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Author Pollen, Daniel A.

Title Hannah's heirs : the quest for the genetic origins of Alzheimer's disease / Daniel A. Pollen
Edition Expanded edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993


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 MELB  616.831042 Pol/Hht  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Founders -- The Life and Death of Hannah -- Gregor Mendel -- Alois Alzheimer -- Into the Wilderness -- The Descendants of Hannah and Shlomo -- Mendel's Heirs -- Alzheimer's Disease at Midcentury -- Enter Genetics -- New Seeds Are Sown -- No Longer Alone -- Twin Pillars of Hope -- A Transmissible Virus? -- Base Camp, Circa 1980 -- The Ascent -- The New Basis for Linkage Maps of the Human Genome -- The Quest for the Huntington's Disease Gene -- Charles -- Peter St. George-Hyslop and the Link to Chromosome 21 -- A Gene for Amyloid -- A Siege of the Soul -- Elizabeth W. and the Second Family from Bobruisk -- A Unity of Heart and Mind -- Russia Once Again -- The Twenty-one Pedigrees of Nina Ivanovna Voskresenskaya -- How Many Genes? -- The Third Dove Goes Forth -- The Path Ahead -- Lost Tribes -- The First Abnormal Gene Is Found -- New Sightings -- Mutual Aid as a Factor in Evolution and in Genetic Research -- Hannah's Heirs -- Landfall -- Hannah's Gene
Summary Hannah's grandson charted his family's medical history over five generations and thereby provided priceless research in genetics. Pollen uses Hannah's illness as a starting point and a central story in his inside look at the medical detective story of the genetic origins of Alzheimer's disease
Analysis Alzheimer's disease Research
Notes "Now including the discovery of "Hannah's gene""--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-288) and index
Subject Alzheimer's disease -- Popular works.
Alzheimer's disease -- Genetic aspects -- Case studies.
Alzheimer's disease -- Pathogenesis.
Alzheimer Disease -- etiology.
Alzheimer Disease -- genetics.
LC no. 93000066
ISBN 0195068092 (alk. paper)