DNA Detective by Tanya Lloyd KyiDNA Detective by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

DNA Detective

byTanya Lloyd KyiIllustratorLil Crump

Hardcover | August 7, 2015

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It’ll take a genetics genius to solve this crime ...

In the center of almost every cell in our bodies, there’s a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like: “Create two legs, two arms, two eyes, and one nose.” But how can so much information be squeezed into such a tiny space?

In DNA Detective, Lloyd Kyi unravels the mystery of our genetic blueprint. She explains the basics of genetics in simple, clear language, and reveals the fascinating, and frequently entertaining stories of the researchers who discovered pieces of the DNA puzzle.

As they learn the science of genes, readers will apply what they learn at the end of each chapter in an engaging challenge: helping a young detective eliminate suspects to solve a major crime, based on a real-world case.

Meet the genetics rock stars like Frederick Sanger, whose groundbreaking research won him two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry; or Rosalind Franklin, who created the first clear image of DNA. Discover why humans are more like flies or mice than we’d like to admit, how to clone a sheep, and what palindromes have to do with DNA.

From genetically-engineered pets to a dating app that helps Icelanders avoid marrying their cousins, the world of DNA will surprise and delight you. Full-color photographs complement the text, while Lil Crump’s lively illustrations keep readers entertained.

Tanya Lloyd Kyi is the award-winning author of 16 books for young readers, including DNA Detective, When the Worst Happens, and 50 Poisonous Questions. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Lil Crump is a Graphic and Visual Design artist, with some fine art and bookmaking training. Her work has appeared in books published by variou...
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Title:DNA DetectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:120 pages, 9.3 × 6.73 × 0.46 inPublished:August 7, 2015Publisher:Annick PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554517745

ISBN - 13:9781554517749

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“A great resource for a school science class … even high-schoolers would enjoy it.” —Biblioquacious, 04/13/17

- Victoria Hyde - Biblioquacious