Part I History: Using DNA to Understand the Past
Abraham Lincoln was very tall for his generation, leading researchers to think he may have had a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome… did he? This part also digs into the past of royal families! Can bones give us more details? Read part 1 and join us to discuss!
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.