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            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

            How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality (Hardback)

            By Rutherford, Adam

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            An illuminating manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation by the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVERYONE WHO EVER LIVED

            ISBN 9781474611244
            Released NZ 11 Feb 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Tony Hill and Carol Jordan
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            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

            Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love (Paperback)

            By Shapiro, Dani

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            In the spring of 2016, Dani Shapiro discovered that her father was not her biological father. Everything she had believed about her identity was a lie. Inheritance is a genetic detective story; a memoir that reads like a thriller, and a book about the extraordinary moment we live... in.
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            ISBN 9781911547501
            Released NZ 5 Aug 2019
            Publisher Daunt Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Genetics For Dummies
             

            Genetics For Dummies (Paperback, 3rd Edition)

            By Robinson, Tara Rodden; Spock, Lisa

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            Your no-nonsense guide to genetics With rapid advances in genomic technologies, genetic testing has become a key part of both clinical practice and research. Scientists are constantly discovering more about how genetics plays a role in health and disease, and healthcare provider...s are using this information to more accurately identify their patients' particular medical needs. Genetic information is also increasingly being used for a wide range of non-clinical purposes, such as exploring one's ancestry. This new edition of Genetics For Dummies serves as a perfect course supplement for students pursuing degrees in the sciences. It also provides science-lovers of all skill levels with easy-to-follow and easy-to-understand information about this exciting and constantly evolving field. This edition includes recent developments and applications in the field of genetics, such as: Whole-genome and whole-exome sequencing Precision medicine and pharmacogenetics Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for health risks Ancestry testing Featuring information on some of the hottest topics in genetics right now, this book makes it easier than ever to wrap your head around this fascinating subject.
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            ISBN 9781119633037
            Released NZ 10 Jan 2020
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are
             

            The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are (Hardback)

            By Copeland, Libby

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              3 May 20

            A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you c...arry certain genetic risks. Or the report could reveal long-buried family secrets and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like Who am I? and Where did I come from? Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject.
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            ISBN 9781419743009
            Released NZ 3 May 2020
            Publisher Abrams
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women
             

            The Better Half: On the Genetic Superiority of Women (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Moalem, Sharon Dr.

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            • Pub Date
              15 Apr 20

            Here are some facts: Women live longer than men. Women have stronger immune systems. They are less likely to suffer from learning and developmental disabilities, and are better at fighting cancer and surviving famine. Women are simply stronger than men at every stage of life, tho...ugh we are taught the opposite. But why? This question haunted Dr. Sharon Moalem throughout his career - when he was treating premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit; when he was recruiting the elderly for neurogenetic studies; when he was tending to HIV-positive orphans in Thailand. He couldn't understand why men were consistently less likely to thrive. And then it all clicked into place: two X chromosomes offer a survival advantage. With clear, captivating prose that weaves together eye-opening research, case studies, and diverse examples -- from the behaviour of honeybees to the fate of the Donner party -- and experiences from his personal life and his own patients, The Better Half explains why genetic females triumph over males when it comes to resiliency, intellect, stamina, immunity and much more. It also calls for a reconsideration of our male-centric, one-size-fits-all view of medical studies and even how we prescribe medications - a view that still sees women through the lens of men. Revolutionary and yet utterly convincing, The Better Half will make you see humanity and the survival of our species anew.
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            ISBN 9780241434840
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes

            Genetics 101: From Chromosomes and the Double Helix to Cloning and DNA Tests, Everything You Need to Know about Genes (Hardback)

            By Skwarecki, Beth

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            A clear and straightforward explanation of genetics in this new edition of the popular 101 series. Our genetic makeup determines so much about who we are, and what we pass on to our children-from eye color, to height, to health, and even our longevity. Genetics 101 breaks down th...e science of how genes are inherited and passed from parents to offspring, what DNA is and how it works, how your DNA affects your health, and how you can use your personal genomics to find out more about who you are and where you come from. Whether you're looking for a better scientific understanding of genetics, or looking into your own DNA, Genetics 101 is your go-to source to discover more about both yourself and your ancestry.
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            ISBN 9781507207642
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
            Publisher Adams Media Corporation
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Adams 101
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            She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

            She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity (Hardback)

            By Zimmer, Carl

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            Award-winning, celebrated New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer presents a history of our understanding of heredity in this sweeping, resonating overview of a force that shaped human society - a force set to shape our future even more radically.

            ISBN 9781509818532
            Released NZ 14 Aug 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Cartoon Guide to Genetics
             

            Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Paperback, New edition)

            Illustrated by Gonick, Larry; By Wheelis, Mark

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            Presents the principles of genetics - classical and modern - in a cartoon format. Anecdotes about how the ancients tried to explain sex determination and inheritance abound, making the learning of the concepts of Mendel's Laws, mutations, DNA and gene splicing easier to understan...d.
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            ISBN 9780062730992
            Released NZ 8 Jul 1991
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Cartoon Guide Series
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            Among the Reeds: The true story of how a family survived the Holocaust
              

            Among the Reeds: The true story of how a family survived the Holocaust (Paperback)

            By Bottner, Tammy

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            In this moving Holocaust memoir, the author, a physician, recounts the saga of her family's experiences during the second world war. This tale, part history, part scientific reflection on epigenetics, takes the reader on a journey that may read like a novel, but is all the more f...ascinating for being true.
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            ISBN 9789492371287
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2017
            Publisher Amsterdam Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures

            Hacking the Code of Life: How gene editing will rewrite our futures (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Carey, Nessa

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            The cutting-edge science that will revolutionise the way we prevent disease

            ISBN 9781785784972
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Hot Science
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