#57. A Summary of ‘Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives–and Our Lives Change Our Genes’ by Sharon Moalem

Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: HOW OUR GENES CHANGE OUR LIVES Section A. Basic Genetics 1. Basic (Mendelian) Genetics 2. Congenital Insensitivity to Pain 3. Genetic Detective Work Section B. Genes and Diet: Genetic Disorders of Metabolism 4. … Continue reading

#17. A Summary of ‘The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War and Genius, as Written by Our Genetic Code’ by Sam Kean

Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: THE BASICS OF DNA 1. The Dual Discovery of DNA and Heredity: From Miescher to Mendel a. Friedrich Miescher and the Discovery of DNA b. Gregor Johann Mendel and the Basics of Heredity … Continue reading