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The wandering gene and the Indian princess : race, religion, and DNA

Author: Jeff Wheelwright
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Reveals the surprising history of a family who believed themselves to be of Native American and Spanish Catholic descent after one family member developed breast cancer and was discovered to be carrying a genetic variant characteristic of Jews.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
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Named Person: Shonnie Medina; Shonnie Medina; Shonnie Medina
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Wheelwright
ISBN: 9780393081916 0393081915
OCLC Number: 738350124
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Girasol --
Predestination --
The wandering gene --
El convento --
The lost tribe --
From the morada to the Kingdom Hall --
The DNA age --
Last days of the Indian princess --
When Harry met Stanley --
The obligate carrier.
Responsibility: Jeff Wheelwright.

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"A freewheeling trip through Southwestern culture and religion, Jewish history and modern genetics...An intriguing tale told with gusto." -- Kirkus Reviews "Wheelwright is a marvelously intelligent Read more...

 
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