Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics

ISBN-10: 0879696494

ISBN-13: 9780879696498

Edition: 2000

Authors: Philip R. Reilly

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List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
Publication date: 3/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 339
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
History: Using DNA to Understand the Past
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
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?
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: What's the Evidence?
Plants and Animals: Genetic Engineering and Nature
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
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
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?
Bibliography
Index
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