Reviews and Blog Posts: genetics

The human age the world shaped by us

by Diane Ackerman

Reviewer Rating:
3

Ackerman's book is a fascinating look at the Anthopecene Age--where we are now living in geologic time--and the global effects that humans are having on our planet and all of the species that live on it. Covering topics as varied as climate change, green buildings, invasive species, epigenetics, animals in...

The Rosie project : a novel

by Graeme C Simsion

Reviewer Rating:
5

Don is a geneticist who decides he needs a wife, hence initiating the Wife Project in his best scientific mode. Somewhere on the autism spectrum, Don finds that his clear and logical requirements somehow don’t mesh with Rosie who has a need for a geneticists help in determining her real...

The violinist's thumb : and other lost tales of love, war, and genius, as written by our genetic code

by Sam Kean

Reviewer Rating:
4

What do you know about DNA? Want to know more? Be entertained while you learn and pick up this book! Kean covers everything from how DNA works and how scientists sequence it to the many controversies studying DNA has contributed to. Do cat hoarders have altered DNA that compels them...

The stuff of life : a graphic guide to genetics and DNA

by Mark Schultz

Reviewer Rating:
4

Did you ever wish that you understood what people were talking about when they mentioned DNA, RNA, and genes? Do you hear things about gene therapy and cloning and wonder how they really work? Or maybe you've just gotten to a section on genetics in your science class in school...

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