The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us by Carolyn Abraham

The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind Us

byCarolyn Abraham

Kobo ebook | March 26, 2013

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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.


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Title:The Juggler's Children: A Journey into Family, Legend and the Genes that Bind UsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 26, 2013Publisher:Random House of CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307372154

ISBN - 13:9780307372154

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