Gene Hunter by Adele Glimm
The Story of Neuropsychologist Nancy Wexler (Women's Adventures in Science (Children's Press))

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Nancy Wexler is a hunter. Her quarry is the gene responsible for a fatal, inherited sickness called Huntington’s disease. Nancy’s work is a breathtaking race against time—not only for others but maybe for herself, as well. Nancy Wexler is the daughter of a Huntington’s patient and is at risk for this disease. Finding this gene is a vital step toward preventing or curing Huntington’s and thus saving lives. Nancy’s work takes her all over the world, specifically to small villages in Venezuela where the mysterious gene affects more people than anywhere else on the globe. Blood samples generously donated by the villagers hold the clues to discovering the gene. Hunter, detective, scientist— Nancy is all these, plus a friend to people everywhere who are affected by Huntington’s and other diseases of the brain. Gene Hunter is the powerful story of a courageous and dedicated woman whose passion for science is both personally and intellectually satisfying. Author Adele Glimm draws on firsthand accounts from Nancy and her friends, family, and colleagues to tell us how a curious, strongminded
 

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The Bank Street College of Education, often called "America's most trusted name in early childhood education," is a private institution with a public mission--to make learning meaningful for all children. From its origins as the Bureau of Education Experiments to its current configuration as the Bureau of Education Experiments to its current configuration as a multifaceted learning community, Bank Street has been making its mark as a leader for child-centered education since 1916.Adele Glimm lives in New York City. In addition to biographies, she writes short stories and articles. Adele Glimm lives in New York City. In addition to biographies, she writes short stories and articles.
 
Published December 31, 2006 by Joseph Henry Press. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Science & Math. Fiction

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