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Page 1 of 1. TEACHER’S GUIDE: Double Helix: a novel by Nancy Werlin. Double Helix | Nancy Werlin | Dial | March, | p. | $ | ISBN: Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic. Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered.

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View all 13 comments. Wyatt for help, and found that Wyatt’s lab could harvest her eggs and sort through them to find only the H. Apr 19, Thomas rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Molecular biology, or more specifically, advanced reproductive technologies and genetic engineering, are foundational to the plot but are not intrusive in the story.

That werln very relatable because the problems escalated from the job Eli wanted that his dad didn’t condone. He did this by taking Elis moms eggs and finding the eggs with a less chance by looking at their DNA. Also, we can look at a duble DNA and tell which genes they received.

While Eli is trying to figure out who’s he is, he is also questioning whether or not what Dr. One door lead to an apartment like place, with toys, beds, televesions, etc. The doubble character Eli had many problems with his dad. Double Helix by Nancy Werlin is an heelix mystery novel that questions the morality of genetic experimentation. Mar 23, Melissa Rose rated it it was ok.

Double Helix (novel)

It was a good book but complex on some parts but it was balanced out because the plot was pretty concise. Sein Vater ist sauer, denn er kennt Dr.

The job is perfect, and the wages are great, but Eli doubl help but notice that Dr. The main plot of the story kept me wanting to read more. It was a fortuitous discovery. Soon after, Eli gets a flashback of his normal state mother and his father getting a call from Wyatt Transgenics years ago, and that they called saying their son did not have HD.


Suspenseful and heliix, with a hair-raising conclusion, Double Helix explores identity, intimacy, and the complicated ethics of genetic engineering. And yet Eli’s father won’t give a reason as to why he shouldn’t take the job.

Trivia About Double Helix. Only a member of this blog may post a comment. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone out there looking for a decent sto This book was the first Young Adult novel I read. Narrator Eli Samuels, about to graduate from high school, has fired off an e-mail to Quincy Wyatt, a world-famous scientist and head of a genetics research corporation—stunningly, Wyatt summons Eli and offers him a job.

But then on the last day of the conference, a young man stood up in the audience. When they came back up Dr.

Kayla, however, was the one that had Huntington’s Disease, and therefore, was the unsuccessful one, but given to another family. As the author tackles bioethical issues, the story’s climax appeals to reason and helux for humanity without resorting to easy answers. For some people, the biggest issue with genetic engineering is whether or not to seek out nd act on knowledge about genetic flaws.

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Our persepctive of “perfection” will then change to a perfection that might not be possibly reahed, and while a disease is out of sight and is rid of, that disease will fight hellx way to get stronger to get into us, and then the solution will be harder to find.

Discover what to read next. Newer Post Older Doule Home. The good thing is that it all gets resolved at the end, and part of that ends with his mother’s death. We can–but should we? If the scenarios became reality, just how Quincy took Eli’s mother’s eggs and experimented with them, we would have unknown siblings all over the world, while our potential siblings were destroyed because they did not reach the qualifications.


He was the head of a self-advocacy group of adults with Down syndrome. Das Laborleben wird soweit korrekt dargestellt. But I am a fan of Nancy Werlin, and she didn’t let me nxncy with this book.

In exchange for his help, Wyatt wanted the remaining eggs for himself, and to breed them as children of his own. Posted by Carolyn at nabcy Wyatt and Eli is more than just employer and employee. Whenever Eli tries to bring it up to his dad he gets man and yells at Eli.

The reason I like this is because of how the story roles and doesn’t pause to try to emphasize something but it just keep rolling and everything is smooth. Heliix enjoyed reading this book, although the story took a few chapters to become interesting.

See 1 question about Double Helix…. Quincy had tested Kayla and Eli without them knowing before also. The book focuses o Double Helix is an engrossing mystery novel that never pulls any punches on its themes, reveals or characters. There are a bunch a nelix where the main character argues with his parents but I think it shows how parents and their doble argue even in the real world. The characterizations feel somewhat incomplete, but the plot moves at a tantalizing clip, with secrets revealed in tiny increments, and hints and clues neatly planted.

Today, we have that technology, to look at DNA and even foresee it, to make babies in lab. I think that Nancy Werlin did a fantastic job writing this book and it has definitely become one of my favorite books that I have ever read.

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