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Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics / Edition 1
     

Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics / Edition 1

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by Philip R. Reilly
 

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ISBN-10: 0879696494

ISBN-13: 9780879696498

Pub. Date: 03/06/2002

Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press


Twenty-four true, wide-ranging tales of crime, history, human behavior, illness, and ethics, told from the personal perspective of the author, an eminent physician-lawyer who uses the stories to illustrate the principles of human genetics and to discuss the broader issues.

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Twenty-four true, wide-ranging tales of crime, history, human behavior, illness, and ethics, told from the personal perspective of the author, an eminent physician-lawyer who uses the stories to illustrate the principles of human genetics and to discuss the broader issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879696498
Publisher:
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date:
03/06/2002
Series:
Science & Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
588,617
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

History: Using DNA to Understand the Past
1. Abraham Lincoln: Did He Have Marfan Syndrome?
2. Kings and Queens: Genetic Disease in Royal Families
3. Toulouse Lautrec: An Artist Despite His Genes
4. Old Bones: DNA and Skeletons

Justice: The DNA Revolution in the Courts
5. DNA Detectives: The New DNA Evidence
6. Cold Hits: The Rise of DNA Felon Databanks
7. Violence: Do Mutations Cause Crime?
8. Wrongful Birth: What Should the Doctor Know?

Behavior: Do Genes Make Us the Way We Are?
9. Mental Illness: How Much Is Genetic?
10. Personality: Were We Born That Way?
11. Talent: Nature or Nurture?
12. Gay Genes: What's the Evidence?

Plants and Animals: Genetic Engineering and Nature
13. Genetically Modified Organisms: The Next Green Revolution?
14. Transgenic Animals: New Food and New Factories
15. Endangered Animals: New Genes to Beat Extinction
16. Xenotransplantation: Animal Organs into Humans

Diseases: The Genetic Revolution in Medicine
17. Cystic Fibrosis: Should Everyone Be Tested?
18. Breast Cancer: The Burden of Knowing
19. Alzheimer Disease: Are You at High Risk?
20. Gene Therapy: The Dreams and the Reality

Dilemmas: Genetic Technologies and Individual Choice
21. Privacy: Who Should be Able to Know Your Genes?
22. Frozen Embryos: People or Property?
23. Cloning: Why is Everyone Opposed?
24. Eugenics: Is it Possible to Improve the Gene Pool?

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Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book uses different aspects of DNA to tell numerous compelling short stories, allowing the lay person to easily understand the technical information behind DNA research and advances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wut a fantabulous book..i love abe...i remember when he was president and the day he was assinated was so darn sad..thanks for clearing many things up for me