The lost family : how DNA testing is upending who we are
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New York : Abrams Press, 2020.
ISBN
9781419743009, 1419743007
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294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Kilton Public Library - Nonfiction
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Published
New York : Abrams Press, 2020.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781419743009, 1419743007

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-278) and index.
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"You swab your cheek or spit in a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or the report could reveal long-buried family secrets and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, a relentless drive to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like "Who am I?" and "Where did I come from?" Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. She explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject" -- Goodreads.com.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Copeland, L. (2020). The lost family: how DNA testing is upending who we are . Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Copeland, Libby. 2020. The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are. Abrams Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Copeland, Libby. The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are Abrams Press, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Copeland, Libby. The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are Abrams Press, 2020.

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