The Truth Is in Her Genes
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|Author||: James Goodwin|
|Editor||: Outskirts Press|
A DNA Test from a Genealogy company was an unexpected gift and may just lead to her death. Life is unpredictable and full of surprise for Delta, whose mother is a prostitute and drug addict. Her father is unknown. Somehow she overcomes disastrous foster care placements and sexual abuse and is able to prosper in the worst of environments. Then her mother dies of a drug overdose when she is 15 and now she is truly alone. A high achiever in school without any support but fate had more in store for her. She is alone so alone that she asks a truck driver who is a total stranger to lie and become her guardian to prevent her from going back in foster care. Surprise, it works and with her guardian's support she achieves all her goals. She completes a biochemical engineering degree on the way to become a medical researcher committed to solving the issue of drug dependence. Accepted at prestigious medical schools she has the world under control, or at least she thinks so. Then-She takes that simple DNA test promoted by an ancestor genealogy site and her world is forever changed. She may find a father she never wanted but at the same time she may be killed for finding him. The few people she loves are now in danger of being hurt or killed because they know her story. Is her father trying to kill her? If not her father, who would want to end her life and why? Just who will save Delta? The truth is in her genes.
|Author||: Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science Richard Dawkins,Richard Dawkins,David Dawkins,RICHARD AUTOR DAWKINS|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press, USA|
An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit
|Author||: Libby Copeland|
A deeply reported look at home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on our culture and on individual lives You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or, the report could reveal a long-buried family secret that upends your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like “Who am I?” and “Where did I come from?” Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject.
|Author||: Steven M. Druker|
|Editor||: Chelsea Green Publishing Company|
Druker discusses how the massive enterprise to restructure the genetic core of the world's food supply came into being, how it advanced by consistently violating the protocols of science, and how for more than three decades, hundreds of eminent biologists and esteemed institutions have systematically contorted the truth in order to conceal the unique risks of its products--and get them onto our dinner plates.
|Author||: Jackie Stacey|
|Editor||: Duke University Press Books|
What might the cinema tell us about how and why the prospect of cloning disturbs our most profound ideas about gender, sexuality, difference, and the body? In The Cinematic Life of the Gene, the pioneering feminist film theorist Jackie Stacey argues that as a cultural technology of imitation, cinema is uniquely situated to help us theorize “the genetic imaginary,” the constellation of fantasies that genetic engineering provokes. Since the mid-1990s there has been remarkable innovation in genetic engineering and a proliferation of films structured by anxieties about the changing meanings of biological and cultural reproduction. Bringing analyses of several of these films into dialogue with contemporary cultural theory, Stacey demonstrates how the cinema animates the tropes and enacts the fears at the heart of our genetic imaginary. She engages with film theory; queer theories of desire, embodiment, and kinship; psychoanalytic theories of subject formation; and debates about the reproducibility of the image and the shift from analog to digital technologies. Stacey examines the body-horror movies Alien: Resurrection and Species in light of Jean Baudrillard’s apocalyptic proclamations about cloning and “the hell of the same,” and she considers the art-house thrillers Gattaca and Code 46 in relation to ideas about imitation, including feminist theories of masquerade, postcolonial conceptualizations of mimicry, and queer notions of impersonation. Turning to Teknolust and Genetic Admiration, independent films by feminist directors, she extends Walter Benjamin’s theory of aura to draw an analogy between the replication of biological information and the reproducibility of the art object. Stacey suggests new ways to think about those who are not what they appear to be, the problem of determining identity in a world of artificiality, and the loss of singularity amid unchecked replication.
|Author||: M. Susan Lindee|
|Editor||: JHU Press|
Genetic research increasingly dominates medical thought and practice in the United States and in many other industrialized nations. Susan Lindee's original study explores the institutions, disciplines, and ideas that initiated the reconfiguration of genetic medicine from a marginal field in the mid-1950s to a core research frontier of biomedicine. Tracing the work of geneticists and other experts in identifying and classifying disease during the explosive period between 1950 and 1980, Lindee identifies the individual "moments of truth" that moved the field away from its eugenic past to the center of a new world view in which nearly all disease is understood to be fundamentally genetic. She suggests that these moments of truth were experienced not only by scientists but also by those who had familial, intimate, emotional knowledge of hereditary disease: patients, family members, and research subjects. Focusing on benchmarks in the fieldâ€”such as the rise of neonatal testing in the 1960s, genetic studies of unique human populations such as the Amish, the development of human cytogenetics and human behavioral genetics, and the efforts to find genes for rare diseases such as familial dysautonomiaâ€”she tracks the emergence of a biomedical consensus that nearly all disease is genetic disease. Using the success of this field as a point of entry, Lindee chronicles both the production of knowledge in biomedicine and changes in the cultural meaning of the body in the late twentieth century. She suggests that scientific knowledge is a community project that is shaped directly by people in many different social and professional locations. The power to experience and report scientific truth may be much more dispersed than it sometimes appears, because people know things about their own bodies, and their knowledge has often been incorporated into the technical infrastructure of genomic medicine. Lindee's pathbreaking study shows the interdependence of technical and social parameters in contemporary biomedicine.
|Author||: Avrum Stroll|
|Editor||: Oneworld Publications Limited|
On this fascinating journey, navigating the borders where science and philosophy meet, Avrum Stroll addresses the major dilemmas that have perplexed humanity since the dawn of reason.
|Author||: Rune Michaels|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
A boy whose manic-depressive mother has always told him that his father won a Nobel Prize, spends his time taking care of her and searching for clues to the identity of the Nobel Prize-winning sperm donor, eventually finding a truth he must learn to accept.
|Author||: David Epstein|
The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports – by the author of Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.
|Author||: Stephen P. Robbins|
|Editor||: FT Press|
One of the world's leading management experts distills today's most important management research into 64 principles. Robbins rips away the hype, fads, and cliches that keep managers from seeing reality, delivering no-holds barred advice for hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, performance evaluation, and more.
|Author||: Eric Wilson|
|Editor||: WaterBrook Press|
When a shadow from his former life reappears and threatens his brother's life, Aramis Black must break free from the guilt of his old ways or succumb to the vengeance of an arrogant psychopath. Original.
|Author||: Robert Plomin|
|Editor||: MIT Press|
A top behavioral geneticist makes the case that DNA inherited from our parents at the moment of conception can predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses. In Blueprint, behavioral geneticist Robert Plomin describes how the DNA revolution has made DNA personal by giving us the power to predict our psychological strengths and weaknesses from birth. A century of genetic research shows that DNA differences inherited from our parents are the consistent lifelong sources of our psychological individuality—the blueprint that makes us who we are. Plomin reports that genetics explains more about the psychological differences among people than all other factors combined. Nature, not nurture, is what makes us who we are. Plomin explores the implications of these findings, drawing some provocative conclusions—among them that parenting styles don't really affect children's outcomes once genetics is taken into effect. This book offers readers a unique insider's view of the exciting synergies that came from combining genetics and psychology. The paperback edition has a new afterword by the author.
|Author||: Jude Willhoff|
He's not what she expected... Starseed is a romantic suspense with a twist of paranormal about Elle Thomas, a hairstylist with psychic abilities. When her hometown of Sweetwater, Colorado is suddenly plagued by UFO sightings, cattle mutilations, abductions and murder, fear is in the hearts of its citizens. Because of her abilities, Elle is shunned. An orphan child found in the wilderness, strangely drawn to the stars, she has always been taunted by her peers about being part alien. It's the last thing she'd ever wanted to be, but her strong psychic abilities make things worse than ever for her. When she meets a handsome mysterious stranger, Kole Stith, her attraction to him is overwhelming and she can't understand why the feelings aren't mutual. Her abilities tell her otherwise. She's what he never knew he always wanted... Confirmed bachelor Kole Stith is sent to Earth to retrieve a Starseed-Elle Thomas, and the Dropa Stones-disks that hold secrets of the universe and return them to the Ancient One. Kole discovers he possesses human emotions and falls for Elle. But he must put his feelings aside and discover who is abducting and murdering the citizens of Sweetwater to prove his people aren't to blame. And he must fulfill the remainder of his mission on Earth: Together, a pure Elle and Kole are the only hope to heal the endangered planet's polluted water. Elle and Kole must travel to other worlds to discover their strength and love for each other. Aliens need love, too!
|Author||: David Reich|
|Editor||: Oxford University Press|
David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.
Retinoic Acid inducible Genes CD38 DOK1 and DOK2 and Their Relevance in Differentiation Therapy Retinoic Acid Resistance Syndrome and Drug Resistance
|Author||: Thomas John Lamkin|
The functional importance of each gene was determined by stable transfection of cDNA into HL-60 cells followed by examination of cellular characteristics in the presence or absence of atRA or VD3. DOK1 and DOK2 over-expression enhanced growth arrest, G1/G0 cell cycle arrest, differentiation, and ERK1/2 phosphorylation.
|Author||: Diane L. Baker,Diane Lynn Baker,Jane L. Schuette,Wendy R. Uhlmann|
Over the past decade, science has made historic progress in identifying the genetic origins of human development and functioning. From Down syndrome to sickle cell anemia, hereditary cancers to neurologic conditions, genetic tests now exist for dozens of human conditions. Research on the human genome continues apace, and the already considerable demand for genetic counseling services can only intensify as new genetic tests become available. The first book devoted exclusively to the principles and practice of genetic counseling, A Guide to Genetic Counseling prepares genetic counselors and health care providers to meet that demand. Reflecting the experiences and expertise of more than a dozen genetic counseling, medical, and legal professionals, this book defines the theory, goals, and core competencies associated with the practice of genetic counseling. Combining clear step-by-step guidelines with many fascinating and instructive case studies, it tutors readers in the gamut of skills, procedures, and ethical, legal, and psychosocial considerations integral to the genetic counseling process, including: Obtaining family histories and interviewing clients Performing medical genetic evaluations Patient education and psychosocial counseling Developing multicultural skills Case preparation and management Medical documentation Ethical and legal conduct Making the most of computer-based resources Professional development. A Guide to Genetic Counseling belongs on the syllabi of all medical and human genetics and genetics counseling certification programs. It is an indispensable working resource for professional genetic counselors and all health care providers charged with educating patients in genetic diseases.
|Author||: Joselin Linder|
A riveting medical mystery about a young woman’s quest to uncover the truth about her likely fatal genetic disorder that opens a window onto the exploding field of genomic medicine When Joselin Linder was in her twenties her legs suddenly started to swell. After years of misdiagnoses, doctors discovered a deadly blockage in her liver. Struggling to find an explanation for her unusual condition, Joselin compared the medical chart of her father—who had died from a mysterious disease, ten years prior—with that of an uncle who had died under similarly strange circumstances. Delving further into the past, she discovered that her great-grandmother had displayed symptoms similar to hers before her death. Clearly, this was more than a fluke. Setting out to build a more complete picture of the illness that haunted her family, Joselin approached Dr. Christine Seidman, the head of a group of world-class genetic researchers at Harvard Medical School, for help. Dr. Seidman had been working on her family’s case for twenty years and had finally confirmed that fourteen of Joselin’s relatives carried something called a private mutation—meaning that they were the first known people to experience the baffling symptoms of a brand new genetic mutation. Here, Joselin tells the story of their gene: the lives it claimed and the future of genomic medicine with the potential to save those that remain. Digging into family records and medical history, conducting interviews with relatives and friends, and reflecting on her own experiences with the Harvard doctor, Joselin pieces together the lineage of this deadly gene to write a gripping and unforgettable exploration of family, history, and love. A compelling chronicle of survival and perseverance, The Family Gene is an important story of a young woman reckoning with her father’s death, her own mortality, and her ethical obligations to herself and those closest to her.