I recently read a 300+ page book, in my opinion useful for the non-scientists in our field
of interest, that describes and evaluates the impartial science behind genetics. I will
highly recommend it if you can find it in your local library. Full disclosure, he is a
Brit so frequently refers to 23andMe as that testing group appears to have the highest
profile in England where he lives. He does on occasion refer to other DNA testing
A fascinating read throughout.
Title A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived (subtitled The Human Story Retold
Through Our Genes)
by Adam Rutherford
first copyright 2016
my paperback copy published 2018 (397 pages incl notes and index)
It’s current and he has some impartial academic credentials to back up what he says.
Janet, your question (below) will be answered, and many more.
Doug Fletcher (with no scientific background at all!!!!)
> On Feb 11, 2019, at 1:03 PM, caiside(a)comcast.net wrote:
> Wow. This is really fascinating. So what we were taught in high school was wrong!
> I wonder what the logistics of the differences are--how does it happen?--does that
mean when the egg divides the genetic material is not divided evenly? I'd like to
understand the science better.
> On 2/11/19 1:31 PM, fermanagh-gold-request(a)rootsweb.com wrote:
>> Please read this article from the NY Times:
>> This is a SCIENTIFIC STUDY NOT DONE BY DNA COMPANIES.
>> "But according to new research, though identical twins share very similar
genes, identical they are not ...
>> The scientists examined the genes of 10 pairs of monozygotic, or identical,
twins, including 9 pairs in which one twin showed signs of dementia or Parkinson’s disease
and the other did not."
>> Marge in Southern California