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The Resource The gene machine : how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have, Bonnie Rochman

The gene machine : how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have, Bonnie Rochman

Label
The gene machine : how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have
Title
The gene machine
Title remainder
how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have
Statement of responsibility
Bonnie Rochman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A researched exploration of the promises and vulnerabilities of having children in an age of genetic tests and interventions considers key scientific, technological and political factors while sharing the stories of men and women struggling to understand the range of the tests and their revelations, "--NoveList
  • "Is screening for disease in an embryo a humane form of family planning or a slippery slope toward eugenics? Should doctors tell you that your infant daughter is genetically predisposed to breast cancer? If tests revealed that your toddler has a genetic mutation whose significance isn't clear, would you want to know? In The Gene Machine, the award-winning journalist Bonnie Rochman deftly explores these hot-button questions, guiding us through the new frontier of gene technology and how it is transforming medicine, bioethics, health care, and the factors that shape a family. Rochman tells the stories of scientists working to unlock the secrets of the human genome; genetic counselors and spiritual advisers guiding mothers and fathers through life-changing choices; and, of course, parents (including Rochman herself) grappling with revelations that are sometimes joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, but always profound. She navigates the dizzying and constantly expanding array of prenatal and postnatal tests, from carrier screening to genome sequencing, while considering how access to more tests is altering perceptions of disability and changing the conversation about what sort of life is worth living and who draws the line. Along the way, she highlights the most urgent ethical quandary: Is this technology a triumph of modern medicine or a Pandora's box of possibilities? Propelled by human narratives and meticulously reported, The Gene Machine is both a scientific road map and a meditation on our power to shape the future. It is a book that gets to the very core of what it means to be human."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rochman, Bonnie
Dewey number
616/.042
Index
index present
LC call number
RB155
LC item number
.R675 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Human genetics
  • Genetic engineering
Target audience
adult
Label
The gene machine : how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have, Bonnie Rochman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How the Jews beat Tay-Sachs : screening for disease before pregnancy -- Playing God : how preimplantation genetic diagnosis is rewriting family history -- The other scarlet "A" : abortion's relationship to genetic testing -- Silencing a gene : the future of Down syndrome -- What do parents want to know? : grappling with variants of unknown significance -- The right to an open future : navigating the return of results -- How to hunt a zebra : ending the rare-disease diagnostic odyssey -- The genie in the bottle : sequencing newborn babies
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780374160784
Lccn
2016035006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027283293
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955093630
  • (OCoLC)955093630
  • 1047773
Label
The gene machine : how genetic technologies are changing the way we have kids--and the kids we have, Bonnie Rochman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- How the Jews beat Tay-Sachs : screening for disease before pregnancy -- Playing God : how preimplantation genetic diagnosis is rewriting family history -- The other scarlet "A" : abortion's relationship to genetic testing -- Silencing a gene : the future of Down syndrome -- What do parents want to know? : grappling with variants of unknown significance -- The right to an open future : navigating the return of results -- How to hunt a zebra : ending the rare-disease diagnostic odyssey -- The genie in the bottle : sequencing newborn babies
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9780374160784
Lccn
2016035006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40027283293
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955093630
  • (OCoLC)955093630
  • 1047773

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