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Abraham Lincoln's DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics

By Philip R Reilly
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Book Details
  • Author: Philip R Reilly
  • Publisher: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Edition: 1
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.