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An Intelligent Person's Guide to Genetics

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 13 January 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:151
  1. Fred Kavalier, primary care geneticist and consultant (
  1. Guy's Hospital, London

    Always a sucker for a quick fix, I was immediately attracted to Adrian Woolfson's book by its title. An Intelligent Person's Guide to Genetics promises something to the potential reader: “If you are an intelligent person,” it says, “I will explain genetics to you in a way that you will understand.” Perhaps now, I thought, it would all become a little clearer.

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    Adrian Woolfson

    Duckworth Overlook, £12.99/$21.95, pp 240 ISBN 0 7156 3313 9

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    Only one thing about genetics is utterly clear to me: it's much more complicated than I …

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