The Juggler's Children: A Journey Into Family, Legend And The Genes That Bind Us

March 26, 2013|
The Juggler's Children: A Journey Into Family, Legend And The Genes That Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham
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Carolyn Abraham explores the stunning power and ethical pitfalls of using genetic tests to answer questions of genealogy--by cracking the genome of her own family.
 
Recently, tens of thousands of people have been drawn to mail-order DNA tests to learn about their family roots. Abraham investigates whether this burgeoning new science can help solve 2 mysteries that have haunted her multi-racial family for more than a century. Both hinge on her enigmatic great-grandfathers--a hero who died young and a scoundrel who disappeared. Can the DNA they left behind reveal their stories from beyond the grave?
 
Armed with DNA kits, Abraham criss-crosses the globe, taking cells from relatives and strangers, a genetic journey that turns up far more than she bargained for--ugly truths and moral quandaries. With lively writing and a compelling personal narrative, The Juggler''s Children tackles profound questions around the genetics of identity, race and humanity, and tells a big story about our small world, with vivid proof that genes bind us all to the branches of one family tree.
CAROLYN ABRAHAM is the author of Possessing Genius: The Bizarre Odyssey of Einstein’s Brain, which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. The long-time senior medical-science writer for the Globe and Mail, she is a four-time winner of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association’s...
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Title:The Juggler's Children: A Journey Into Family, Legend And The Genes That Bind Us
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:400 pages, 9.3 X 6.3 X 1.23 in
Shipping dimensions:400 pages, 9.3 X 6.3 X 1.23 in
Published:March 26, 2013
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780679314592

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