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The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
 
 
Author
Jeff Wheelwright.
Publisher Norton  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.3 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9780393081916
Pages/Publication Date 260/2012
Daedalus Item Code 38076
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When a vibrant young Hispanic woman named Shonnie Medina inherits a breast-cancer mutation that is characteristic of Jews, it sparks a doctor's fascinating investigation of cultural history and the modern genetics of Jewish populations. Set in the isolated San Luis Valley of Colorado, Jeff Wheelwright's history also surveys the Medina family's 500-year passage from medieval Spain to the American Southwest, and of their surprising conversion from Catholicism to the Jehovah's Witnesses in the 1980s, a conversion with fateful consequences for Shonnie.

"With a novelist's gift for story and insight, an artist's appreciation for the stark beauty of the Southwest, and a passion for scientific investigation, Wheelwright addresses the thorny implications of genetics and portrays a family bravely facing a tragic consequence of a long-hidden legacy."Booklist

 
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