Part V Disease: The Genetic Revolution in Medicine
We all know people with either cystic fibrosis, breast cancer or Alzheimer disease but have you ever thought of being tested for them or if you might be as risk of getting one? Would gene therapy help? Part V will examine these questions and address the burden of knowing you have the gene for one of them.
Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Phillip R. Reilly is a great introduction to genetics as it provides definitions of scientific terms and traces the history of genetics. The story tells very interesting case to understand the problems that can arise within the field of genetics.
Reserve a book at the Rochester Public Library or you can purchase your own copy! To be part of the club you can read the whole book or just parts you are interested in.