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Gridlock: A Scientific Thriller by [Ziegler, Alvin]
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While updating computer networks in Beth Israel Medical Center, Alvin saw firsthand how biology and computers were converging. A revolution had begun, but few knew about it. Petri dishes and microscopes were being replaced with databases and computer workstations. It was the start of personalized medicine...the decoding of the human genome. The advancement came like a tidal wave. The digital revolution had finally wound its way home...to our bodies. The Internet age, which had disrupted the newspaper, music, book, and movie industries, would now extend our lives. Landing in Fort Lauderdale, Alvin's curiosity was piqued. Customized drugs were replacing one-size-fits-all prescriptions. Scientists were unlocking the secrets of DNA to find our susceptibilities to disease so precision treatment could become routine. The more he dug, the more hooked he became. Turns out diseases like cancer are as individual as a fingerprint. But such radical modernization would not come without push back. Careers and fortunes depend on old healthcare practices. How far would detractors go to halt progress? That's what GRIDLOCK explores. Becoming a bit obsessive with research, he interviewed genomics companies such as Celera, which decoded the human genome at a fraction of the cost of the U.S. government, Illumina, which makes genomic medical devices, the San Francisco FBI and super computing professionals. Ultimately, GRIDLOCK came together as a plot-driven thriller, building to an unexpected and furious face off.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4060 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Loma Vista Press (7 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FQPF0FY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #603,539 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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