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The Resource She has her mother's laugh : the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity, Carl Zimmer

She has her mother's laugh : the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity, Carl Zimmer

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She has her mother's laugh : the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity
Title
She has her mother's laugh
Title remainder
the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity
Statement of responsibility
Carl Zimmer
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this thought-provoking book, award-winning New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity, in a wide-ranging, ambitious and original investigation of a force that has crucially shaped human society--and is set to shape our future even more radically. Heredity isn't a simple matter of genes that pass from parent to child. It continues within our own bodies, as a single cell gives rise to the trillions that make up an adult. We say we inherit genes from our ancestors--using a verb that once specifically referred to kingdoms and aristocratic estates--but we also inherit other things that matter as much or more to our lives, from microbes to the technologies we use to make life more comfortable. We need a new--broader-ranging--definition of what heredity is. Weaving historical and current scientific research, original reporting and his own experience as a father of two daughters, Zimmer unpacks the urgent ethical quandries that arise from new biomedical technologies, but also long-standing presumptions about who we really are and what it is that we can pass on to future generations"--
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Awards note
Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction, Longlist
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1966-
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Zimmer, Carl
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Heredity
  • Human genetics
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She has her mother's laugh : the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity, Carl Zimmer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-642) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. A stroke on the cheek -- The light trifle of his substance -- Traveling across the face of time -- This race should end with them -- Attagirl -- Part II. Wayward DNA -- An evening's revelry -- The sleeping branches -- Individual Z -- Mongrels -- Nine foot high complete -- Ed and Fred -- Part III. The pedigree within -- Ex ovo omnia -- Witches'-broom -- Chimeras -- Part IV. Other channels -- You, my friend, are a wonderland -- Flowering monsters -- The teachable ape -- Part V. The sun chariot -- Yet did he greatly dare -- Orphaned at conception -- The planet's heirs
Control code
on1013971485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 656 pages
Isbn
9781509818532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013971485
Label
She has her mother's laugh : the powers, perversions, and potential of heredity, Carl Zimmer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 599-642) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. A stroke on the cheek -- The light trifle of his substance -- Traveling across the face of time -- This race should end with them -- Attagirl -- Part II. Wayward DNA -- An evening's revelry -- The sleeping branches -- Individual Z -- Mongrels -- Nine foot high complete -- Ed and Fred -- Part III. The pedigree within -- Ex ovo omnia -- Witches'-broom -- Chimeras -- Part IV. Other channels -- You, my friend, are a wonderland -- Flowering monsters -- The teachable ape -- Part V. The sun chariot -- Yet did he greatly dare -- Orphaned at conception -- The planet's heirs
Control code
on1013971485
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 656 pages
Isbn
9781509818532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013971485

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