Blood Matters: A Journey Along the Genetic Frontier

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Granta, 2008 - Science - 321 pages
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'Blood Matters' explores the way genetic information is shaping the decisions we make, not only about our physical and emotional health but about whom we marry, the children we bear, even the personality traits we have. It is both a candid and moving memoir and a much-needed field guide to this unfamiliar and unsettling territory.

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This was a wide ranging and thoughtful look at the state of genetics research and its application to genetically identifiable diseases. Ms. Gessen covers such topics as her own reaction to having the ... Read full review

Blood matters: from inherited illness to designer babies, how the world and I found ourselves in the future of the gene

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An experienced journalist exploring issues that bear directly on her own life and health, Gessen here shares a personal journey that began in 2004, when she learned she had a "deleterious mutation" in ... Read full review

Contents

My Mothers Fatal Flaw
3
The Four Mothers of Jews
15
The PostNazi Era
57
Copyright

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Masha Gessen is a Russian American journalist. She has written several books including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin, Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot, and The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy.

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