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Author Reilly, Philip
Title Abraham Lincoln's DNA : And Other Adventures in Genetics
Imprint Woodbury : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2000
Descript 1 online resource (359 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- HISTORY Using DNA to Understand the Past -- 1 Abraham Lincoln Did He Have Marfan Syndrome? -- 2 Kings and Queens Genetic Diseases 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 Genes and 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 This 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 Foods and New Factories -- 15 Endangered Species New Genes Beat Extinction -- 16 Xenotransplantation Animal Organs to Save 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 Dream and the Reality -- DILEMMAS Genetic Technologies and Individual Choice -- 21 Genetic Testing and Privacy Who Should Be Able to Know Your Genes? -- 22 Frozen Embryos People or Property? -- 23 Cloning Why Is Everyone Opposed? -- 24 Eugenics Can We Improve the Gene Pool? -- Bibliography -- Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Reilly, Philip Abraham Lincoln's DNA : And Other Adventures in Genetics Woodbury : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press,c2000 9780879695804
Subject Human genetics -- Popular works.;Medical genetics -- Popular works.;Genetic engineering -- Popular works
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