Abraham Lincoln's DNA and other adventures in genetics / Philip R. Reilly
- Reilly, Philip, 1947-
- Cold Spring Harbor, NY : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Abraham Lincoln : did he have Marfan syndrome? -- Kings and queens : genetic diseases in royal families -- Toulouse-Lautrec : an artist despite his genes -- Old bones : DNA and skeletons -- DNA detectives : the new DNA evidence -- Cold hits : the rise of DNA felon databanks -- Genes and violence : do mutations cause crime? -- Wrongful birth : what should the doctor know? -- Mental illness : how much is genetic? -- Personality : were we born this way? -- Talent : nature or nurture? -- Gay genes : what's the evidence? -- Genetically modified organisms : the next green revolution? -- Transgenic animals : new foods and new factories -- Endangered species : new genes beat extinction -- Xenotransplantation : animal organs to save humans -- 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 -- 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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0879695803 (cloth : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-330) and index.
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