Abraham Lincoln’s DNA and Other Adventures in Genetics by Philip R Reilly

By Philip R Reilly

Twenty-four real, wide-ranging stories of crime, historical past, human habit, disease, and ethics, advised from the private point of view of the writer, an eminent physician-lawyer who makes use of the tales to demonstrate the rules of human genetics. Philip Reilly makes use of those tales to demonstrate the foundations of human genetics and to debate the wider concerns.

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It was about then that Henri began to disappear into his art. In 1880 when he was 15, he made 300 drawings and about 50 paintings. In the autumn of that year he and his mother (who was estranged from his father) moved to Paris. Henri was to sit for his baccalaureate exams in the spring of 1881, in that era typically the end point for the education of a son of a wealthy family. But soon after arriving Henri began to spend his days in the studio of a family friend, Rene Princeteau, a connection which his father had made for him.

But soon after arriving Henri began to spend his days in the studio of a family friend, Rene Princeteau, a connection which his father had made for him. The solid artistic reputation enjoyed by Princeteau, who was then 37 years old, was especially remarkable because he had been born deaf. The degree to which he had triumphed over his disability impressed everyone. He could read lips well, and with a bit of practice one could understand his speech. Throughout Henri’s first years in Paris, Princeteau treated him like a son and by example showed him what he might become.

Today, as we shall see, molecular biologists can ask far more subtle questions about that minuet. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. ) CHAPTER 3 Toulouse-Lautrec An Artist despite His Genes In the summer of 1997, I had the good fortune to take my family on holiday to Paris. Among the small souvenirs we brought home was a set of coasters for drinks, each depicting a famous Parisian landmark. They were the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Sacre Coeur, the Arc de Triomphe, Saint Chapelle, and the Moulin Rouge. That the last, a tawdry dance hall set up in the 1880s on the outskirts of Paris, should hold rank with the other five is in one sense a measure of the impact of a talented, unconventional, and tortured painter whose meteoric career lasted less than 20 years.

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