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Proceedings of the Russian Academy of DNA Genealogy, 2011 December, vol. 4, No. 12 By Anatole Klyosov
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This is an ongoing edition in the field of DNA genealogy with implications in history, linguistics, anthropology, and family studies
Genes, Flies, Bomb and a Better Life By Geoff Meggitt
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The mysteries of heredity began to succumb to science in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Key steps were the adoption of the fruit fly as an experimental subject and the discovery by Hermann... More > Muller that nuclear radiation causes mutations. These led to maps of the fly's chromosomes as a chain of genes – essentially today's model. Muller's career was nearly ruined by his socialist views and he exiled himself to Germany and then Russia. He left Russia in a hurry in 1937and after a few years in Edinburgh he returned to the USA, where he struggled to find a suitable academic post. Nonetheless, he warned of the genetic hazards of radiation, particularly weapons fallout, when this was officially unwelcome. He also promoted eugenics – racial improvement – right up to his death. This book is not just a brief biography of Muller but a history of how the ideas he inherited, supported and originated subsequently evolved and flowered or foundered.< Less
Standing Tall with Turner Syndrome By Claudette Beit-Aharon, Editor
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A compilation of 18 essays - edited by Claudette Beit Aharon - by women of various ages who have Turner syndrome, and their life experiences living with this condition. There is a foreword by Lynne... More > Levitsky MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital and an introduction by the editor. In addition there is medical information on diagnostic tools and treatments, a FAQ about the syndrome and its ramifications, and a glossary.< Less