9781508182658. Spilsbury, Richard. Multiple Sclerosis. ISBN 9781508182832.ea vol: 48p. (Genetic Diseases and Gene Therapies). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Rosen Central. Aug. 2018. lib. ed. $31.75.
Gr 5–8—Throughout these volumes, Spilsbury underscores that the vulnerability to genetic diseases and dependency on gene therapies can affect everyone. The causes and symptoms or behaviors associated with each topic are clearly described. Detailed explanations cover how chromosomal mutations, faulty neurotransmitters, or cell division errors can result in autism, bipolar disorder, or Down syndrome. Stem cell research, advanced treatments, and plans for future developments are also covered. "Gene Stories" sidebars share insights from individuals and/or family members affected. "Gene Genies" are accounts of breakthroughs in research and amazing discoveries within the genetics field.
VERDICT Thorough coverage of the topics and useful for research.

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