The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess

Race, Religion, and DNA

Book - 2012
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Reveals the surprising history of a family who believed themselves to be of Native American and Spanish Catholic descent after one family member developed breast cancer and was discovered to be carrying a genetic variant characteristic of Jews.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393081916
Branch Call Number: 616.99449042 W566w 2012
Characteristics: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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A vibrant young Hispano woman, Shonnie Medina, inherits a breast-cancer mutation known as BRCA1.185delAG, a genetic variant characteristic of Jews. The discovery of the gene leads to a fascinating investigation of cultural history and modern genetics by Dr. Harry Ostrer and other experts on the ... Read More »

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