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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

Sparrow Hill Road
Seanan McGuire
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid
Progress: 161/320 pages
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages

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.