Book titles

Finally another book from our Ask a Geneticist section! With lots of extras too!

A Handy Guide to Ancestry and Relationship DNA Tests

D. Barry Starr, Ph.D.

Why does your sister's DNA make it look like she has different ancestors from you? How reliable is that paternity test? What about the one that is supposed to tell you whether your brother and you share one or two parents? If a DNA test says you and I are first cousins, is that all we could be? Dr. Starr answers these and many other questions by explaining the science behind the tests in a simple and entertaining way and then by going through what the tests can and can't tell you about yourself and your relatives using plenty of real stories. If you are thinking of getting a DNA test that looks at relationships or ancestry, this book can help you decide which test to take and then help you interpret the result.

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When Will Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate?: Your Questions on Genetic Traits Answered by Stanford University Scientists

Dale Bodian, Ph.D. and D. Barry Starr, Ph.D., editors

Ever wondered where your blue eyes came from?  How one person can be made up of two people's DNA?  Or how important poop is to science?  Well wonder no more.  When Will Broccoli Taste Like Chocolate answers these questions and a whole lot more.  Like can we genetically alter a person to make them a superhero?  Or why your son has red hair?  Or...

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Back Cover Reviews:

“An excellent introduction to some of the most important concepts in genetics, presented in a light-hearted, entertaining style that will appeal to both adults and younger readers.  The best book in its class.”

Dr. Michael Snyder, Professor and Chair of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine

“Lively and enlightening.  A great read for any curious thinker.”

Jason Scott, Adult reader from California

“An excellent collection of answers to everyday curiosities.”

Matt Thomas, Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences, State College of Florida

 “A rare opportunity for kid’s questions to be answered by cutting edge scientists doing amazing things!    “

Mehdi Panahi,  Biology Teacher,  Overfelt High School,  San Jose, California

"This stuff is so neat!”

Abbie Friedrichs, 9th grade student from Texas

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