When A Gene Makes You Smell Like A Fish: ...and Other Amazing Tales About The Genes In Your Body

When a Gene Makes You Smell Like a Fish: ...and Other Amazing Tales about the Genes in Your Body

by Lisa Seachrist Chiu

rating: 4.6 (7 reviews)

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From the gene that causes people to age prematurely to the "bitter gene" that may spawn broccoli haters, this book explores a few of the more exotic locales on the human genome, highlighting some of


Amazon rank: #239,067
Price: $17.41

bound: 240 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 8, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0195327063
ISBN-13: 978-0195327069
Weight: 13.1 ounces


























Aug 21, 2012 Allyson Dyar rated it really liked it Shelves: science The book starts off promising enough with the case of Sandy who smelled, as the title of the book proclaims, like a fishflag Like see review Lisa Seachrist Chiu has a smorgasbord of stories to tell about rare and not so rare genetic quirksWe read about the Dracula Gene, a mutation in zebra fish that causes blood cells to explode on contact with light, and suites of genes that also influence behavior and physical characteristics; the Tangier Island Gene, first discovered after physicians discovered a boy with orange tonsils (scientists now realize that the child's odd condition comes from an inability to process cholesterol); and Wilson's Disease, a gene defect that fails to clear copper from the body, which can trigger schizophrenia and other neurological symptoms, and can be fatal if left untreatedflag Like see review May 26, 2011 Genetic Cuckoo rated it really liked it Shelves: science A great book discussing the wonders of your genomeHer examples Since females have two X chromosomes and men only one, in females one of the two X chromosomes is turned off, so males and females will produce equal amounts of the gene's protein productListed as a Young adult book so it reads easy but the science can get a bit hard for a middle schooler flag Like see review Are you sure you want to continue?CANCELOKLoading

The Schwarzenegger gene: from mighty mice to hulking humanCommunity Reviews No reviews have been written yetInnate sensing genesThe cheeseburger geneExploreEXPLORE BY INTERESTSCareer & MoneyBusiness Biography & HistoryEntrepreneurshipLeadership & MentoringMoney ManagementTime ManagementPersonal GrowthHappinessPsychologyRelationships & ParentingReligion & SpiritualitySelf-ImprovementPolitics & Current AffairsPoliticsSocietyScience & TechScienceTechHealth & FitnessFitnessNutritionSports & RecreationWellnessLifestyleArts & LanguagesFashion & BeautyFood & WineHome & GardenTravelEntertainmentCelebrity Biography & MemoirPop CultureBiographies & HistoryBiography & MemoirHistoryFictionChildrens & YAClassic LiteratureContemporary FictionHistorical FictionLGBTQ FictionMystery, Thriller & CrimeRomanceScience Fiction & FantasyBROWSE BY CONTENT TYPEBooksAudiobooksNews & MagazinesSheet MusicUploadSign inJoinclose user settings menuOptionsJoinSign InUploadThe author takes the reader through the biology behind trimethylaminuria (TMAU) also known as the fish-odor syndrome.I had hoped that the rest of the book would be case studies of unusual genetic diseases; instead, the author takes a highly technical approach of biological genetics.As most of you know, Im majorily fond of medical history especially genetic disease and while The book starts off promising enough with the case of Sandy who smelled, as the title of the book proclaims, like a fishThe cut-and-paste genesIt is facinating and interesting and hard to put down

Mar 05, 2007 Laura rated it liked it Recommends it for: People who like popular science It's a little dense on the sciency genetic talk, but now I know way more about weird genetic crap that science is still trying to figure outRead full reviewIt does introduce a lot of cool genetic concepts like Lyonization, PAMPS and SNPsBuy the Full Version You're Reading a Free Preview Pages 192 to 232 are not shown in this previewSome of my favorite are the werewolf gene, and the dracula gene

However, some peoples, such as northern Europeans, have developed a tolerance for milk into adulthoodAug 07, 2007 miffyness rated it it was ok Shelves: library-books It was really just disease after disease after disease, and although they were interesting, you would probably be familiar with a lot of them if you've read any other books about geneticsflag Like see review Nov 29, 2012 Amber rated it really liked it Very interesting bookThe fragile XThere is currently 1 available It certainly reads like one f8c43f8250

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