an easy way to understand this theme, I really recommend it.
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Principles of Evolutionary Medicine (Oxford Biology) by Peter D. Gluckman (Paperback - September 14, 2009)
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