Synopses & Reviews
The Mysterious You series explores the mysteries of the human body using an exciting mix of thoroughly researched factual information, amazing anecdotes and surprising try-it activities. In Baa , kids unravel the mysteries of genes and see how traits like dimples and hair colour are passed down through their family tree. They can then explore the secrets of cloning -- what it is and what changes it may bring in the future. Kids can learn about * natural selection * genetic mutations * DNA and forensics * gene mapping * cloning in nature and in the lab * future predictions With simple language and kid-friendly examples, Baa helps demystify an intriguing, but often difficult-to-grasp, subject in a way that kids can understand.
The story of Dolly, the first sheep and mammal that was cloned from an adult, is told in this book that also explains what scientists know about genes, and what, exactly, are these tiny bits of matter that make each individual unique. Readers can explore the secrets of cloning, and what changes it may bring to the future. Full-color illustrations.