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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 




Currently reading

Rudyard Kipling, A.L. Rowse
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Andrea Wulf
Progress: 110/341 pages
Dies the Fire
S.M. Stirling
Progress: 623/1380 minutes

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA

The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA - Jeff Wheelwright This book is a well researched social history of the discovery of the BRCA gene mutations in the Hispanos of the San Luis Valley of Colorado.
Unfortunately, the book dragged. I wanted to know more, but kept putting this down in favor of other books.

My husband got sick of my repeated lament that the scientist in me wanted more science. In particular, the book lacks a Medina family tree that showing gene and disease status. I would have been satisfied with a diagram that anonymized the entries if the Medina family wanted to protect themselves and family members that had not specifically participated in the writing of the book. While who was tested, and what were the results are sprinkled throughout the book, it was hard to keep track of without a diagram.