Naperville Public Library Catalog
     
Limit search to available items
Results Page:  Previous Next
Author Johnson, Mark, author.

Title One in a billion : the story of Nic Volker and the dawn of genomic medicine / Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher.

Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Biography  616.042 VOL    AVAILABLE
QR Code
Description vi, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-238) and index.
Summary In this landmark medical narrative, in the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher chronicle the story of Nic Volker, the Wisconsin boy at the center of a daring breakthrough in medicine—a complete gene sequencing to discover the cure for an otherwise undiagnosable illness. At just two years old, Nic experienced a searing pain that signaled the awakening of a new and deadly disease, one that would hurl Nic and his family up against the limits of modern medicine. For years, through false starts and failed cures, Nic holds on to life, buoyed up by his mother’s fierce drive to get him the care he needs. But when even the world’s experts are stumped by Nic’s illness, his doctors come up with a radical, long-shot plan: a step into the unknown. The next major scientific frontier, following the completion of the Human Genome Project, was to figure out how to use our new knowledge to save lives—to bring genomic or personalized medicine into reality. It’s a quest that is undertaken by researchers around the world. But it is only when geneticist Howard Jacob hears about young Nic that the finish line finally comes into sight: It’s no longer a race to make history. It’s a race to save this boy’s life.
Subject Volker, Nic -- Health.
Medical genetics -- Case studies.
Genomics.
Personalized medicine.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Gallagher, Kathleen, author.
Added Title Nic Volker and the dawn of genomic medicine
ISBN 9781451661323 : HRD
1451661320 : HRD
Patron reviews: add a review
Click for more information
BOOK
No one has rated this material

You can...
Also...
- Find similar reads
- Add a review
- Sign-up for Newsletter
- Suggest a purchase
- Can't find what you want?
More Information

 

Library Catalog | Library Website

Questions? Contact Us at 630.961.4100
"My Account": Ext. 2212 / 4921 / 6103 / 6322 (cirq@naperville-lib.org)
Reference: Ext. 2201 / 4941 / 6311 (question@naperville-lib.org)
Library hours
Mon - Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm