DNA Testing: Genealogy and Forensics

DNA Testing: Genealogy and Forensics

by The New York Times Editorial Staff


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642821284
Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Looking Forward
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 The Revolution of Personal Genetic Testing

My Genome, My Self Steven Pinker 10

23andMe Will Resume Giving Users Health Data Andrew Pollack 33

With a Simple DNA Test, Family Histories Are Rewritten Gina Kolata 36

Are Genetic Testing Sites the New Social Networks? Alyson Krueger 43

The Online Gene Test Finds a Dangerous Mutation. It May Well Be Wrong. Gina Kolata 48

Chapter 2 Genetic Testing And Medicine

DNA Blueprint for Fetus Built Using Tests of Parents Andrew Pollack 53

The Path to Reading a Newborn's DNA Map Anne Eisenberg 58

New York's Chief Medical Examiner Seeks to Lead in DNA Research J. David Goodman 62

In Iceland's DNA, New Clues to Disease-Causing Genes Carl Zimmer 66

U.S. Introduces New DNA Standard for Ensuring Accuracy of Genetic Tests Robert Pear 70

Pursuit of Cash Taints Promise of Gene Tests Reed Abelson Julie Creswell 73

New Gene Tests Pose a Threat to Insurers Gina Kolata 81

The Struggle to Build a Massive 'Biobank' of Patient Data Gina Kolata 86

Chapter 3 The Adoption of Genetics by Law Enforcement

Biologist Teaches the Nation's Judges About Genetics Claudia Dreifus 92

DNA Evidence Can Be Fabricated, Scientists Show Andrew Pollack 97

Falsely Convicted, Freed and No Longer Quiet Martin Fackler 99

Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look Patricia Cohen 104

Helping Decide Guilt or Innocence Liz Robbins 108

Seeking Answers in Genome of Gunman Gina Kolata 114

Using DNA to Sketch What Victims Look Like; Some Call It Science Fiction Ashley Southall 118

In Africa, Geneticists Are Hunting Poachers Gina Kolata 123

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder Gina Kolata Heather Murphy 128

Chapter 4 Ethical Issues in Genetic Testing

Ethics Questions Arise as Genetic Testing of Embryos Increases Gina Kolata 132

The Fault in Our DNA David Dobbs 138

White? Black? A Murky Distinction Grows Still Murkier Carl Zimmer 142

Disability and the Right to Choose Jennifer Bartlett 146

My 'Orphan Disease' Has Given Me a New Family Rosemarie Garland-Thomson 150

How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of 'Race' David Reich 155

The Racial Spectacle of DNA Test Result Videos Amanda Hess 164

Scientists Can Design 'Better' Babies. Should They? Clyde Haberman 169

Why Many Native Americans Are Angry With Elizabeth Warren Maggie Astor 173

Chapter 5 Scientific Frontiers Opened by Genetic Testing

DNA Double Take Carl Zimmer 176

The Upside of Bad Genes Moises Velasquez-Manoff 184

The Famine Ended 70 Years Ago, but Dutch Genes Still Bear Scars Carl Zimmer 189

David Reich Unearths Human History Etched in Bone Carl Zimmer 193

As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, 'Someone Is Going to Get Hurt' Emily Baumgaertner 203

Glossary 211

Media Literacy Terms 213

Media Literacy Questions 215

Citations 217

Index 221

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