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The Strongest Boy in the World: How Genetic Information Is Reshaping Our Lives

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Philip R. Reilly. 2008. 300 pages. The author tells multiple stories that illustrate how genetics and the study of DNA thread through and illuminate many aspects of our lives. As part of the stories he also discusses the complexities and ethical challenges new findings and technologies in biology bring to us both as individuals and as a society. Soft cover.

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Philip R. Reilly. 2008. 300 pages. The author tells multiple stories that illustrate how genetics and the study of DNA thread through and illuminate many aspects of our lives. As part of the stories he also discusses the complexities and ethical challenges new findings and technologies in biology bring to us both as individuals and as a society.

The stories are well written and encompass many other subjects, including (but not limited to) history, anthropology, forensics, medicine, sports, pets, and agriculture. Specifically, some of the topics discussed include human origins; the role of genetics in sports, longevity, deafness, Huntington's disease, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease; experimental gene therapy; the genetics of corn, dogs, mice, and cats; genetic modification of food crops; Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings; race; severe combined immunodeficiency; intelligence; San Luis Valley syndrome; personal genomics; stem cell research; and more.

Written by an author who is a clinical geneticist, lawyer, and a consultant in biotechnology, this book contains material ideal for explaining to students the relevance of genetics and biotechnology to their lives. Soft cover.

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