Genetic Twists of Fate (MIT Press)

Genetic Twists of Fate (MIT Press)

Genetic Twists of Fate (MIT Press)

Stanley Fields


News tales record nearly day-by-day at the amazing development scientists are making in unraveling the genetic foundation of disorder and behaviour. in the meantime, new applied sciences are swiftly lowering the price of examining a persons' own DNA (all six billion letters of it). in the subsequent ten years, hospitals may well current mom and dad with their newborn's entire DNA code together with her footprints and APGAR rating. In Genetic Twists of Fate, amazing geneticists Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston support us make feel of the genetic revolution that's upon us. Fields and Johnston inform genuine existence tales that hinge at the inheritance of 1 tiny swap instead of one other in an individual's DNA: a mom wrongly accused of poisoning her younger son whilst the genuine killer was once a genetic disease; the display siren who might not take into account her traces as a result of Alzheimer's illness; and the president who was once taken care of with rat poison to avoid one other center assault. In an enticing and available type, Fields and Johnston clarify what our own DNA code is, how a couple of changes in its lengthy checklist of DNA letters makes every one folks distinct, and the way that code impacts our visual appeal, our habit, and our danger for such universal illnesses as diabetes or cancer.

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