A DNA Test from a Genealogy company was an unexpected gift and may just lead to her death. Life is unpredictable and full of surprise for Delta, whose mother is a prostitute and drug addict. Her father is unknown. Somehow she overcomes disastrous foster care placements and sexual abuse and is able to prosper in the worst of environments. Then her mother dies of a drug overdose when she is 15 and now she is truly alone. A high achiever in school without any support but fate had more in store for her. She is alone so alone that she asks a truck driver who is a total stranger to lie and become her guardian to prevent her from going back in foster care. Surprise, it works and with her guardian's support she achieves all her goals. She completes a biochemical engineering degree on the way to become a medical researcher committed to solving the issue of drug dependence. Accepted at prestigious medical schools she has the world under control, or at least she thinks so. Then-She takes that simple DNA test promoted by an ancestor genealogy site and her world is forever changed. She may find a father she never wanted but at the same time she may be killed for finding him. The few people she loves are now in danger of being hurt or killed because they know her story. Is her father trying to kill her? If not her father, who would want to end her life and why? Just who will save Delta? The truth is in her genes.
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Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others - and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.
In the fifty years since DNA was discovered, we have seen extraordinary advances. For example, genetic testing has rapidly improved the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as Huntington's, cystic fibrosis, breast cancer, and Alzheimer's. But with this new knowledge comes difficult decisions for countless people, who wrestle with fear about whether to get tested, and if so, what to do with the results. Am I My Genes? shows how real individuals have confronted these issues in their daily lives. Robert L. Klitzman interviewed 64 people who faced Huntington's Disease, breast and ovarian cancer, or Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. The book describes--often in the person's own words--how each has wrestled with the vast implications that genetics has for their lives and their families. Klitzman shows how these men and women struggle to make sense of their predicament and its causes. They confront a series of quandaries--whether to be tested; whether to disclose their genetic risks to parents, siblings, spouses, offspring, friends, doctors, insurers, employers, and schools; how to view and understand themselves and their genetics; what treatments, if any, to pursue; whether to have children, adopt, screen embryos, or abort; and whether to participate in genetic communities. In the face of these uncertainties, they have tried to understand these tests and probabilities, avoid fatalism, anxiety, despair, and discrimination, and find hope, meaning, and a sense of wholeness. Forced to wander through a wilderness of shifting sands, they chart paths that many others may eventually follow. Klitzman captures here the voices of pioneers, some of the first to encounter the personal dilemmas introduced by modern genetics. Am I My Genes? is an invaluable account of their experience, one that will become all the more common in the coming years. "An extraordinary exploration...probing the many roles and implications of genetics in our lives today.... Filled with astonishing insights,
Modern medicine is now in a position to make advanced prognoses that chart the entire course of illness and recovery. Paradoxically, this is coupled with a new dimension of uncertainty for the patient, i.e. coming to terms with discovering they have an increased risk of a particular disease and deciding what appropriate steps to take. In this publication, renowned experts in their fields discuss these issues. The certainty and uncertainty of one’s fate are discussed from both methodological and epidemiological perspectives, using examples of diseases for which treatment and prognosis have dramatically changed. Despite profound insights into the human genome, personalized genetically tailored medicine still lies in the future. Religious, spiritual and philosophical dimensions are discussed, as are the ways in which they may help people cope with these new insights into their future, e.g. the promise of an afterlife. This publication aims to bridge the different fields dealing with this area by addressing the challenges faced and encouraging dialogue. It will be of interest to all readers who deal with ethical problems of prognosis, particularly in medicine, as well as to theologians and sociologists.
- Author : Stephen P. Robbins
- Publisher : FT Press
- Release Date : 2002
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 211
- ISBN : 013066927X
One of the world's leading management experts distills today's most important management research into 64 principles. Robbins rips away the hype, fads, and cliches that keep managers from seeing reality, delivering no-holds barred advice for hiring, motivation, leadership, communication, performance evaluation, and more.
“This may be the last book on health that you’ll ever need. Loaded with scientific research to back up every word, the author gives you concise practical advice that is easy to understand and follow. This real bottom-line health information is well documented and referenced, and told in a way that feels like you’re sitting knee to knee in a conversation with an expert who is speaking directly to you. Not just another nutrition or fitness book, this book takes you by the hand and not only tells you WHAT to do, but WHY and HOW. EVERYTHING you need to get back on the road to health, and stay there. The chapter on stress alone could save your life!” “A great collection of scientific health information presented in everyday language. Great for athletes and non-athletes, moms and dads, and even health-conscious doctors who want to improve their treatment results. Anyone who wants to improve their health, no matter what your present condition, should read this book.”
Contemporary Debates in Bioethics features a timely collection of highly readable, debate-style arguments contributed by many of today’s top bioethics scholars, focusing on core bioethical concerns of the twenty-first century. Written in an engaging, debate-style format for accessibility to non-specialists Features general introductions to each topic that precede scholarly debates Presents the latest, cutting-edge thoughts on relevant bioethics ideas, arguments, and debates
"TJ shows us we don't lack the science, information or technology to live healthy, but the art to use these resources properly. Read The Art of Health Hacking to learn how vulnerability, self compassion, and personal health empowerment can put you back in charge of yourself. You'll be glad you did." -Dave Asprey, Founder of Bulletproof The Art of Health Hacking is a self-coaching guide for the modern-day health-conscious consumer who wants to build their All-Star healthcare team, rely less on a poorly designed sick-care system and instead, build their own “health hacker” approach rooted in prevention and high performance. In his book, TJ Anderson profiles what’s he’s learned as a health coach, and perhaps more importantly as a self-coach, in the fields of biohacking, behavior change, and our ever-evolving healthcare system. Merging the fundamentals with the cutting-edge, The Art of Health Hacking will teach you how to evolve your definition of health, create a healthier relationship with stress, and strategically design your own lifestyle based on your intentions and desires. Come along for the ride and experience what it’s like to elevate your state of total health and performance!
In 2154, it has been over a century since the history of Homo sapiens was re-written due to an illegal scientific organization known as The Cult. They broke all the rules to experiment on humans and create genetically enhanced anthromorphs, mixing animal and human gene traits to create a superior race. Naïve and isolated, Kate Parker believes the solution to dealing with her problems is ignorance. Growing up as the only child of two A-list Hollywood stars, limelight has always enveloped her like a glorified prison cell, so she finds solace in self-made solitude while coping with her mother’s death. When she begins college, she meets bianthromorph James Taylor, and their bond redefines the course of Homo sapiens history. When The Cult targets Kate to assist in their dark objective, she must turn from ignorance into full knowledge of a world erupting in chaos where issues of right and wrong are no longer clear. James has always been isolated due to his differences; Kate once chose to isolate herself. Now, they enter the fray in order to preserve what’s left of humanity and stop an evil super power.
This book is about a young man and his journey's with his painful life, in every step he takes. As nobody is aware of this, he psychologically has stress from being alive, the 32 year old man has endless thoughts about his pain that the God has done to him. As each day that goes by, he talks to God in his mind, Why, why, why? This man has no time to waste, as he is always thinking for his future and this future is ultimately to be safe in his thoughts, as he journey's every day from the time he wakes to the time he sleeps, he waitstruths that are out there, and the mysteries that surround him on this earth and ultimately out there in space. He can't wait in his mind just to be free and, as he walks this earth. He encounters thoughts and dreams that are full of psychological stress and one thing he does is he carries all the weight on his shoulders, he knows that one that he will find the truth to why the God has made him. But until then he will struggle in this life as a human being, walking step by step, the pain he endures in this life, it's a wonder that he still is alive, the silence he keeps, will always remain the same, like a battle of ships, so enjoy as the reader just how his mind operates. Psychologically the order in his mind is there, but so much different too the persons around him, where ever he goes.
All you will need for an exercise, eating and healthy living plan. Lots of exercise photos.Nationally known as The Health Colonel, Lt. Colonel Weinstein has been featured on The History Channel and many others. For more than 30 years, he has focused on leading others.
Lord Vishnu's Love Handles is the story of a man who is teetering on the edge of financial ruin and insanity until a couple of secret agents teach him what it really means to lose his mind. Travis Anderson has a psychic gift. Or so he thinks. So far he's milked his premonitions only to acquire an upper-middle-class lifestyle -- pretty wife, big house, and a shiny Range Rover -- without having to make any real effort. But recent visions threaten his yuppie contentment. Haunted by omens of impending cancers, stillborn babies, and personal train wrecks, he is compelled to make a series of inaccurate and horrifying prophecies that humiliate him in front of his fellow country club members. The IRS gets Travis's number, too, demanding an audit of his sloppy bookkeeping. Drowning in mounting financial problems and apparent mental illness, Travis tries booze, pills, even golf to stay afloat, but nothing works. His wife and friends are forced to stage an intervention. Travis is in danger of losing his family, his career, and ultimately, his sanity. That is, until he meets a Hindu holy man in rehab who claims to be the final incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Suddenly, the tragically shallow Travis is saddled with the responsibility of bettering mankind and saving the world.
Genes have a huge impact on who we are, from defining us as humans, to governing how we behave. Whether controlling our cells or creating new forms of life, discover how DNA makes each of us unique. In The Secret Life of Genes, you'll learn all about the past, present and future of the human genome. Filled with colourful, graphic illustrations to help you to understand the world of genetics, from the basics to the most complex theories, this book brings the inner workings of the human body to life. Derek Harvey answers the biggest questions, from the nature of inheritance, evolution and reproduction, to how genes are arranged and how DNA is read. Take a trip through the history of the world's DNA and unlock the future of the field.
- Author : Friedberg Errol C
- Publisher : World Scientific
- Release Date : 2018-09-18
- Genre : Science
- Pages : 124
- ISBN : 9789813272637
Genes were unknowingly discovered in the 19th century by Gregor Mendel, a Czechoslovakian monk. It was later established that genes are made of DNA, a biological compound found in tiny thread-like structures called chromosomes that are located in the nuclei of all cells in our bodies. DNA consists of chains of entities called bases of which there are four in nature. DNA consists of long chains of bases (sometimes referred to as DNA sequences) that are joined in any order, but the precise order and length of which constitute different genes.Many (but not all) genes carry a code called the genetic code, a code that instructs the synthesis (manufacture) of the many hundreds of proteins that we require to survive and execute the many functions of life. The genetic code was deciphered in relatively recent years and is considered one of the most significant discoveries in the history of biology.Genes that encode instructions for the synthesis of proteins and those that regulate the manufacture of proteins comprise a mere two percent of our DNA. Despite our extensive knowledge of biology and the sub-discipline of molecular biology (the study of biology at the molecular level), the function (if any) of the rest of the DNA in our cells is unknown.Research about genes and DNA has in recent years spawned an endeavor referred to as the Human Genome Project, an international collaboration that has successfully determined, stored, and rendered publicly available the sequences of almost all the genetic content of the chromosomes of the human organism, otherwise known as the human genome.DNA sequences that are unique to every person on earth have been discovered (DNA fingherprints) and are now used for identifying criminals. The book relates a specific example of identifying a criminal who murdered two women.This is the first and only book that we are aware of that educates non-biologists about genes. It is written in a style and uses a vocabulary that can be comprehended by the av
Understanding the significance of genetic factors for our lives requires an analysis that goes beyond biological aspects. It is especially necessary to take into account how human beings relate to others and to themselves. Who we are is a result of social action and the ways in which human beings constitute themselves as subjects. Seen from this perspective, genetic medicine is a social practice that shapes how we think about us, how we conduct our behaviour and how we care for our children. This book scrutinises practices by which individuals become knowledgeable about their genes and constitute them as responsible decision makers.
A crash course in genetics! Everyone knows that if you come from a family of brunettes, you're likely to be born with brown hair. But did you know your hair color may also affect how often you get sunburned? Or how often you need to take vitamin supplements? What's in Your Genes? goes beyond Gregor Mendel and dominant/recessive genes to show you all the ins and outs of what determines your DNA. Each entry provides you with a sneak peek into your DNA sequence and teaches you exactly how your body is able to create that wonderful you-ness that no one else has. From your tastebuds to your eye color to your obsession with clinical-strength deodorants, this book not only guides you through the history and study of genetics, but also shows you how those four little letters in your DNA make you who you are. Complete with imaginative illustrations, What's in Your Genes? reveals all there is to know about heredity--like the science behind vibrant red hair, perfect teeth, and your ability to see in color.
Take charge of your health by understanding the connection between our evolutionary past and our future wellbeing with this practical guide to personalized health and nutrition—from distinguished physician Dr. Sharad Paul. Recognized as one of the best in his field, surgeon, academic, and philanthropist, Dr. Sharad Paul combines everyday health with evolutionary biology and explains how to improve your overall wellness by following a diet and exercise plan according to your gene type. Starting with our brains, this book covers everything from skin and muscles, to hearts, diets, and stress management. Throughout, Dr. Paul shares key information and provides steps to improve our daily wellbeing—impacting everything from our energy levels to memory retention to our overall longevity. Our evolutionary past and genetic makeup determine how and why the body works the way it does and how it all combines to make us unique individuals. Presenting a compelling blend of medical mysteries, patient stories, and science, Dr. Paul has developed a revolutionary approach to wellness that will result in beautiful skin at any age, a healthier diet for muscle endurance and skeletal strength, a more resilient and efficient heart, better mood and memory balance, and more.
- Author : Kellie Deys
- Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
- Release Date : 2021-11-15
- Genre : Performing Arts
- Pages : 200
- ISBN : 9781793622112
Social Order and Authority in Disney and Pixar Films initiates an essential conversation about how power dynamics are questioned, reinforced, and disrupted in the Disneyverse. Using various theoretical lenses, authors critique underlying ideologies and help readers understand how Disney’s output both reflects and impacts our contemporary moment.
Make delicious vegan food every night of the week with these 200 quick and easy plant-based recipes the whole family will love! You can now prepare delicious, homemade vegan meals quicker and easier than ever and The Everything Easy Vegan Cookbook is here to help. This comprehensive, easy-to-follow cookbook has it all from recipes for a hectic workweek to meal-prep friendly slow cooker meals to impressive but easy dinners perfect for company. Whether you’re a brand-new vegan, a seasoned veteran, or just a health-conscious cook looking for a meatless Monday meal, you can enjoy healthy and satisfying dishes without spending hours in the kitchen!
In our relativistic society, Christians more than ever are bombarded by tough questions about their faith. Author Paul Copan has observed that many of these questions emerge as "anti-truth claims" that are part of today's skeptical mind-set. Christians defending their faith often hear slogans and questions such as: Ž It's all relative Ž Everything is one with the Divine; all else is illusion Ž The Gospels contradict each other Ž Why would a good God create hell? This book provides incisive answers to slogans related to truth and reality; theism, pantheism/Eastern religion, and naturalism; and doctrinal issues such as the incarnation and truth of Scripture. Each of the twenty-two chapters provides succinct answers and summary points for countering the arguments. Copan's book is accessible for all Christians who want to defend the plausibility of Christianity in the marketplace of ideas. It also includes helpful summary sections, additional resources, and additional documentation in the endnotes for review and discussion.