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Author Rochman, Bonnie, 1972- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    616.042 ROC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    616.042 ROC    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    616.042 ROC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 272 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How the Jews beat Tay-Sachs (carrier screening) -- Rewriting a family's history of cancer (preimplantation diagnosis) -- The other scarlet A (abortion) -- Silencing a gene (the future of Down syndrome) -- What do parents want to know? (variants of unknown significance) -- Do you have a right to an open future? (return of results) -- How to hunt a zebra (rare disease) -- The genie in the bottle (universal sequencing).
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.
Subject Medical genetics.
Medical genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Human genetics -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genetic engineering.
ISBN 9780374160784 hardcover
0374160783 hardcover
9780374713966 electronic book
0374713960 electronic book

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