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JULY 21st to AUGUST 4th, 2012

 

THE VIOLINIST’S THUMB

by SAM KEAN

SYNOPSIS:
   There’s enough DNA in a single cell to stretch six feet tall, and enough DNA in our bodies to stretch almost to the moon. And within this DNA are stories that have been buried for millions of years–stories that can be used to solve historical mysteries about humans, and tell of our peculiar rise on earth.
In THE VIOLINIST’S THUMB, Sam Kean uses the forensic traces in our DNA to illuminate how humans evolved from primordial muck to the most dominant species on the planet, how studying language, art, and history can reveal the scientific workings of DNA–and vice-versa, and how the human line almost went extinct, twice, causing us to be more closely related than any other species.
There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, a love of reckless activities, and a talent for the violin; genes that could allow someone to survive in the arctic. THE VIOLINIST’S THUMB uses genes to reveal so much about our past, and leaves us wondering if and how scientists will manipulate DNA to alter our species’ future. 
THANKS TO ANNA,  AND THE VERY GENEROUS
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  50 Responses to “GIVEAWAY ENTRY PAGE “THE VIOLINIST’S THUMB” by Sam Kean ENDED

  1. I think of criminal investigations, genealogy, medical breakthroughs,.

  2. I think of criminal investigations, genealogy, medical breakthroughs

    harvee44@yahoo.com

  3. Dna very modern very helpful in criminal. Cases and paternety cases

  4. I think of those wavy strings of DNA and my high school biology class.

  5. I think of crimes.

  6. My son has Williams Syndrome, which is a deletion of genes in the 7th Chromosome. That’s usually what I think of when I start thinking about DNA. I hope one day they can figure out why they are deleted and develop ways to prevent the deletion from happening.

  7. I think of genetic diseases which are prevalent in many families and the tests that are done in order to detect the problems.

  8. work done by forensics people

  9. I think of genealogy, solving crimes and unlocking its mysteries in order to cure diseases and disorders.

    • For some reason or another, I accidentally hit a button which left my name as “s”. It’s Stefanie McMullen

  10. this is a great concept that doesnt come up often in this genre

  11. My first thought was “helix”.

  12. I think about how it helps in solving criminal cases and paternity cases.

  13. DNA makes me think of paternity cases and solving crimes.

  14. I think of genetics.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  15. DNA makes me think of solving crimes.

  16. I think of genetics

  17. I think crime and genetics. Its amazing what they can find out with the DNA.

  18. Family comes to mind when I hear the word DNA or being a redhead LOL

  19. I think about Crime scenes and paternity tests

  20. crime scenes

  21. First thing that comes to my mind is science!

  22. I think of a way they test for crime scenes
    melissalucky43@yahoo.com

  23. I think of scientific research.

  24. I always think of the X-Men!

  25. I think of it as that thing that “codes” us. It makes me think we were built to become what we are today all due to our programming in our DNA

  26. i always think of the twin spirals

  27. Science

  28. I think blood
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  29. I think of Jurassic Park when I hear ‘DNA’!
    celiaafisher@gmail.com

  30. Crime solving and paternity tests

  31. what we are made of

  32. double helix & science class

  33. I automatically think of the crime shows.

  34. I think back to my best friend and I talking our way through a hilarious AP Bio class!

  35. something that make you who you are.

  36. I think of trying to have to spell this out in biology class.
    rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

  37. Thanks for the giveaway…I immediately think of Watson & Crick, the four base pairs, x-ray diffraction, the double helix, etc.

  38. Please Enter Me In Your Book Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win A Copy of The Violinist’s Thumb by Sam Kean.
    In Response To Your Question Of WHAT THOUGHT(S) COMES
    TO MIND WHEN YOU SEE AND/OR HEAR “DNA”?
    My Answer Is I Think Of Science,Blood,Paternity Tests
    And The Television Show CSI:Crime Scene Investigation.
    Thanks For Having This Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Crime solving for sure. This book has a very interersting subject.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

  40. I think of Criminal Investigations

  41. Genetics

  42. When I hear DNA I think about crime scenes and all the cases I see on tv that is solved by DNA or suspects who are absolved based on the results of their DNA tests.

  43. The very first thing that comes to mind is The Maury Povich show. He uses this technique all the time to help determine if the man is the actual father of the child in question.

  44. I think about criminal investigations.

  45. I think that they are checking a suspect for a crime they believe they committed.

  46. i think of maury

  47. DNA means that we can catch criminals but also is useful for paternity tests (my little brother is going to get it done to see if his baby boy is his)… So DNA makes me think of my brother right now.

  48. CSI ;)

  49. Crime investigations or paternity tests

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