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Author Chiu, Lisa Seachrist.
Title When a gene makes you smell like a fish-- and other tales about the genes in your body / Lisa Seachrist Chiu ; illustrations by Judith A. Seachrist.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

Subject Human genetics -- Popular works.
Human genetics -- Anecdotes.
Alt Name Seachrist, Judith A.
Description 1 online resource (x, 219 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-209) and index.
Contents When a gene makes you smell like a fish -- It takes two to tango -- The first gene -- Phenylketonuria and the first genetic test -- Maple syrup urine -- The Tangier Island gene -- The Celtic curse -- Metallic madness -- Just one bad apple-- -- The long stretch gene -- The Dracula gene -- The expandable gene -- You can blame it on mom -- The gene that launched a revolution -- The fragile X -- The werewolf gene -- The cue ball gene -- Leaving an imprint -- Whither mom or dad gene -- The calico cat gene -- When a gene won't silence -- Just a little piece of the puzzle -- Speaking with a "forked tongue" -- The cheeseburger gene -- The bitter gene, or the battle over broccoli -- The Schwarzenegger gene: from mighty mice to hulking human -- A performance gene -- An aging gene -- In the beginning-- -- The cut-and-paste genes -- Jomon genes -- Survivors' benefit -- The pregnancy genes -- The "got milk?" gene -- Innate sensing genes -- The sidedness genes -- Epilogue: snippets of information reveal the whole? -- Appendix: a genetics primer.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199716722 (electronic bk.)
0199716722 (electronic bk.)
9781435638891 (electronic bk.)
1435638891 (electronic bk.)
0195169948 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195169942
OCLC # 219733144
Additional Format Print version: Chiu, Lisa Seachrist. When a gene makes you smell like a fish-- and other tales about the genes in your body. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007 9780195327069 0195327063 (DLC) 2007282514 (OCoLC)191767593