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She Has Her Mother's Laugh

The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity

by Carl Zimmer

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She Has Her Mother's Laugh
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The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity
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Carl Zimmer

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The award-winning columnist and author of Parasite Rex presents a history of our understanding of heredity and how it has shaped human society, chronicling the transitions brought about by gene research and sharing anecdotal insights into his own family's experiences while making predictions about how evolving understandings are likely to impact the future.

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CRISPR and other gene technology is exciting, but shouldn't be seen as a panacea for treating illness linked to genetic mutations, says science columnist and author Carl Zimmer. It's still early days for the clinical applications of research. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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A Science Writer Explores The 'Perversions And Potential' Of Genetic Tests

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