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DNA Detective

DNA Detective

  • Title: DNA Detective
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  • ISBN : 9781554517732
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 120 pages


In the center of almost every cell in our bodies is a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like Create two legs, two arms, two eyes, and one nose But how can so much information squeeze into such a tiny space In DNA Detective, Lloyd Kyi unravels the mystery of our genetic blueprint She explains the basics of genetics and reveals the fascinating, and fre In the center of almost every cell in our bodies is a piece of DNA designed to give the body instructions like Create two legs, two arms, two eyes, and one nose But how can so much information squeeze into such a tiny space In DNA Detective, Lloyd Kyi unravels the mystery of our genetic blueprint She explains the basics of genetics and reveals the fascinating, and frequently entertaining stories of the researchers who discovered pieces of the DNA puzzle Meet the genetics rock stars like Frederick Sanger, whose groundbreaking research won him two Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Rosalind Franklin, who created the first clear image of DNA.Readers will apply what they learn about genetic science at the end of each chapter in an engaging challenge helping a young detective eliminate suspects to solve a major crime, based on a real world case.Discover why humans are like flies or mice than we d like to admit, how to clone a sheep, and what palindromes have to do with DNA From genetically engineered pets to a dating app that helps Icelanders avoid marrying their cousins, the world of DNA will surprise and delight you


Author Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Tanya writes both fiction and non fiction, often choosing topics related to science, pop culture, or social history or a combination of the three She enjoys combining factual research with intriguing narratives, or the life stories of interesting folks.In her spare time, Tanya likes to run, bake, and read Her favourite meal is breakfast, her favourite color is blue, and her favourite children s




DNA Detective Reviews (20)

  • A middle grade nonfiction book, DNA Detective tells the fascinating story of how scientists unraveled the mystery of DNA over the years The text moves chronologically and from scientist to scientist as they advance the theories of how humans, animals, plants, and cells are created The story is prese [..]

  • I like this book because it makes kids around my age understand about DNA. [..]

  • The basics of genetics is explained in simple, clear language and reveals the fascinating stories of the researchers who discovered what is now the history of DNA As readers learn the science of genes they will apply what they learn in a cartoon challenge to help a new detective solve a major crime [..]

  • This book is about genetics than it is about solving a crime The lesson of each chapter is applied at the end of the chapter in eliminating suspects in the jewelry store heist.Genetics was my favorite part of my AP Biology class back in the early 80s, so some of this material was familiar to me But [..]

  • A nice mix of a mystery to solve and information about DNA, this illustrated, fascinating book makes learning about DNA pleasurable The book contains wonderful short stories about the people behind discoveries in genetics and what they discovered At the end of each chapter, the reader has the opport [..]

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