Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics
For laypeople and professionals alike who yearn for a better understanding of genetically engineered crops, DNA fingerprinting, cloning, or gene therapy, here is a valuable addition to a small but critical literature that will frame the public discourse as it is decided how to use the burgeoning knowledge of the genome. The lessons are delivered in the course of fascinating historical tales (including an especially enjoyable chapter on Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec) with a hint of Lewis Thomas-like awe and fascination with the power of genetic analysis.
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Old Bones DNA and Skeletons
Justice The DNA Revolution in the Courts
DNA Detectives The New DNA Evidence
Cold Hits The Rise of DNA Felon Databanks
Genes and Violence Do Mutations Cause Crime?
Transgenic Animals New Foods and New Factories
Endangered Species New Genes Beat Extinction
Xenotransplantation Animal Organs to Save Humans
Diseases The Genetic Revolution in Medicine
Cystic Fibrosis Should Everyone Be Tested?
Breast Cancer The Burden of Knowing
Alzheimer Disease Are You at High Risk?
Gene Therapy The Dream and the Reality
Wrongful Birth What Should the Doctor Know?
Behavior Do Genes Make Us the Way We Are?
Mental Illness How Much Is Genetic?
Personality Were We Born This Way?
Talent Nature or Nurture?
Gay Genes Whats the Evidence?
Plants and Animals Genetic Engineering and Nature
Genetically Modified Organisms The Next Green Revolution?
Dilemmas Genetic Technologies and Individual Choice
Genetic Testing and Privacy Who Should Be Able to Know Your Genes?
Frozen Embryos People or Property?
Cloning Why Is Everyone Opposed?
Eugenics Can We Improve the Gene Pool?
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